HOW DO I REMOVE THE RADIATOR IN MY WITH A/C AND AUTO TRANSMISSION

2002 Dodge Dakota

Tiny

Tina Baize

January, 19, 2012 AT 7:03 PM

I'm struggling trying to get the radiator out for replacement. Should I remove the bumper?

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4 Answers

Tiny

Docfixit

January, 19, 2012 AT 7:19 PM

No need to remove bumper remove upper shroud, transmission lines then unbolt radiator

Tiny

Tina Baize

January, 19, 2012 AT 10:28 PM

The diagram makes it look easy. My front bumper isnt allowing the removal of the radiator, a/c cooling unit and oil cooling unit to come out in one piece as shown above. I'm only replacing the radiator so I need to detach the other cooling units to replace the radiator. The reverse V support is in the way on the engine side and the bumper is in the way on the grill side. Frustrating.

Tiny

Docfixit

January, 20, 2012 AT 8:46 PM

Pulls out and up front not into engine compartment

Tiny

waltersidorow

March, 8, 2013 AT 3:56 PM

Just remove the tie bar on the radiator support and 2 10mm bolts in L/R lower corners and lift up. But if you want to remove the bumper than go ahead. Its easy enough. I do that just so I don't have to lean over it.

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