Mazda RX-8 2004-06

Removal & Installation

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CAUTION
Only perform this procedure if the engine is cold, or personal injury and serious burns can occur.

  1. Remove the engine cover.

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    Fig. Remove the engine cover in the order shown

  2.  
  3. Remove the battery cover.
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  5. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  6.  
  7. Drain the engine coolant.
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  9. Remove the following components.
    1. Splash shield
    2.  
    3. Under cover
    4.  
    5. Battery and battery box.
    6.  
    7. Air cleaner component and air cleaner insulator.
    8.  
    9. PCM duct
    10.  

  10.  
  11. Position the coolant reserve tank out of the way.
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  13. Disconnect the ATF oil cooler hose, if equipped with A/T.
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  15. Remove the following (NOTE: the numbers correspond with the illustration):

    1. Connector.
     
    2. Upper radiator hose
     
    3. Lower radiator hose
     
    4. Condenser mounting bolts
     
    5. Bracket
     
    6. Radiator bracket
     
    7. Radiator
     
    8. Cooling fan assembly

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    Fig. Radiator removal and installation

     

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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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  3. Add engine coolant the proper type and amount of engine coolant.
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  5. Start the engine, then check for coolant leaks. Check the coolant level again, and add if necessary..
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