REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1 through 13
Fig. Fig. 1: Radiator for the 1976-77 F100-350 with an 8-cylinder engine
Fig. Fig. 2: Radiator for the 1976-77 F100-350 with a 6-cylinder engine
Fig. Fig. 3: Radiator for the 1978-79 Bronco and F100-350 with an 8-cylinder engine
Fig. Fig. 4: Radiator for the 1978-79 F100-350 with a 6-cylinder engine
Fig. Fig. 5: Radiator installation for 1980-86 Bronco and F-series with the 6-300 or V6
Fig. Fig. 6: Radiator installation for the 1980-86 Bronco and F-series with a V8 gasoline engine
Fig. Fig. 7: Radiator installation for pickups with a diesel engine
Fig. Fig. 8: Removing the overflow hose
Fig. Fig. 9: Loosening the transmission cooler lines
Fig. Fig. 10: Disconnecting the transmission cooler lines
Fig. Fig. 11: Disconnecting the upper hose from the radiator
Fig. Fig. 12: Removing the upper radiator support bolts
Fig. Fig. 13: Removing the radiator. It might be a good idea to unbolt the fan shroud from the radiator first
Drain the cooling system.
When draining the coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted by the 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.
Disconnect the transmission cooling lines from the bottom of the radiator, if so equipped.
Remove the retaining bolts at each of the 4 corners of the shroud, if so equipped, and position the shroud over the fan, clear of the radiator.
Disconnect the upper and lower hoses from the radiator.
Remove the radiator retaining bolts or the upper supports and lift the radiator from the vehicle.
Install the radiator in the reverse order of removal. Fill the cooling system and check for leaks.