Mechanics

RADIATOR PROBLEM

1999 Lexus LX 470 • 160,900 miles

How do I remove the radiator in my car? There is a lot of plastic covering everything. I have no idea where to start.
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January 19, 2013.




REMOVAL
REMOVE ENGINE UNDER COVER NO.1
DRAIN ENGINE COOLANT
DISCONNECT RADIATOR RESERVOIR HOSE FROM RADIATOR
DISCONNECT RADIATOR UPPER HOSE FROM RADIATOR
DISCONNECT RADIATOR LOWER HOSE FROM RADIATOR
DISCONNECT A/T OIL COOLER HOSES FROM RADIATOR
REMOVE RADIATOR RESERVOIR TANK
REMOVE RADIATOR ASSEMBLY

Disconnect the A/T oil cooler hoses from the clamp on the fan shroud.
Loosen the fan pulley mounting nuts holding the fluid coupling to the fan bracket.
Remove generator drive belt.
Remove the 3 bolts holding the fan shroud to the radiator.
Remove the 4 fan pulley mounting bolts.
Pull out the fan with fluid coupling, fan pulley and fan shroud.

Remove the 2 nuts.

Remove the 4 nuts, 2 bolts and 2 radiator brackets.
Lift out the radiator assembly.

REMOVE RADIATOR SIDE SUPPORTS FROM RADIATOR Remove the 8 nuts and 2 radiator supports.
INSTALLATION

INSTALL SIDE SUPPORTS TO RADIATOR Install the 2 side supports with the 8 nuts.
Torque: 12.7 Nm (130 kgf. Cm, 9 inch lbs.)
INSTALL RADIATOR ASSEMBLY
Place the radiator assembly to the body.

Temporarily install the 2 nuts.

Install the radiator brackets to the radiator assembly and body. Torque: Bolt: 18 Nm (185 kgf. Cm, 13 ft. Lbs.)
Nut: 20 Nm (200 kgf. Cm, 15 ft. Lbs.)
Tighten 2 nuts. Torque: 20 Nm (200 kgf. Cm, 15 ft. Lbs.)
INSTALL FAN PULLEY, FAN SHROUD, FAN WITH FLUID COUPLING AND GENERATOR DRIVE BELT
Place the fan with fluid coupling, fan pulley and fan shroud in position.
Temporarily install the fan mounting nuts.
Install fan shroud with the 3 bolts. Torque: 5.0 Nm (50 kgf. Cm, 43 inch lbs.)
Connect the A/T oil cooler hoses to the clamp on the fan shroud.
Install the generator drive belt.
Tighten the 4 fan pulley mounting nuts.
INSTALL RADIATOR RESERVOIR TANK
CONNECT A/T OIL COOLER HOSES TO RADIATOR
CONNECT RADIATOR UPPER HOSE TO RADIATOR
CONNECT RADIATOR LOWER HOSE TO RADIATOR
CONNECT RADIATOR RESERVOIR HOSE TO RADIATOR
FILL WITH ENGINE COOLANT
START ENGINE AND CHECK FOR ENGINE COOLANT LEAKS
RECHECK ENGINE COOLANT LEVEL
INSTALL ENGINE UNDER COVER NO.1

ASEMaster6371
Jan 20, 2013.


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