REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1 and 2
- Drain the cooling system into a container.
- Disconnect the upper, lower and overflow hoses at the radiator.
- If necessary, remove the retaining hardware securing the air filter intake hose, then remove the intake hose and place aside.
- On automatic transmission equipped cars, disconnect and plug the fluid cooler lines at the radiator.
Depending on the model, proceed with either or all of the following steps as applicable;
- Remove the two top mounting bolts and remove the radiator and shroud assembly
- Remove the shroud mounting bolts and position the shroud out of the way
- Remove the side mounting bolts.
- If the air conditioner condenser is attached to the radiator, remove the retaining bolts and position the condenser out of the way. DO NOT disconnect the refrigerant lines.
- Lift out the radiator. Be careful not to dent or bend any of the cooling fins on the radiator body.
- 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 unit.
- Position the radiator into the vehicle 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.
- Position the shroud, and secure with the retaining hardware.
- Connect the radiator hoses. If the hoses are in poor condition, replace them. Close the radiator petcock, if not already done. Fill 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.