Mechanics

RADIATOR

1997 BMW 528

Engine Cooling problem
1997 BMW 528 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 144000 miles

How can I change the radiator on my 97 bmw 528i
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Tianchris-82
January 26, 2010.



Removing/Installing Radiator

Warning:
Danger of scalding.
Only perform this work after engine has cooled down.

Drain coolant, refer to Cooling System - Service and Repair - Procedures See: Service and Repair
Remove fan cowl, refer to Fan Shroud - Service and Repair - Procedures See: Fan Shroud\Service and Repair

Note: When removing the fan cowl, note the engine variant.


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If necessary, disconnect plug connection at level sensor.

Air conditioning


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Disconnect plug connection on temperature switch.


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Disconnect upper water hose.


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Disconnect lower water hose.


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Disconnect expansion hose.


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Pull off sealing lip (1) towards top. Release hexagon screws (2) on left and right. Remove brackets (3) on left and right.


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Lift radiator upwards to remove.

Installation:
Place radiator on supports.


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Installation:
Note rubber mounts on left and right sides.

Top up coolant.
Vent cooling system and check for leaks,

Rasmataz
Jan 26, 2010.