Mechanics

PULLING OUT MY RADIATOR

2000 Mercury Sable • 6 cylinder FWD Automatic •

What steps must be taken when removing the radiator out of a 2000 sable do I have to remove the gray plastic piece around the fans
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Andrewaite1
February 4, 2011.



Radiator

Special Tool(s) Fuel Line Disconnect Tool Set
310–S039 (T90T–9550–S)

Removal and Installation

Remove the battery and battery tray.
Drain the cooling system.

Disconnect the upper radiator hose.

Disconnect the degas return hose.

Using the special tool, disconnect the upper transmission cooler line.

Remove the two A/C condenser retaining bolts.

Raise and support the vehicle.

Remove the radiator support bracket bolts and the radiator support bracket.

Disconnect the lower radiator hose.

Disconnect the lower transmission cooler line.
Remove the two bolts retaining the condenser to the radiator.

Remove the bolt retaining the P/S cooler to the radiator.

Remove the nuts and the radiator support brackets.

Remove the radiator from the vehicle.

To install, reverse the removal procedure.

BMRFIXIT
Feb 6, 2011.