Mechanics

BUICK RIVIERA RADIATOR PROBLEM

1997 Buick Riviera • 175,000 miles

I am attempting to replace my Radiator, however I am having a problem getting the black plastic part off. I have tried to screw it off, pull it off, and pry it off, and it will not budge. It seems like the only thing preventing me from lifting the radiator out.


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Edwardmckinley
December 24, 2012.



Are you referring to where the steel cooling line is spliced together? If so, are you holding the one side of the fitting still while turning the opposite side?

I just tried that and bent the line. Is it because I was turning the wrong way?

Tiny
Edwardmckinley
Dec 25, 2012.
Many times the line will be corroded so bad that you can't get them apart. When you try, turn to the left to loosen it.

Thanks for the help but, I wasn't being observant enough. I found the bolts that were holding it in. I got the new radiator in now. Lets hope I didn't damage anything messing with that line though.

Tiny
Edwardmckinley
Dec 25, 2012.