Mitsubishi Outlander 2003-06

Removal & Installation

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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    CAUTION
    Wait at least 90 seconds after the negative battery cable is disconnected to prevent possible deployment of the air bag.

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  3. Drain the engine coolant.
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  5. Remove the air cleaner assembly.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the air cleaner assembly

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  7. Remove the drain plug and radiator cap, if you haven-t done so already.
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  9. Disconnect the rubber hose from the radiator and reserve tank.
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  11. Remove the reserve tank assembly.
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  13. Matchmark the installed positions of the hoses and hose clamps, then disconnect the upper and lower radiator hoses.
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  15. If equipped with an automatic transaxle, disconnect the A/T fluid cooler hose connection. Plug the line and the nipple to prevent debris from entering the cooling system.
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  17. Remove the upper insulator.
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  19. Remove the radiator assembly.
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  21. Remove the lower insulator.
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  23. If equipped with an automatic transaxle, disconnect the A/T fluid cooler hose assembly.
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  25. Remove the fan control module.
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  27. Remove the radiator fan motor assembly.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the radiator and fan

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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure, noting the following:

    During installation of the upper and lower radiator hoses, insert the hoses as far as the projection of the water inlet fitting, water outlet fitting or radiator. Align the matchmarks on the hoses and hose clamps, then connect the hoses.

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    Fig. Insert each hose as far as the projection of the water inlet or outlet fitting or radiator. Make sure to align the matchmarks before connecting the hoses

     
    Fill the engine with the proper type and amount of engine coolant.
     
    Fill the transaxle with the proper type and amount of fluid.
     

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  3. Connect the negative battery cable, start the engine and check for leaks.
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