Toyota Tercel 1984-1994 Repair Guide

Radiator

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 through 9


CAUTION
On models equipped with a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) or "air bag,'' work must NOT be started until at least 90 seconds have passed from the time that both the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position and the negative cable is disconnected from the battery.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the engine under covers, if applicable.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Unplug any electrical connections on/near the radiator



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Fig. Fig. 2: Removing the lower radiator hose. On automatic transaxle cars, disconnect the oil cooler lines also

  1. Drain the cooling system.
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  3. On fuel injected engines, it will be necessary to remove the air intake duct assembly.
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  5. Disconnect the coolant reservoir hose.
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  7. Unfasten the clamps, then remove the radiator upper and lower hoses.
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Fig. Fig. 3: The overflow tank hose can be removed by pressing the retaining tangs together, then by twisting and pulling the hose from it's connection



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Fig. Fig. 4: Hose clamps like the one shown can be removed with a pair of slip joint pliers

  1. If equipped with an automatic transmission, remove the oil cooler lines using a line wrench. Place a container under the fittings to catch the fluid. Immediately plug the hose to prevent oil from escaping.
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  3. Disconnect the electric cooling fan connector.
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  5. Unbolt and remove the radiator supports and the radiator. Use care not to damage the radiator fins.
  6.  
  7. Remove the cooling fan from the radiator, if applicable.
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To install:
  1. If removed earlier, install the cooling fan onto the radiator.
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  3. Place the radiator into position and install the two upper supports.
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After installation, check that the rubber cushions of the supports are not compressed.

  1. Reconnect all electrical and hose connections which were removed earlier.
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Fig. Fig. 5: Removing the upper radiator support brackets



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Fig. Fig. 6: Use care when removing the radiator to prevent damaging the fins



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Fig. Fig. 7: Check that the rubber cushion on the underside of the bracket is still intact and in good condition



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Fig. Fig. 8: After the support brackets have been installed, confirm that the rubber cushion is not compressed



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Fig. Fig. 9: Be sure you are adding coolant to the coolant overflow tank, not the washer reservoir

  1. Assemble the air intake duct assembly on fuel injected vehicles.
  2.  
  3. Install the engine under covers, if applicable.
  4.  
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.
  6.  
  7. Remember to check the transmission fluid level on cars with automatic transmissions. Fill the radiator to the specified level.
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  9. Start the engine and check for leaks.
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