I’m an old school American muscle car sort of guy. I’m generally not a fan of import engineering but I must say that Subaru made this a pretty easy job. There are a couple of brackets under the hood to secure the radiator, two quick disconnect power feeds for the electric fans and the upper and lower radiator hose. If you have an automatic transmission you’re going to have two additional hoses for the transmission cooler. On standard transmission models, the automatic cooler lines are not used.
Disconnect everything and pull the radiator out, swap over the electric fans and shrouds by removing the bolts at the top. Drop the new unit with the shrouds and fans into the car, reconnect the hoses and fan power, the brackets to secure the radiator and you’re done. This should take you no more than about 30 minutes to do with a basic metric tool kit and you can save yourself upwards of $100+ from paying a mechanic to do it. Don’t forget antifreeze / coolant!!
What kind of vehicle do you drive? 2010 Subaru Outback 2.5L