REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11
- Disconnect the negative battery cable and 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.
- Place a drain pan under the radiator. Disconnect the radiator upper and lower hoses and, if applicable, the transmission coolant lines. Remove the coolant recovery system line, if so equipped.
- Remove the radiator upper panel if so equipped.
- If there is a radiator shroud in front of the radiator, the radiator and shroud are removed as an assembly.
- If there is a fan shroud, remove the shroud attaching screws and let the shroud hang on the fan.
- Remove the radiator attaching bolts and remove the radiator.
- Install the radiator and attaching bolts. Torque the bolts to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
- If there is a fan shroud, install the shroud and attaching screws.
- Install the radiator upper panel if so equipped.
- Connect the radiator upper and lower hoses and, if applicable, the transmission coolant lines. Connect the coolant recovery system line, if so equipped.
- Connect the negative battery cable and refill the cooling system with the specified amount of engine coolant. Start the engine and check for coolant and transmission fluid leaks.