Mitsubishi Car 1999-05

Removal & Installation

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Fig. Use a pair of pliers to remove the hose clamp and . . .



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Fig. . . . then disconnect the overflow hose from the radiator



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Fig. Use pliers to release the hose clamp tension . . .



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Fig. . . . then remove the upper radiator hose from the radiator



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Fig. From underneath the vehicle, remove the hose clamp . . .



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Fig. . . . then disconnect the lower radiator hose



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Fig. Remove the transaxle hose clamp



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Fig. Disconnect the transaxle cooler lines on the passenger side . . .



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Fig. . . . and the cooler lines from underneath the radiator assembly



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Fig. After the transaxle cooler lines are removed, place a plug over the fitting on the radiator to prevent contamination



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Fig. Detach the connectors for the electric fans. The connectors are located on the driver's side top . . .



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Fig. . . . there is also a connector on the lower passenger side of the radiator



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Fig. Remove the radiator mount bolts . . .



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Fig. . . . then remove the mounts from the radiator and radiator support panel



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Fig. Carefully grasp the radiator and lift it out of the vehicle

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Drain the cooling system when safe.
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CAUTION
Never open, service or drain the radiator or cooling system when hot; serious burns can occur from the steam and hot coolant. Also, 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 quantities. Always drain coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or is several years old.

  1. Disconnect the overflow tube. Some vehicles may also require removal of the overflow tank.
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  3. Disconnect upper and lower radiator hoses.
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  5. Detach the electrical connectors from the cooling fan and air conditioning condenser fan, if equipped.
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  7. For Mirage and Diamante models, remove the fan assembly.
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  9. Disconnect the thermo sensor wires.
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  11. If equipped with an automatic transaxle, disconnect and plug the automatic transaxle cooler lines.
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  13. Remove the upper radiator mounts and lift out the radiator assembly or radiator/fan assembly, as applicable.
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To install:

  1. Install the radiator or radiator and fan, if removed as an assembly.
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  3. Connect the automatic transaxle cooler lines, if disconnected.
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  5. Connect the thermo sensor wires.
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  7. Install the fan, if removed separately.
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  9. Install the radiator hoses.
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  11. Install the air cleaner support bracket, if removed.
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  13. Install the overflow tube and reservoir, if removed.
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  15. Fill the system with coolant.
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  17. Connect the negative battery cable, run the vehicle until the thermostat opens, fill the radiator completely and check the automatic transaxle fluid level, if equipped.
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  19. Once the vehicle has cooled, recheck the coolant level.
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