REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Fig. Fig. 1 Remove the retaining clips for the radiator support brace trim cover and ...
Fig. Fig. 2 ... remove the trim panel from the vehicle
Fig. Fig. 3 Remove the fan shroud-to-radiator retaining bolts
Fig. Fig. 4 Place the special fan removal tools over the water pump pulley bolts and onto the fan clutch hub and loosen the fan clutch assembly
Fig. Fig. 5 Remove the fan clutch from the water pump and ...
Fig. Fig. 6 ... remove the fan clutch and the shroud assembly from the vehicle
Fig. Fig. 7 Slide the hoes clamps back and ...
Fig. Fig. 8 ... remove the upper and ...
Fig. Fig. 9 ... the lower hoses from the radiator
Fig. Fig. 10 Remove the recovery tank hose from the radiator
Fig. Fig. 11 Using a back-up wrench to support the radiator fitting, loosen the transmission cooler lines from the radiator and ...
Fig. Fig. 12 ... plug the lines to prevent contamination from entering the transmission
Fig. Fig. 13 The radiator is retained by two upper support mounts
Fig. Fig. 14 Remove the radiator upper support mount bolts and ...
Fig. Fig. 15 ... remove the support mount brackets from the radiator
Fig. Fig. 16 Remove the radiator by lifting it straight out of the engine compartment
All gasoline-engine equipped trucks use a cross-flow radiator. In this type, the coolant flows horizontally from a radiator inlet tank to a radiator outlet tank.
The 7.3L diesel engine is equipped with an aluminum downflow radiator.
Drain the cooling system.
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.
If applicable, use a suitable prytool (see photo) to remove the push-in fasteners that retain the air intake duct, then remove the duct from its mounting on the radiator support.
On 1999-00 Super Duty trucks, remove the expansion tank from the top of the radiator.
Remove the radiator support brace trim cover.
Remove the fan and fan shroud from the vehicle.
Disconnect the upper and lower hoses from the radiator.
Disconnect the recovery tank hose from the radiator.
On automatic transmission equipped trucks only, disconnect the transmission cooling lines from the bottom of the radiator and plug the lines.
Remove the radiator retaining bolts or the upper supports and lift the radiator from the vehicle.
Lower the radiator into the vehicle.
Install the radiator retaining bolts or the upper supports.
Connect the transmission cooling lines at the bottom of the radiator.
Connect the upper and lower hoses at the radiator.
Connect the recovery tank hose to the radiator.
Install the fan and shroud.
If applicable, install the air intake duct.
Fill and bleed the cooling system.