REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
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 quantity. Always drain coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or is several years old.
- Drain the cooling system.
- Disconnect the upper and lower hoses at the radiator.
- On automatic transmission-equipped cars, disconnect the oil cooler lines at radiator.
- On vehicles equipped with a fan shroud, remove the shroud retaining screws and position the shroud out of the way.
- Remove the radiator attaching bolts and lift out the radiator.
- If a new radiator is to be installed, transfer the petcock from the old radiator to the new one. On cars equipped with automatic transmissions, transfer the fluid cooler line fittings from the old radiator to the new one.
- Position the radiator and install, but do not tighten, the radiator support bolts. On cars equipped with automatic transmissions, connect the fluid cooler lines. Then, tighten the radiator support bolts.
- On vehicles equipped with fan shrouds, reinstall the shroud.
- Connect the radiator hoses. Close the radiator petcock. Then, fill and bleed the cooling system.
- Start the engine and bring it to operating temperature. Check for leaks.
- On cars equipped with automatic transmissions, check the cooler lines for leaks and interference. Check the transmission fluid level.