Continental 2000-2002

Removal & Installation

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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Drain the engine cooling system.
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  5. Remove engine air cleaner.
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  7. Remove the upper radiator hose from the water bypass tube.
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  9. Remove the upper radiator supports.
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  11. Remove the radiator overflow hose from the radiator.

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    Fig. Remove the radiator overflow hose from the radiator

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  13. Remove the upper radiator hose and two clips from the fan shroud.
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  15. Remove the transmission fluid cooler lines from the fluid cooler inlet and outlet fittings.
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  17. Disconnect the engine control sensor wiring from the auxiliary electric cooling fan motor.
    NOTE
    Support the A/C condenser core and bracket.

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  19. Remove the nuts retaining A/C condenser core to the radiator.

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    Fig. Remove the A/C condenser-to-radiator nuts

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  21. Raise the vehicle on a hoist. For additional information, refer to Section 100-02 .
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  23. Remove the radiator air deflector.

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    Fig. Radiator air deflector mounting

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  25. Remove the lower radiator hose (8286) from the radiator.
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  27. Remove the bumper cover pin-type retainers.

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    Fig. Remove the four bumper cover pin-type retainers

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  29. Remove the power steering/transmission fluid cooler and position the cooler aside.
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  31. Support the fan shroud, radiator and the radiator support (16138).
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  33. Remove the bolts and the left side radiator support.
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  35. Remove the bolts and the right side radiator support.
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  37. Lower and remove the fan shroud, radiator and the radiator support from the vehicle.
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  39. Remove the upper radiator hose from radiator.
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  41. Remove the two bolts and the fan shroud from the radiator.
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  43. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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