Mercedes-Benz Cars 2000-05

Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Drain the engine coolant.
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  5. Remove the engine fan and shroud.
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  7. Remove the bolts securing the radiator crossmember or securing clamps, then remove it from the vehicle.
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  9. Detach the cooling hoses from the radiator.
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  11. Detach the power steering and transmission cooler lines from the radiator. Plug then to prevent fluid loss and contamination.
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  13. Remove the bolts securing the condenser to the radiator; do not disconnect the lines.
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  15. Remove the fasteners and rubber dampers from between the radiator and condenser.
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  17. Detach the air conditioning reservoir from the side of the radiator and set it aside.
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  19. Remove the radiator form the vehicle. Be careful not to spill any remaining coolant in it.
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  21. Installation is the reverse of removal. Fill the engine with coolant and check the automatic transmission and power steering fluid levels. Start the engine and check for leaks.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the radiator mounting; most models similar

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