2002 Dodge Caravan replacing the radiator

Tiny
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  • 2002 DODGE CARAVAN
  • 3.3L
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 148,029 MILES
I need to know how to take the radiator out of the van step by step.
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Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 AT 7:15 AM

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Tiny
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If I am thinking correctly you have to remove the hood latch bolts and hang it to the side somewhere out of the way. There are around 8-10 bolts probably 1/2in in size. All of those need to be removed and the cowl needs to be removed. After removing the cowl, there is probably 2 bolts on the top of the fans that need removed, then unplug the wires. You should be able to lift the fan out of there. After removing those you will find on either side of the radiator there will be two transmission lines, they could be screwed into it or held in by quick connects. After removing those you are going to lose some fluid so make sure you have a pan handy. On the bottom corner of the radiator there is a drain, open that to drain all the fluid out of the radiator before removing the radiator hoses. After all of this there are probably 4 bolts one on each corner of the radiator, remove those and lift the radiator out, so to recap.

1.) Remove hood latch bolts and put to side.
2.) Remove 8-10 bolts 1/2in size.
3.) Remove cowl from body.
4.) 2 bolts on top of fan and wires attached need unhooked.
5.) Remove fans
6.) Remove transmission lines and place pan underneath them.
7.) Open drain on bottom corner of radiator to drain fluid.
8.) After coolant is drained, remove radiator hoses.
9.) Remove remaining bolts on radiator holding it in place.
10.) Lift radiator from vehicle.

Hope this is detailed enough for the job and you have no issues completing it. If you get into a bind, come on back and we can talk more.
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Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 AT 4:51 PM
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