SRX 2004-2005

Removal & Installation

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3.6L Engine




NOTE
This procedure requires the use of hose clamp pliers, special tool J38185 and a door trim pad clip remover, special tool J38778 or the equivalents.


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. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Drain the coolant.
  4.  
  5. Remove the electric cooling fan assembly.
  6.  
  7. Raise and support the vehicle.
  8.  
  9. Remove the lower condenser mounting bolts.
  10.  
  11. Remove the upper condenser mounting bolts.

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    Fig. Lower condenser bolts



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    Fig. Upper condenser bolts

  12.  
  13. Remove the transmission oil cooler mounting bolts.

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    Fig. Transmission cooler bolts

  14.  
  15. Disconnect the side air baffle lower retainer pins from the radiator.
  16.  
  17. Lower the vehicle.
  18.  
  19. Remove the radiator support bracket bolts.
  20.  
  21. Remove the radiator support brackets.
  22.  
  23. Remove the radiator/condenser upper support using J38778 .
  24.  
  25. Disconnect the surge tank inlet hose from the radiator using the J38185 and reposition aside.
  26.  
  27. Using the J38185 disengage tension on the radiator inlet hose clamp and disconnect from the radiator.
  28.  
  29. Using the J38185 disengage tension on the radiator outlet hose clamp and disconnect from the radiator.
  30.  
  31. Disconnect the side air baffle upper retainer pins from the radiator.
  32.  
  33. Remove the radiator.
  34.  

To install:

  1. Install the radiator.
  2.  
  3. Connect the side air baffle upper retainer pins to the radiator.
  4.  
  5. Connect the radiator outlet hose to the radiator and using the J38185, position the radiator outlet hose clamp to secure the hose.
  6.  
  7. Connect the radiator inlet hose to the radiator and using the J38185, position the radiator inlet hose clamp to secure the hose.
  8.  
  9. Connect the surge tank inlet hose to the radiator and using the J38185, position the hose clamp to secure the hose.
  10.  
  11. Install the radiator/condenser upper support.
  12.  
  13. Install the radiator support brackets.
  14.  
  15. Install the radiator support bracket bolts and tighten to 80 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
  16.  
  17. Raise and support the vehicle.
  18.  
  19. Connect the side air baffle lower retainer pins to the radiator.
  20.  
  21. Install the transmission oil cooler mounting bolts and tighten to 44 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
  22.  
  23. Install the upper condenser mounting bolts and tighten to 58 inch lbs. (6.5 Nm).
  24.  
  25. Install the lower condenser mounting bolts and tighten to 58 inch lbs. (6.5 Nm).
  26.  
  27. Lower the vehicle.
  28.  
  29. Install the electric cooling fan assembly.
  30.  
  31. Fill the cooling system.
  32.  


NOTE
This procedure requires the use of hose clamp pliers, special tool J38185 and a door trim pad clip remover, special tool J38778 or the equivalents.


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. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Drain the coolant.
  4.  
  5. Remove the electric cooling fan assembly.
  6.  
  7. Raise and support the vehicle.
  8.  
  9. Remove the lower condenser mounting bolts.
  10.  
  11. Remove the upper condenser mounting bolts.

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    Fig. Lower condenser bolts



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    Fig. Upper condenser bolts

  12.  
  13. Remove the transmission oil cooler mounting bolts.

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    Fig. Transmission cooler bolts

  14.  
  15. Disconnect the side air baffle lower retainer pins from the radiator.
  16.  
  17. Lower the vehicle.
  18.  
  19. Remove the radiator support bracket bolts.
  20.  
  21. Remove the radiator support brackets.
  22.  
  23. Remove the radiator/condenser upper support using J38778 .
  24.  
  25. Disconnect the surge tank inlet hose from the radiator using the J38185 and reposition aside.
  26.  
  27. Using the J38185 tool, disengage tension on the radiator inlet hose clamp and disconnect from the radiator.
  28.  
  29. Using the J38185 tool, disengage tension on the radiator outlet hose clamp and disconnect from the radiator.
  30.  
  31. Disconnect the side air baffle upper retainer pins from the radiator.
  32.  
  33. Remove the radiator.
  34.  

To install:

  1. Install the radiator.
  2.  
  3. Connect the side air baffle upper retainer pins to the radiator.
  4.  
  5. Connect the radiator outlet hose to the radiator and using the J38185, position the radiator outlet hose clamp to secure the hose.
  6.  
  7. Connect the radiator inlet hose to the radiator and using the J38185, position the radiator inlet hose clamp to secure the hose.
  8.  
  9. Connect the surge tank inlet hose to the radiator and using the J38185, position the hose clamp to secure the hose.
  10.  
  11. Install the radiator/condenser upper support.
  12.  
  13. Install the radiator support brackets.
  14.  
  15. Install the radiator support bracket bolts and tighten to 80 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
  16.  
  17. Raise and support the vehicle.
  18.  
  19. Connect the side air baffle lower retainer pins to the radiator.
  20.  
  21. Install the transmission oil cooler mounting bolts and tighten to 44 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
  22.  
  23. Install the upper condenser mounting bolts and tighten to 58 inch lbs. (6.5 Nm).
  24.  
  25. Install the lower condenser mounting bolts and tighten to 58 inch lbs. (6.5 Nm).
  26.  
  27. Lower the vehicle.
  28.  
  29. Install the electric cooling fan assembly.
  30.  
  31. Fill the cooling system.
  32.  

4.6L Engine



Heavy Duty Cooling

NOTE
This procedure requires the use of hose clamp pliers, special tool J38185 or equivalent.


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. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Drain the coolant.
  4.  
  5. Remove the electric cooling fan.
  6.  
  7. Raise and support the vehicle.
  8.  
  9. Remove the upper condenser mounting bolts.
  10.  
  11. Remove the lower condenser mounting bolts.

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    Fig. Lower condenser bolts



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    Fig. Upper condenser bolts

  12.  
  13. Disconnect the side air baffle lower retaining pins from the radiator.
  14.  
  15. Remove the transmission oil cooler (TOC) mounting bolts.

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    Fig. Transmission cooler bolts

  16.  
  17. Lower the vehicle.
  18.  
  19. Remove the fan shroud.
  20.  
  21. Using the J38185, disengage the tension on the hose clamp and remove the radiator outlet hose from the radiator.
  22.  
  23. Using the J38185, disengage the tension on the hose clamp and remove the radiator inlet hose from the radiator.
  24.  
  25. Using the J38185, disengage the tension on the hose clamp and remove the surge tank inlet hose from the radiator.
  26.  
  27. Remove the radiator support bracket bolts.
  28.  
  29. Remove the radiator support brackets.
  30.  
  31. Disconnect the upper air baffle retaining pins from the radiator.
  32.  
  33. Remove the radiator.
  34.  

To install:

  1. Install the radiator.
  2.  
  3. Connect the upper air baffle retaining pins to the radiator.
  4.  
  5. Install the radiator support brackets.
  6.  
  7. Install the radiator support bracket bolts and tighten to 80 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Connect the surge tank inlet hose to the radiator and using the J38185, position the surge tank inlet hose clamp to secure the hose.
  10.  
  11. Connect the radiator inlet hose to the radiator and using the J38185 , position the radiator inlet hose clamp to secure the hose.
  12.  
  13. Connect the radiator outlet hose to the radiator and using the J38185 , position the radiator outlet hose clamp to secure the hose.
  14.  
  15. Install the fan shroud. Refer to Fan Shroud Replacement .
  16.  
  17. Raise and support the vehicle.
  18.  
  19. Install the TOC mounting bolts and tighten to 44 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
  20.  
  21. Connect the side air baffle lower retaining pins to the radiator.
  22.  
  23. Install the lower condenser mounting bolts and tighten to 58 inch lbs. (6.5 Nm).
  24.  
  25. Install the upper condenser mounting bolts and tighten to 58 inch lbs. (6.5 Nm).
  26.  
  27. Install the electric cooling fan.
  28.  
  29. Fill the cooling system.
  30.  


