Toyota Cressida/Corona/Crown/MarkII 1970-1982 Repair Guide

Radiator

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Fig. Fig. 1 To remove the radiator, drain the system and remove the hose clamps ...



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Fig. Fig. 2 ... and separate the hoses from the radiator



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Fig. Fig. 3 Dont forget to detach the overflow hose from the cap, if equipped



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Fig. Fig. 4 Unbolt the fan shroud and ...



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Fig. Fig. 5 ... separate it from the radiator



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Fig. Fig. 6 Unbolt the radiator from the supports



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Fig. Fig. 7 Carefully lift the unit from the engine compartment

  1. Drain the cooling system.
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CAUTION
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 quantity. Always drain coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or is several years old.

  1. Unfasten the clamps and remove the radiator upper and lower hoses. If equipped with an automatic transmission, remove the oil cooler lines.
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  3. Detach the hood lock cable and remove the hood lock from the radiator upper support.
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It may be necessary to remove the grille in order to gain access to the hood lock/radiator support assembly.

  1. Remove the fan shroud, if so equipped.
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  3. On models equipped with a coolant recovery system, disconnect the hose from the thermal expansion tank and remove the tank from its bracket.
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  5. Unbolt and remove the radiator upper support.
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  7. Unfasten the bolts and remove the radiator.
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WARNING
Use care not to damage the radiator fins on the cooling fan.

  1. Installation is performed in the reverse order of removal. Remember to check the transmission fluid level on cars with automatic transmissions. Fill the radiator to the specified level, as detailed under Fluid Level Checks, in . Remember to check for leaks after installation is completed.
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