I need to replace the radiator on a 97 jeep laredo 8 cyl. It looks as if it needs to come out from the bottom. Is this correct?
no the rad is straight up and out: the following is removal of the rad
--access to rad drain **** remove the rad grill
--disconnect electric cooling fan electrical connector, if equipped
--if equipped remove two electric cooling fan mounting bolts. Lift cooling fan straight up until alignment tabs at the bottom are clear of the slots in the bracket at the bottom of rad
--remove the two mechanical (non-electrical) fan shroud mounting bolts, lift shroud straight up until alignment tabs at the bottom are clear of slots in the bracket at the bottom of rad. place shroud over the mechanical fan.
--if equipped disconnect and plug automatic transmission fluid cooler lines, quick connect fitting release tool may be needed. if equipped with a remote transmission cooler, remove the line to cooler from bracket at the bottom of rad.
--disconnect rad upper and lower hoses
--mark the position of the hood latch striker on the rad cross member and remove the striker
--remove the two upper rad upper cross member isolator nuts
--remove the four rad upper cross member bolts and remove the cross member.
--if equipped with air conditioning, separate rad from condenser by removing condenser-to-rad mounting brackets.
--lift the rad straight up and out of the eng compartment.
I hope this helps
Jul 09, 2009 |
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee