2001 Jeep Laredo help changing radiator

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  • 2001 JEEP LAREDO
  • 4.7L
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 158,000 MILES
Help changing radiatorinstructions on how to change a radiator in 2001 jeep grand cherokee laredo 4.7L
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Friday, April 18th, 2014 AT 4:22 AM

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CAUTION: When removing radiator or A/C condenser for any reason, note location of all radiator-to-body and radiator-to-A/C condenser rubber air seals. See Fig. 23. These are used at top, bottom and sides of radiator and A/C condenser. To prevent overheating, these seals must be installed to their original positions.

Disconnect negative battery cable. Drain cooling system. Raise and support vehicle. Turn front wheels to access rivets, and remove plastic rivets attaching front fascia to wheel liner. See Fig. 24.
Remove bolts attaching fascia to fender. See Fig. 25. Remove plastic push pins attaching fascia to lower radiator crossmember splash shield. Disconnect fog lamp connectors, if equipped.
Remove screws attaching fascia to upper radiator crossmember. See Fig. 26. Slide fascia forward and remove from vehicle.
Remove 2 radiator mounting bolts. Disconnect both transmission cooler lines from radiator. Disconnect electrical connector for fan control solenoid. Disconnect power steering cooler line from cooler and filter.
Disconnect radiator hoses from radiator. Disconnect power steering cooler line from cooler and filter. Disconnect overflow hose from radiator. Remove air inlet duct at grill.
NOTE: Radiator and cooling fan can be removed as an assembly. It is not necessary to remove cooling fan before removing or installing radiator.

Disconnect 2 high pressure fluid lines at hydraulic fan drive. Disconnect low pressure return at hydraulic fan drive. Gently lift up and remove radiator from vehicle. Do not scrape radiator fins against any other component. Also, do not disturb A/C condenser
AUTION: Before installing radiator or A/C condenser, ensure radiator-to-body and radiator-to-A/C condenser rubber air seals are properly fastened to their original positions. See Fig. 23. These are used at top, bottom and sides of radiator and A/C condenser. To prevent overheating, these seals must be installed to their original positions.

Gently lower radiator into vehicle. Guide to radiator alignment dowels through holes in rubber air seals first and then through A/C support brackets.
Continue to guide alignment dowels into rubber grommets located in lower radiator crossmember. Holes in L-shaped brackets (located on bottom of A/C condenser) must be positioned between bottom of rubber air seals and top of rubber grommets.
Connect radiator hoses to radiator with tinga on hose clamps positioned straight down. To complete installation, reverse removal procedure. Fill cooling system. Connect negative battery cable. Start and warm engine. Check for leaks
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