REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Make sure all wire, hoses and vacuum lines are marked to simplify installation. When draining the coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted by the ethylene glycol antifreeze, and are quite likely to drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain the coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or several years old.
On models with an air bag, wait at least 30 seconds from the time that the ignition switch is turned to the lock position and the battery is disconnected before performing any further work.
- Disconnect the negative battery cable. Drain the cooling system. Remove the engine under covers and upper support seal.
- Unfasten the hose clamps and remove the radiator upper and lower hoses. If equipped with an automatic transmission, remove the oil cooler lines using suitable line wrenches or remove the hose clamps.
- Detach the hood lock cable and remove the hood lock from the radiator upper support if so equipped.
It may be necessary to remove the grille in order to gain access to the hood lock/radiator support assembly.
- Disconnect the condenser fan motor connection. Remove the fan shroud, if so equipped.
- Disconnect the hose from the thermal expansion tank and remove the tank from its bracket.
- Disconnect any wiring connectors.
- Unfasten the bolts and remove the radiator. Use care not to damage the radiator fins or the cooling fan.
- Installation is performed in the reverse order of removal. Remember to check the transmission fluid level on cars with automatic transmissions. (See ).
- Fill the radiator to the specified level as detailed under Fluid Level Checks, in .