REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4
- Position a clean drain pan under the radiator and remove the radiator cap. Drain the cooling system.
- Unplug the electrical connectors from the thermo-switch and the cooling fan motor.
- Disconnect the coolant hoses from the radiator.
- On cars with automatic transaxles, disconnect and plug the transaxle fluid cooler lines.
- If necessary for additional clearance, remove the radiator fans.
- Remove the retaining bolts and remove the radiator.
When removing the radiator, take care not to damage the core and fins. Take note of the rubber mounts or bushings; they must be replaced in their exact original positions.
- If not already done so, the fan can now be easily unbolted from the radiator.
- Inspect the hoses for damage, leaks and/or deterioration; if necessary, replace them. If the radiator fins are clogged, wash off any insects or dirt with low pressure water. Fins may be straightened using a blunt, non-metallic tool such as an ice cream stick.
- When installing, fit the radiator into place, making certain the rubber bushings or grommets are in place at the bottom and/or sides of the mounts.
- Install the retaining bolts, tightening them to 7 ft. lbs. (10 Nm).
- On automatic transaxles, connect the cooler hoses to the radiator using new clamps.
- Connect the coolant hoses to their ports; use new hose clamps.
- If applicable, install the fans.
- Engage the electrical connections.
- Double check the drain plug on the radiator, making sure it is closed. Refill the coolant.
- On cars with automatic transaxles, check the transaxle fluid level. Add if necessary.
- Start the engine and allow it to reach normal operating temperature. Check for leaks. Recheck the fluid levels.