Chevrolet Chevette/1000 1976-1988 Repair Guide

Radiator

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Fig. Fig. 1View of the radiator mounting for vehicles without A/C



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Fig. Fig. 2Radiator mounting for vehicles with A/C



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Fig. Fig. 3Use a wrench to unfasten the upper radiator shroud bolts



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Fig. Fig. 4Make sure to remove all the retaining bolts, then ...



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Fig. Fig. 5... remove the upper radiator shroud



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Fig. Fig. 6Loosen the hose clamp retaining screw, then ...



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Fig. Fig. 7... disconnect the upper hose from the radiator



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Fig. Fig. 8Use a pair of pliers to slide the tension clamp back over the overflow hose



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Fig. Fig. 9Detach the hose from the nipple on the radiator filler neck



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Fig. Fig. 10If equipped, unfasten the transmission cooler lines, then ...



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Fig. Fig. 11... disconnect and plug the lines



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Fig. Fig. 12If necessary, remove the radiator upper mounting brackets, then lift the radiator from the lower brackets


CAUTION
Do not remove the radiator cap while the engine is still hot as the hot steam may cause personal injury.

  1. Drain the radiator.
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CAUTION
When draining the coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted by the ethylene glycol antifreeze, and are quite likely to drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain the coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or several years old.

  1. Remove the radiator baffle or shroud. Remove the baffle by removing the four baffle-to-radiator support screws. Remove the shroud by removing the two upper screws and the two middle screws. Remove the upper radiator shroud. Remove the lower shroud from its mounting clips.
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  3. Disconnect the upper and lower radiator hoses and the coolant recovery reservoir hose.
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  5. Disconnect and plug the transmission cooler lines if necessary.
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  7. Remove the radiator upper mounting panel or brackets and lift the radiator out of the lower brackets.
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  9. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
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