Never open, service, or drain the radiator or cooling system when hot; serious burns can occur from the steam and hot coolant. In addition, when draining engine coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted to ethylene glycol antifreeze and could drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantities. Always drain coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or is several years old.
- Drain and recycle the engine coolant.
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Remove the engine air cleaner
- Remove the upper radiator host from the water bypass tube.
- Remove the radiator overflow hose from the radiator and the fan shroud.
Loosen the transmission oil cooler tubes whole holding the radiator connector with a back-up wrench.
- Remove the transmission oil cooler tube from the oil cooler inlet fitting.
- Remove the nuts retaining the A/C condenser core to the radiator.
- Disconnect engine control sensor wiring from the cooling fan motors and the CCRM.
- Raise the vehicle on a hoist. Remove the splash shield from lower radiator support and the front sub-frame.
- Remove the lower radiator hose from the radiator
- Remove the retaining screws for power steering/transaxle oil cooler and position the cooler aside.
- Support the fan shroud, radiator and A/C condenser core with a suitable jack stand. Remove the lower radiator support. Position the jack stand aside and carefully remove the radiator and the fan shroud .
- Remove the two retaining bolts for the fan shroud at the top of the radiator and remove the fan shroud from the radiator
- Remove the upper radiator hose from the radiator.
- To install, reverse the removal procedures.