626 1999-2001

Removal & Installation

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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Drain and recycle the engine coolant.
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  5. Remove the fresh-air duct.
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  7. Remove the transaxle oil pipes on 2.0L (FS) engines with an automatic transaxle.
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  9. Disconnect the coolant reservoir hose from the radiator.
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  11. Unplug the fan control module connector.
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  13. Disconnect the radiator hoses.
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  15. Remove the radiator mounts and remove the radiator and fan assembly.
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To install:

  1. Install the components in the reverse of removal.
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  3. Fill the cooling system and check for leaks.
  4.  
  5. Check the transaxle fluid level.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the radiator assembly-626 2.0L (FS) engine



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    Fig. Exploded view of the radiator assembly-626 2.5L (KL) engine

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1.5L, 1.6L 1.8L & 2.0L Engines



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
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  3. Drain the cooling system.
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  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Air hose
     
    Upper radiator hose
     
    Cooling and condenser fan electrical connectors
     
    Lower radiator hose
     
    Cooling fan
     
    Condenser fan
     
    Oil cooler lines, if equipped
     
    Radiator
     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Radiator and torque the mounting bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm)
     
    Oil cooler lines, if equipped
     
    Cooling and condenser fans and torque the bolts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm)
     
    Lower radiator hose
     
    Fan electrical connectors
     
    Upper radiator hose
     
    Air hose
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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  3. Fill the cooling system to the proper level.
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  5. Start the vehicle, check for leaks and repair if necessary.
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