Nissan Stanza/200SX/240SX 1982-1992 Repair Guide

Radiator

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4

The cooling system can be drained from opening the drain cock at the bottom of the radiator or by removing the bottom hose at the radiator. Be careful not to damage the fins or core tubes when removing and installing the radiator to the vehicle. NEVER OPEN THE RADIATOR CAP WHEN HOT.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Drain the cooling system.
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  5. Remove the undercover, if equipped.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Radiator mounting - Stanza CA20E engine



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Fig. Fig. 2: Radiator mounting - 200SX CA series engines



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Fig. Fig. 3: Radiator mounting - 200SX VG30E engines



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Fig. Fig. 4: Radiator mounting - 240SX

  1. Disconnect the reservoir tank hose.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect all temperature switch connectors.
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  5. Disconnect and plug the transmission or transaxle cooling lines from the bottom of the radiator, if equipped.
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  7. Remove the fan shroud and position the shroud over the fan and clear of the radiator if so equipped. Remove the condenser and radiator fan assembly from the radiator if so equipped.
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  9. Disconnect the upper and lower hoses from the radiator.
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  11. Remove the radiator retaining bolts or the upper supports.
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  13. Lift the radiator off the mounts and out of the vehicle.
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To install:
  1. Lower the radiator onto the mounts and bolt in place.
  2.  
  3. Install the lower shroud, if removed.
  4.  
  5. Connect the upper and lower radiator hoses--use NEW water hose clamps.
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  7. Install the fan shroud assembly as necessary. Install the condenser and radiator fan assembly as necessary.
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  9. Connect the transaxle or transmission cooling lines, if removed.
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  11. Reconnect all electrical connectors.
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  13. Connect the reservoir tank hose.
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  15. Fill the cooling system to the proper level. Bleed the cooling system- refer to the necessary service procedures.
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  17. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  19. Start the engine and check for leaks.
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