Radiator Removal and Install
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Removal of fan and top section of shroud is not required on the 3.0L models
1/ drain coolant when cold
2/ remove overflow hose and clamp from radiator neck.
3/ undo and move vacuum line that runs across the top of radiator (2 bolts x 10 mm)
4/ remove top hose and clamp
5/ remove bottom hose and clamp
6/ remove the 2 transmission hoses and block them off somehow to avoid loosing too much transmission oil. (I use 2 bolts to put in the hoses and use the clamps to keep them from leaking)
7/ from underneath the vehicle reach up on either side
of the fan shroud and remove the 2 clips that hold the bottom section of the
shroud to the top section, a small blade screwdriver may help with this, remove
the bottom section by sliding it firstly upwards making sure that the other
bottom clips slide out of there locking position, then slide it down and out.
Leave the top section mounted on the radiator.
8/ Here’s where you need small hands and tools (especially if you have a dual battery install) to remove the 4 mounting bolts x12 mm, 2 on either side of radiator. Three bolts will need to be accessed and removed from over the top and one can be accessed from underneath. The radiator will sit there on its lugs without the bolts in the mounting holes.
9/ with caution not to damage the core on the fan or the A/C condenser, if you have on, lift the radiator straight up and out.
Do whatever needs to be done then reinstall.
Install is exact reversal of removal with the addition of checking all hoses and clamps for ware and tear. Also check radiator cap seat rubber.
Refill with your choice of coolant.
After install and refill also check fluid level of auto transmission after running for a few minuets, also check for coolant and transmission fluid leaks around hoses.