How do I remove the radiator in my 2002 Dakota with A/C and auto transmission

Tiny
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  • 2002 DODGE DAKOTA
  • 132,000 MILES

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

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Thursday, January 19th, 2012 AT 7:03 PM

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

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Thursday, January 19th, 2012 AT 7:19 PM
Tiny
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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.

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Thursday, January 19th, 2012 AT 10:28 PM
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Pulls out and up front not into engine compartment

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Friday, January 20th, 2012 AT 8:46 PM
Tiny
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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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Friday, March 8th, 2013 AT 3:56 PM

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