Repair Pontiac Mid-size 1974-1983 Repair Guide

Radiator

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Fig. Fig. 1 Radiator fan mounting-V6 engines



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Fig. Fig. 2 Diesel sedan and wagon radiator fan shroud mounting



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Fig. Fig. 3 On some vehicles, you must remove the coolant recovery reservoir, which is mounted on the inner fender



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Fig. Fig. 4 Radiator and fan shroud mounting-Phoenix/Ventura and GTO



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Fig. Fig. 5 To remove the radiator, unfasten the upper radiator hose clamp ...



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Fig. Fig. 6 ... then disconnect the upper radiator hose



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Fig. Fig. 7 Use a pair of pliers to unhook the radiator overflow hose clamp



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Fig. Fig. 8 Disconnect the overflow hose from the nipple on the radiator



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Fig. Fig. 9 Use a flare nut wrench to loosen ...



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Fig. Fig. 10 ... then lift the cap up off the distributor



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Fig. Fig. 11 Use a ratchet and socket to loosen ...



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Fig. Fig. 12 ... then remove the front fan shroud retaining bolts



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Fig. Fig. 13 Unscrew the side fan shroud retainers



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Fig. Fig. 14 After removing all the retainers, lift the shroud up and off the radiator and fan



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Fig. Fig. 15 Lift the radiator out of the vehicle

  1. Drain the cooling system.
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  3. Disconnect the radiator upper and lower hoses and, if applicable, the transmission coolant lines. Remove the coolant recovery system line, if so equipped.
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  5. Remove the radiator upper panel if so equipped.
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  7. If there is a radiator shroud in front of the radiator, the radiator and shroud are removed as an assembly.
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  9. If there is a fan shroud, remove the shroud attaching screws and let the shroud hang on the fan.
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  11. Remove the radiator attaching bolts and remove the radiator.
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  13. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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