NOTE
This procedure requires the use of hose clamp pliers, special tool J38185 or equivalent.


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. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Drain the coolant.
  4.  
  5. Remove the electric cooling fan.
  6.  
  7. Raise and support the vehicle.
  8.  
  9. Remove the upper condenser mounting bolts.
  10.  
  11. Remove the lower condenser mounting bolts.

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    Fig. Lower condenser bolts



    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Upper condenser bolts

  12.  
  13. Disconnect the side air baffle lower retaining pins from the radiator.
  14.  
  15. Remove the transmission oil cooler (TOC) mounting bolts.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Transmission cooler bolts

  16.  
  17. Lower the vehicle.
  18.  
  19. Remove the fan shroud.
  20.  
  21. Using the J38185, disengage the tension on the hose clamp and remove the radiator outlet hose from the radiator.
  22.  
  23. Using the J38185, disengage the tension on the hose clamp and remove the radiator inlet hose from the radiator.
  24.  
  25. Using the J38185, disengage the tension on the hose clamp and remove the surge tank inlet hose from the radiator.
  26.  
  27. Remove the radiator support bracket bolts.
  28.  
  29. Remove the radiator support brackets.
  30.  
  31. Disconnect the upper air baffle retaining pins from the radiator.
  32.  
  33. Remove the radiator.
  34.  

To install:

  1. Install the radiator.
  2.  
  3. Connect the upper air baffle retaining pins to the radiator.
  4.  
  5. Install the radiator support brackets.
  6.  
  7. Install the radiator support bracket bolts and tighten to 80 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Connect the surge tank inlet hose to the radiator and using the J38185, position the surge tank inlet hose clamp to secure the hose.
  10.  
  11. Connect the radiator inlet hose to the radiator and using the J38185 , position the radiator inlet hose clamp to secure the hose.
  12.  
  13. Connect the radiator outlet hose to the radiator and using the J38185 , position the radiator outlet hose clamp to secure the hose.
  14.  
  15. Install the fan shroud.
  16.  
  17. Raise and support the vehicle.
  18.  
  19. Install the TOC mounting bolts and tighten to 44 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
  20.  
  21. Connect the side air baffle lower retaining pins to the radiator.
  22.  
  23. Install the lower condenser mounting bolts and tighten to 58 inch lbs. (6.5 Nm).
  24.  
  25. Install the upper condenser mounting bolts and tighten to 58 inch lbs. (6.5 Nm).
  26.  
  27. Install the electric cooling fan.
  28.  
  29. Fill the cooling system.
  30.  

Standard Cooling

NOTE
This procedure requires the use of hose clamp pliers, special tool J38185 or equivalent.


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. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Drain the coolant.
  4.  
  5. Remove the electric cooling fan.
  6.  
  7. Raise and support the vehicle.
  8.  
  9. Remove the upper condenser mounting bolts.
  10.  
  11. Remove the lower condenser mounting bolts.

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    Fig. Lower condenser bolts



    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Upper condenser bolts

  12.  
  13. Disconnect the side air baffle lower retaining pins from the radiator.
  14.  
  15. Remove the transmission oil cooler (TOC) mounting bolts.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Transmission cooler bolts

  16.  
  17. Lower the vehicle.
  18.  
  19. Using the J38185, disengage the tension on the hose clamp and remove the radiator outlet hose from the radiator.
  20.  
  21. Using the J38185, disengage the tension on the hose clamp and remove the radiator inlet hose from the radiator.
  22.  
  23. Using the J38185, disengage the tension on the hose clamp and remove the surge tank inlet hose from the radiator.
  24.  
  25. Remove the radiator support bracket bolts.
  26.  
  27. Remove the radiator support brackets.
  28.  
  29. Disconnect the upper air baffle retaining pins from the radiator.
  30.  
  31. Remove the radiator.
  32.  

