Aurora 2001-2003

Removal & Installation

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3.5L Engines



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Disconnect battery negative cable from battery and properly isolate to prevent accidental reconnection.
    NOTE
    Always turn the ignition OFF when connecting or disconnecting battery cables, battery chargers, or jumper cables. Failing to do so may damage the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) or other electronic components.


    NOTE
    The battery is located beneath the rear seat cushion.

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  5. Drain the cooling system.
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  7. Remove the cooling fans.
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  9. Disconnect the upper and lower radiator hoses from the radiator and position aside.
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  11. Slide the plastic cap off the lower quick connect joint.
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  13. Disconnect the lower transaxle oil cooler line from the radiator using the J 41623-B or a suitable GM hose remover.
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  15. Remove the upper radiator seal.
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  17. Remove the front headlamps.
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  19. Remove the 2 condenser mounting bolts.
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  21. Lift the condenser upward slightly in order to release the lower feet from the lower mounting features located at the front of the radiator.
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  23. Lift the radiator up and out of the vehicle.
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To install:

  1. Position the radiator behind the condenser.
    NOTE
    Care should be taken when installing the condenser not to damage the lower attachment points of both the radiator and condenser.

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  3. Position the condenser, aligning the lower feet to the lower mounting features located at the front of the radiator.
    NOTE
    The bolt retaining the condenser to the radiator end tank is a special length and should be the ONLY bolt used upon reinstallation. The use of a longer bolt will damage the radiator end tank.

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  5. Install the condenser mounting bolts and tighten to 115 inch lbs. (13 Nm)
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  7. Install the headlamps.
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  9. Install the upper radiator seal.
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  11. Push the lower transaxle oil cooler line into the radiator quick connect fitting, until a "click" is heard.
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  13. Tug gently on the cooler line to ensure proper retention.
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  15. Slide the plastic cap over the quick connect joint.
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  17. Install the upper and lower radiator hoses to the radiator.
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  19. Install the cooling fans.
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  21. Fill the cooling system.
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