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.
- Be sure the engine is cold before removing the radiator.
Disconnect or remove:
NOTEDo not allow engine coolant to contact the accessory drive belt
Engine fan, refer to Engine Fan removal and installation
Disconnect and plug the oil cooler hoses from the automatic transaxle/transmission (if equipped)
- Lift radiator into position.
Install or connect the following:
The radiator mounting bolts. Tighten to 18 ft. lbs. (24 Nm)
- Be sure to refill the cooling system using the proper grade and type of engine coolant.
- Start the engine and check for leaks.
- Run engine and allow it to reach full operating temperature. Recheck the coolant level and transaxle/transmission fluid level. Fill as required.