Volkswagen Touareg 2004-06

Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Drain the cooling system.
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  5. Pull the retaining clips out of the couplings for the upper and lower radiator hoses. Pull the hoses from the radiator.
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  7. Carefully unclip the VW emblem from the grille. Remove the grille securing screw behind it.
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  9. Carefully disengage the clips securing the grille, then remove it from the vehicle.
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  11. Remove the bolts securing the bumper to the vehicle. Once all the bolts are removed, release the retaining tabs under the headlights. With the aid of an assistant, pull the bumper away from the vehicle.

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    Fig. Pull the retaining clips securing the radiator hoses



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    Fig. Remove the bolts securing the bumper assembly to the vehicle

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  13. Bring the hood lock carrier up to the service position.
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  15. Remove the cooling fan assembly.
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  17. Detach the securing clips for the condenser and transmission oil cooler.
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  19. Remove the upper radiator securing bolts and remove the radiator by pulling it straight up and out.
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  21. Installation is the reverse of removal. Tighten radiator mounting bolts to 7 ft. lbs. (10 Nm). The bumper fasteners should be tightened until just snug.
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