I AM ATTEMPTING TO REPLACE MY RADIATOR HOWEVER I...

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  • edwardmckinley
  • 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.

Monday, December 24th, 2012 AT 5:47 AM

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  • Jacobandnickolas
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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?

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Monday, December 24th, 2012 AT 6:20 AM
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I just tried that and bent the line. Is it because I was turning the wrong way?

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Tuesday, December 25th, 2012 AT 4:12 AM
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  • Jacobandnickolas
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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.

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Tuesday, December 25th, 2012 AT 4:21 AM
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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.

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Tuesday, December 25th, 2012 AT 5:58 AM

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