REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1 through 15
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Drain the cooling system into a suitable container.
- Remove the engine air inlet duct.
- Disconnect the upper radiator hose from the radiator.
- If equipped with automatic transaxle, disconnect and plug the transaxle oil cooler lines from the radiator or the transaxle, as necessary.
- Remove the radiator-to-battery strut and ground strap.
- If equipped with dual fans, remove the battery and battery tray.
Be careful not to damage the fan module(s) during removal.
Remove the fan module assembly, as follows:
- Detach the fan motor electrical connector.
- Remove the fan shroud retaining screws, located on top of the shroud. Lift the shroud up and out of the bottom shroud attaching clips separating the shroud from the radiator.
For vehicles with dual fans, remove the left side fan first, then remove the right side module last.
- Disconnect the lower radiator hose.
- Remove the upper radiator isolator bracket mounting screws. If equipped, disconnect the engine block heater wire.
- If equipped with A/C, remove the condenser attaching screws (located at the front of the radiator), then lean the condenser forward.
It is not necessary to have the A/C system discharged to remove the radiator.
- You can not lift the radiator free from the engine compartment. Be very careful not the damage the radiator cooling fins or water tubes during removal.
- Slide the radiator down into position behind the radiator support (yoke).
- If equipped, attach the A/C condenser to the radiator with the 4 mounting screws and tighten to 50 inch lbs. (5.4 Nm). Then, seat the assembly lower rubber isolators into the mounting holes provided in the lower crossmember.
- Tighten the radiator isolator mounting bracket screws to 90 inch lbs. (10 Nm). The radiator should have clearance to move upward about 0.25 in. (5-8mm) after installed.
- Connect the lower radiator hose, making sure to align the hose and position the clamp so it will not interfere with any other engine components.
- If equipped, unplug and connect the automatic transmission hoses. Tighten the hose clamps to 35 inch lbs. (4 Nm).
- Slide the fan module down into the clip(s) on the lower radiator flange. For vehicles with dual fans, install the right fan module first, then install the left fan module. Install the retaining screws and tighten to 65 inch lbs. (7.5 Nm).
- Attach the cooling fan electrical connector.
- Connect the upper radiator hose. Make sure the hose is aligned and position the clamp so it will not interfere with other engine components.
- If equipped with dual fans, install the battery tray and battery. Connect the positive battery cable.
- Connect the negative battery cable. Make sure the draincock is closed and all block plugs are installed, then fill the cooling system with the proper type and amount of coolant.
- Start the engine and allow it to reach normal operating temperatures. Check the coolant system and automatic transaxle for proper fluid levels. Add as necessary.