Breeze, Cirrus, Sebring Convertible and Sedan, Stratus Sedan, 1999-2005

Removal & Installation

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  1. Disconnect negative cable from auxiliary jumper terminal.
  2.  
  3. Remove the air inlet resonator. Refer to Fuel System section for procedure
  4.  
  5. Drain cooling system.
  6.  
  7. Remove the upper radiator crossmember.
  8.  
  9. Remove the hose clamps and hoses from the radiator.
  10.  
  11. Disconnect the fan wiring connector.
  12.  
  13. Remove the fan module.
  14.  
  15. Disconnect automatic transmission hoses from cooler and plug off (if equipped).
  16.  
  17. Remove the screw attaching support bracket for external transmission oil cooler lines to left side of radiator (if equipped)
  18.  
  19. Disconnect the engine block heater wire (if equipped)
  20.  
  21. Remove the screw attaching support bracket for air conditioning lines from right side of radiator.
  22.  
  23. Remove the support bracket.
  24.  
  25. Remove the air conditioning condenser attaching screws located at the front of the radiator (if equipped).
    1. It is not necessary to discharge the air conditioning system to remove radiator.
    2.  

  26.  
  27. Lift radiator from engine compartment.
  28.  

To install:

  1. Slide radiator and fan module down into position, seat the radiator assembly lower rubber isolators in the mount holes provided.
  2.  
  3. Attach air conditioning condenser to radiator (if equipped). Tighten mounting screws to 45 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the air conditioning line support bracket and attaching screw to right side of radiator (if equipped).
  6.  
  7. Connect engine block heater wire (if equipped).
  8.  
  9. Connect lower radiator hose and clamp.
  10.  
  11. Install the external transmission oil cooler line support bracket and attaching screw to left side of radiator (if equipped).
  12.  
  13. Connect automatic transmission hoses; tighten hose clamps to 22 inch lbs. (2.5 Nm)
  14.  
  15. Install the fan module.
  16.  
  17. Connect fan motor electrical connection.
  18.  
  19. Install the upper radiator hose. Align hose so it does not interfere with the accessory drive belt or engine. Position hose clamp so it will not interfere with the hood liner.
  20.  
  21. Install the upper radiator crossmember.
  22.  
  23. Connect negative cable to auxiliary jumper terminal.
  24.  
  25. Fill cooling system with coolant.
  26.  
  27. Operate engine until it reaches normal operating temperature. Check cooling system and automatic transmission for correct fluid levels and for leaks.
  28.  

  1. Disconnect negative cable from auxiliary jumper terminal.
  2.  
  3. Drain cooling system.
  4.  
  5. Remove the upper radiator crossmember.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the radiator fan electrical connector.
  8.  
  9. Remove the radiator fan.
  10.  
  11. Disconnect hoses from radiator.
  12.  
  13. Remove the screw that holds support bracket for transmission cooler tubes at left side of radiator (if equipped).
  14.  
  15. Remove the air conditioning condenser attaching screws located at the front of the radiator.
  16.  
  17. Disengage AC condenser from radiator.
    1. It is not necessary to discharge the air conditioning system to remove radiator.
    2.  

  18.  
  19. Lift radiator from engine compartment.
  20.  

To install:

  1. Slide radiator into position and seat the radiator assembly lower rubber isolators in the mount holes.
  2.  
  3. Attach air conditioning condenser to radiator. Tighten mounting screws to 45 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the transmission oil cooler tube support bracket and attaching screw to left side of radiator. Tighten mounting screw to 45 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Connect hoses to radiator.
  8.  
  9. Install the radiator fan.
  10.  
  11. Connect radiator fan electrical connector.
  12.  
  13. Install the upper radiator crossmember.
  14.  
  15. Connect negative cable to auxiliary jumper terminal.
  16.  
  17. Fill cooling system
  18.  
  19. Operate engine until it reaches normal operating temperature. Check cooling system and automatic transmission for correct fluid levels and for leaks.
  20.  

2.0L Engine



  1. Disconnect battery negative cable from remote negative terminal on shock tower and properly isolate to prevent accidental reconnection.
  2.  
  3. Remove air inlet resonator.
    CAUTION
    Do not perform cooling system service while the coolant is hot and under pressure. Serious burns can occur.

  4.  
  5. Drain cooling system
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:
    WARNING
    Avoid bending the condenser inlet tube. Care should be taken not to damage radiator or condenser cooling fins or water tubes during removal.


    NOTE
    It is not necessary to discharge the air conditioning system to remove radiator



    Upper radiator crossmember
     
    Hose clamps and hoses from the radiator.
     
    Fan wiring connector.
     
    Fan module.
     
    Automatic transmission hoses from cooler and plug.
     
    Screw attaching support bracket for external transmission oil cooler lines to left side of radiator, if equipped.
     
    Engine block heater wire, if equipped
     



    Screw attaching support bracket for air conditioning lines from right side of radiator.
     
    Support bracket.
     
    Air conditioning condenser attaching screws located at the front of the radiator, if equipped.
     

  8.  
  9. Radiator can now be lifted free from engine compartment. Care should be taken not to damage radiator cooling fins or water tubes during removal.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Radiator and components

  10.  

To install:

  1. Slide radiator and fan module down into position, seat the radiator assembly lower rubber isolators in the mount holes provided.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Air conditioning condenser to radiator, if equipped and torque the screws to 45 inch lbs. (5 Nm)
     
    Air conditioning line support bracket and attaching screw to right side of radiator.
     