To install:

  1. Install the radiator.
  2.  
  3. Connect the upper air baffle retaining pins to the radiator.
  4.  
  5. Install the radiator support brackets.
  6.  
  7. Install the radiator support bracket bolts and tighten to 80 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Connect the surge tank inlet hose to the radiator and using the J38185, position the surge tank inlet hose clamp to secure the hose.
  10.  
  11. Connect the radiator inlet hose to the radiator and using the J38185, position the radiator inlet hose clamp to secure the hose.
  12.  
  13. Connect the radiator outlet hose to the radiator and using the J38185, position the radiator outlet hose clamp to secure the hose.
  14.  
  15. Raise and support the vehicle.
  16.  
  17. Install the TOC mounting bolts and tighten to 44 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
  18.  
  19. Connect the side air baffle lower retaining pins to the radiator.
  20.  
  21. Install the lower condenser mounting bolts and tighten to 58 inch lbs. (6.5 Nm).
  22.  
  23. Install the upper condenser mounting bolts and tighten to 58 inch lbs. (6.5 Nm).
  24.  
  25. Install the electric cooling fan.
  26.  
  27. Fill the cooling system.
  28.  


NOTE
This procedure requires the use of hose clamp pliers, special tool J38185 or equivalent.


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. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Drain the coolant.
  4.  
  5. Remove the electric cooling fan.
  6.  
  7. Raise and support the vehicle.
  8.  
  9. Remove the upper condenser mounting bolts.
  10.  
  11. Remove the lower condenser mounting bolts.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Lower condenser bolts



    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Upper condenser bolts

  12.  
  13. Disconnect the side air baffle lower retaining pins from the radiator.
  14.  
  15. Remove the transmission oil cooler (TOC) mounting bolts.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Transmission cooler bolts

  16.  
  17. Lower the vehicle.
  18.  
  19. Using the J38185, disengage the tension on the hose clamp and remove the radiator outlet hose from the radiator.
  20.  
  21. Using the J38185, disengage the tension on the hose clamp and remove the radiator inlet hose from the radiator.
  22.  
  23. Using the J38185, disengage the tension on the hose clamp and remove the surge tank inlet hose from the radiator.
  24.  
  25. Remove the radiator support bracket bolts.
  26.  
  27. Remove the radiator support brackets.
  28.  
  29. Disconnect the upper air baffle retaining pins from the radiator.
  30.  
  31. Remove the radiator.
  32.  

To install:

  1. Install the radiator.
  2.  
  3. Connect the upper air baffle retaining pins to the radiator.
  4.  
  5. Install the radiator support brackets.
  6.  
  7. Install the radiator support bracket bolts and tighten to 80 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Connect the surge tank inlet hose to the radiator and using the J38185, position the surge tank inlet hose clamp to secure the hose.
  10.  
  11. Connect the radiator inlet hose to the radiator and using the J38185, position the radiator inlet hose clamp to secure the hose.
  12.  
  13. Connect the radiator outlet hose to the radiator and using the J38185, position the radiator outlet hose clamp to secure the hose.
  14.  
  15. Raise and support the vehicle.
  16.  
  17. Install the TOC mounting bolts and tighten to 44 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
  18.  
  19. Connect the side air baffle lower retaining pins to the radiator.
  20.  
  21. Install the lower condenser mounting bolts and tighten to 58 inch lbs. (6.5 Nm).
  22.  
  23. Install the upper condenser mounting bolts and tighten to 58 inch lbs. (6.5 Nm).
  24.  
  25. Install the electric cooling fan.
  26.  
  27. Fill the cooling system.
  28.  

 
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