Dodge Aspen/Volare 1976-1980 Repair Guide

Radiator

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Fig. Fig. 1 Cylinder block coolant drain plug locations for the V8 and 6-cylinder engines



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Fig. Fig. 2 Typical radiator mounting. The lower mounting bolt holes are slotted; remove the upper bolts and loosen the lower bolts enough to lift the radiator out



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Fig. Fig. 3 To remove the radiator, first drain the system, then disconnect and plug the transmission lines



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Fig. Fig. 4 Next, detach the lower radiator hose. Make sure to catch any spilled coolant in a container



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Fig. Fig. 5 Disconnect the coolant overflow hose from the radiator fill neck



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Fig. Fig. 6 Loosen the upper radiator hose clamp ...



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Fig. Fig. 7 ... then disconnect it from the radiator



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Fig. Fig. 8 Remove the fan shroud attaching bolts ...



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Fig. Fig. 9 ... and push the shroud backwards and out of the wayif necessary, remove it



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Fig. Fig. 10 Remove the radiator attaching bolts ...



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Fig. Fig. 11 ... then lift the radiator from the vehicle

  1. Drain the cooling system. Detach and plug the oil cooling lines for the automatic transmission.
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  3. Disconnect the hose clamps and remove the upper and lower radiator hoses from the radiator.
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  5. Remove the fan shroud. Slide the shroud rearward over the fan and rest it on the engine.
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  7. Remove the radiator attaching bolts and lift the radiator out of the car.
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  9. Reverse the above steps to install. On automatic transmission cars, check the fluid level. Fill the cooling system with the proper misture of anti-freeze and water. Run the engine with the heater on and the radiator cap off for about 10 minutes, checking the level frequently.
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