    Engine block heater wire, if equipped.
     
    Lower radiator hose and clamp.
     
    External transmission oil cooler line support bracket and attaching screw to left side of radiator, if equipped
     
    Automatic transmission hoses and tighten the hose clamps
     
    Fan module.
     
    Fan motor electrical connection.
     
    Upper radiator hose. Align hose so it does not interfere with the accessory drive belt or engine. Position hose clamp so it will not interfere with the hood liner.
     
    Upper radiator crossmember.
     
    Negative cable to auxiliary jumper terminal.
     

  4.  
  5. Fill cooling system with coolant. Refer to Cooling System Refilling in this section.
  6.  
  7. Operate engine until it reaches normal operating temperature. Check cooling system and automatic transmission for correct fluid levels.
  8.  

2.4L Engine



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect battery negative cable from remote negative terminal on shock tower and properly isolate to prevent accidental reconnection.
  4.  
  5. Remove air inlet resonator.
    CAUTION
    Do not perform cooling system service while the coolant is hot and under pressure. Serious burns can occur.

  6.  
  7. Drain cooling system.
  8.  
  9. Remove or disconnect the following:
    WARNING
    Care should be taken not to damage radiator or condenser cooling fins or water tubes during removal.


    NOTE
    It is not necessary to discharge the air conditioning system to remove radiator



    Upper radiator crossmember
     
    Hose clamps and hoses from the radiator.
     
    Fan wiring connector.
     
    Fan module.
     
    Automatic transmission hoses from cooler and plug off.
     
    Screw attaching support bracket for external transmission oil cooler lines to left side of radiator, if equipped
     
    Engine block heater wire, if equipped
     



    Screw attaching support bracket for air conditioning lines from right side of radiator.
     
    Support bracket.
     
    Air conditioning condenser attaching screws located at the front of the radiator, if equipped.
     

  10.  
  11. Radiator can now be lifted free from engine compartment. Care should be taken not to damage radiator cooling fins or water tubes during removal.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Radiator and components

  12.  

To install:

  1. Slide radiator and fan module down into position, seat the radiator assembly lower rubber isolators in the mount holes provided.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Air conditioning condenser to radiator, if equipped. Tighten mounting screws to 45 inch lbs. (5 Nm)
     
    Air conditioning line support bracket and attaching screw to right side of radiator.
     
    Engine block heater wire, if equipped.
     
    Lower radiator hose and clamp.
     
    External transmission oil cooler line support bracket and attaching screw to left side of radiator, if equipped.
     
    Automatic transmission hoses and tighten hose clamps.
     
    Fan module.
     
    Fan motor electrical connection.
     
    Upper radiator hose. Align hose so it does not interfere with the accessory drive belt or engine. Position hose clamp so it will not interfere with the hood liner.
     
    Upper radiator crossmember.
     
    Negative cable to auxiliary jumper terminal.
     

  4.  
  5. Fill cooling system with coolant.
  6.  
  7. Operate engine until it reaches normal operating temperature. Check cooling system and automatic transmission for correct fluid levels.
  8.  

2.5L And 3.0L Engines




CAUTION
This operation must only be done on a cold engine. If the system is hot and under pressure serious burns from coolant can occur.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect battery negative cable from remote negative terminal on shock tower and properly isolate to prevent accidental reconnection.
  4.  
  5. Remove air inlet resonator.
  6.  
  7. Drain cooling system.
  8.  
  9. Remove or disconnect the following:
    WARNING
    Avoid bending the condenser inlet tube. Care should be taken not to damage radiator or condenser cooling fins or water tubes during removal.


    NOTE
    It is not necessary to discharge the air conditioning system to remove radiator.



    Upper radiator crossmember.
     
    Hose clamps and hoses from the radiator
     
    Fan wiring connector
     
    Fan module
     
    Automatic transmission hoses from cooler and plug off
     
    Screw attaching support bracket for external transmission oil cooler lines to left side of radiator (if equipped)
     
    Engine block heater wire, if equipped
     



    Screw attaching support bracket for air conditioning lines from right side of radiator
     
    Support bracket.
     
    Air conditioning condenser attaching screws located at the front of the radiator, if equipped.
     

  10.  
  11. Radiator can now be lifted free from engine compartment. Care should be taken not to damage radiator cooling fins or water tubes during removal.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Radiator and components

  12.  

To install:

  1. Slide radiator and fan module down into position and seat the radiator assembly lower rubber isolators in the mount holes provided.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Air conditioning condenser to radiator, if equipped and torque the screws to 45 inch lbs. (5 Nm)
     
    Air conditioning line support bracket and attaching screw to right side of radiator
     
    Engine block heater wire, if equipped
     
    Lower radiator hose and clamp
     
    External transmission oil cooler line support bracket and attaching screw to left side of radiator, if equipped
     
    Connect automatic transmission hoses and torque hose clamps to 22 in. lbs. (2.5 Nm)
     
    Fan module
     
    Fan motor
     

  4.  
  5. Install upper radiator hose. Align hose so it does not interfere with the accessory drive belt or engine.
  6.  
  7. Position hose clamp so it will not interfere with the hood liner.
  8.  
  9. Install upper radiator crossmember.
  10.  
  11. Connect negative cable to auxiliary jumper terminal.
  12.  
  13. Fill cooling system.
  14.  
  15. Operate engine until it reaches normal operating temperature.
  16.  
  17. Check cooling system and automatic transmission for correct fluid levels and add as necessary.
  18.  

 
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