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    Ford Taurus/Sable 1986-1995 Repair Information

    Radiator

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    REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



    See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11


    CAUTION
    When draining the coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted by 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. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    2.  
    3. Drain the cooling system by removing the radiator cap and opening the draincock located at the lower rear corner of the radiator inlet tank.
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    5. Remove the rubber overflow tube from the coolant recovery bottle and detach it from the radiator. On the Taurus SHO, disconnect the tube from the radiator and remove the recovery bottle.
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    7. Remove 2 upper shroud retaining screws and lift the shroud out of the lower retaining clip(s).
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    9. Disconnect the electric cooling fan motor wires and remove the fan and shroud assembly.
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    11. Loosen the upper and lower hose clamps at the radiator and remove the hoses from the radiator tank connectors.
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    Fig. Fig. 1: Removing the coolant hoses-Early model 2.5L engine shown

    1. If equipped with an automatic transaxle, disconnect the transmission oil cooling lines from the transmission oil cooler radiator fittings using disconnect tool T82L-9500-AH or equivalent.
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    3. For vehicles through 1992, if equipped with 3.0L or SHO engines, remove the two radiator upper retaining screws. For vehicles through 1992, if equipped with the 3.8L engine, remove 2 hex nuts from the right radiator support bracket and 2 screws from the left radiator support bracket and remove the brackets.
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    5. For 1993-94 3.0L engines, remove the two radiator upper retaining screws. For 1993-94 3.8L and SHO engines, remove the two hex nuts from the right hand radiator support bracket, then remove the two retaining nuts from the left hand radiator support bracket, then remove both brackets.
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    Fig. Fig. 2: Remove the radiator retaining bolts/screws

    1. For all 1995 vehicles, remove the two hex nuts from the right hand side radiator support bracket, then remove the bracket. Remove the two screws from the left hand side radiator support bracket, then remove the bracket.
    2.  
    3. Tilt the radiator rearward approximately 1 in. (25mm) and lift it directly upward, clear of the radiator support.
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    Fig. Fig. 3: Lift the radiator upward, then remove it from the engine

    1. If the lower or upper radiator hose it to be replaced, loosen the clamp at the engine end and, using a twisting motion, slip the hose off the connections.
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    3. Remove the radiator lower support rubber pads, if pad replacement is necessary.
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    Fig. Fig. 4: Radiator and related components-2.5L engine



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    Fig. Fig. 5: Radiator and related components-3.0L engine (except SHO)



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    Fig. Fig. 6: Radiator and fan retainer locations-3.0L engine (except SHO)



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    Fig. Fig. 7: Radiator and related components-3.0L and 3.2L SHO



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    Fig. Fig. 8: Radiator and fan retainer locations-3.0L SHO engine



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    Fig. Fig. 9: Radiator and fan retainer locations-3.2L SHO engine



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    Fig. Fig. 10: Radiator and related components-3.8L engine



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    Fig. Fig. 11: Radiator and fan retainer locations-3.8L engine

    To install:
    1. Position the radiator lower support rubber pads to the lower support, if removed.
    2.  

    Make sure the hose clamps are beyond the bead and placed in the center of the clamping surface of the connection. Any used clamps must be replaced with a new clamp to ensure proper sealing at the connection.

    1. If the lower or upper hose has been replaced, position the hose on the engine with the index arrow in-line with the mark on the fitting at the engine. Tighten the screw clamps to 20-30 inch lbs. (2.5-3.4 Nm). On 3.8L engines through 1992, install the constant tension hose hose clamp between the alignment marks on the hose.
    2.  
    3. Position the radiator into the engine compartment, and to the radiator support. Insert the moulded pins at the bottom of each tank through slotted holes in the lower support rubber pads.
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    5. Inspect the radiator nylon tank upper mounting bushings for damage. Replace if damaged.
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    7. On 3.8L engines through 1992, inspect the outer tank metallic pin bracket, and the left and right hand support brackets. Replace if necessary.
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    9. On 3.8L engines through 1992, if the outlet tank pin bracket must be replaced, remove the two retaining bolts. Position the bracket on the outlet tank, then install the two retaining bolts and tighten to 6.6-9.6 ft. lbs. (9-13 Nm).
    10.  
    11. For all engines through 1992 and 1993-94 3.0L engines, make sure that the plastic pads on the bottom of the radiator tanks are resting on the rubber pads. Install the two upper retaining bolts to attach the radiator to the radiator support. For all engines except the 3.8L, tighten the bolts to 46-60 inch lbs. (5-7 Nm). On the 3.8L engine through 1992, tighten the bolts to 13-20 ft. lbs. (17-27 Nm).
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    13. For vehicles through 1992, equipped with the 3.8L engine, position the right hand support bracket onto the radiator and over the two studs on the radiator support.
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    15. On the 3.8L engine through 1992, position the left hand support bracket over the radiator and the radiator support. Align the holes in the bracket with the corresponding holes in the radiator support and secure with the two retaining screws. Tighten the screws to 9-17 ft. lbs. (12-24 Nm).
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    17. On the 1993-94 3.8L and SHO engines and all 1995 engines, position the left and right hand support bracket over the radiator and radiator support. Align the holes in the bracket with the corresponding holes in the radiator support and secure with the two retaining screws. Tighten the screws to 9-17 ft. lbs. (12-24 Nm).
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    19. If applicable, secure the right hand support bracket to the radiator support with two hex nuts, then tighten the nuts to 8.7-17.7 ft. lbs. (11.8-24 Nm).
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    Make sure that the hose clamps are beyond the bead and placed in the center of the clamping surface of the connection. Any used clamps must be replaced with new clamps to ensure proper sealing.

    1. Install the radiator upper and lower hoses to the radiator. Position the hose on the radiator connector so that the index arrow on the hose is in line with the mark on the connector. Position the clamps between the alignment marks on both ends of the hose, then slide the hose on the connections. Tighten the clamps to 20-30 inch lbs. (2.3-3.4 Nm). On 3.8L and 3.0L SHO engines through 1992, install the constant tension hose clamp between the alignment marks on the hoses.
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    3. On vehicles equipped with automatic transaxles, connect the oil cooler lines using Pipe Sealant with Teflon® D8AZ-19554-A or equivalent oil resistant sealer.
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    5. Install the fan and shroud assembly by connecting the motor wiring and positioning it on the lower retainer clips. Attach the top of the shroud to the radiator with the two screw and washer assemblies, and nuts. Tighten to 35 inch lbs. (4 Nm).
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    7. Attach the rubber overflow tube to the radiator filler neck overflow nipple and the coolant recovery bottle. On the SHO, install the coolant recovery bottle, then connect the overflow hose.
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    9. Connect the negative battery cable.
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    11. Install a 50/50 mixture of clean water and fresh antifreeze, then run the engine for 15 minutes. Check the coolant level and bring it to within 1 1 / 2 in. (38mm) of the radiator filler neck.
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