Jeep Wagoneer/Commando/Cherokee 1957-1983 Repair Information

Radiator

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION Except FC Series



  1. Drain the radiator by opening the drain cock and removing the radiator pressure cap.
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CAUTION
When draining engine coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted to ethylene glycol antifreeze and could drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or is several years old.

  1. Remove the upper and lower hose clamps and hoses at the radiator. If the vehicle is equipped with an automatic transmission, disconnect the transmission oil lines at the radiator. Plug the lines to prevent loss of fluid and the entrance of dirt.
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  3. Remove all attaching screws that secure the radiator to the radiator body support.
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  5. Remove the radiator.
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  7. Replace in reverse order of the above procedure.
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FC-150 Models

  1. On early models, remove the weed guard; on later models, remove the air intake tunnel.
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  3. Disconnect the accelerator cable and remove it from the radiator support.
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  5. Drain the cooling system.
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CAUTION
When draining engine coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted to ethylene glycol antifreeze and could drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or is several years old.

  1. Remove the radiator hoses.
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  3. Unbolt and remove the radiator and support as an assembly.
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  5. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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FC-170 Models

  1. Drain the cooling system.
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CAUTION
When draining engine coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted to ethylene glycol antifreeze and could drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or is several years old.

  1. Remove the fan.
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  3. Remove the radiator hoses.
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  5. Remove the radiator brace.
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  7. Remove the bolts from the tubular crossmember.
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  9. Place the front wheels in a straight ahead position.
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  11. Lower the radiator.
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  13. Jack up and support the front of the truck, and remove the radiator and shroud assembly.
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  15. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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