Radiator removal

Tiny
MONEYSAM
  • MEMBER
  • 2002 MERCURY SABLE
  • 80,000 MILES
I want a step by step procedure on removing the radiator on this vehicle
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Saturday, September 29th, 2012 AT 2:21 AM

9 Replies

Tiny
KHLOW2008
  • EXPERT
Here is a guide to help you step by step with instructions in the diagrams below to show you how on your car.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-a-car-radiator

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
+2
Saturday, September 29th, 2012 AT 8:54 AM
Tiny
MIAMI HEAD
  • MEMBER
  • 2002 MERCURY SABLE
  • 6 CYL
  • AUTOMATIC
How to remove radiator 2002 mercury sable?
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, November 11th, 2019 AT 6:58 PM (Merged)
Tiny
KEN
  • ADMIN
Hey Miami Head,

Remove the battery and battery tray. For additional information, refer to BATTERY, MOUNTING & CABLES .
Drain the cooling system.

Disconnect the upper radiator hose.
Fig 2: Disconnecting Upper Radiator Hose. Disconnect the degas return hose.

Fig 3: Disconnecting Degas Return Hose. Using the special tool, disconnect the upper transmission cooler line.

Fig 4: Disconnecting Upper Transmission Cooler Line Using Special Tool. Remove the two A/C condenser retaining bolts.

Fig 5: Removing A/C Condenser Retaining Bolts. Raise and support the vehicle. Remove the radiator support bracket bolts and the radiator support bracket.

Fig 6: Removing Radiator Support Bracket Bolts And Radiator Support Bracket. Disconnect the lower radiator hose.

Fig 7: Disconnecting Lower Radiator Hose. Disconnect the lower transmission cooler line. Remove the two bolts retaining the condenser to the radiator.

Fig 8: Removing Condenser-To-Radiator Bolts. Secure the A/C condenser. Remove the bolt retaining the P/S cooler to the radiator.

Fig 9: Removing P/S Cooler-To-Radiator Bolt. Remove the nuts and the radiator support brackets.

Fig 10: Removing Radiator Support Brackets Nuts. Remove the radiator from the vehicle.

Fig 11: Removing Radiator From Vehicle

Here is a guide that will help show you what you are in for with this repair.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-a-car-radiator

and

https://youtu.be/Boi0DPXVHbM

There is also diagrams below.

Please let us know happens so it will help others.

Best, Ken
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
-1
Monday, November 11th, 2019 AT 6:58 PM (Merged)
Tiny
ANDREWAITE1
  • MEMBER
  • 2000 MERCURY SABLE
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
What steps must be taken when removing the radiator out of a 2000 sable do I have to remove the gray plastic piece around the fans
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, November 11th, 2019 AT 6:58 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BMRFIXIT
  • EXPERT
Radiator

Special Tool(s) Fuel Line Disconnect Tool Set
310 S039 (T90T 9550 S)

Removal and Installation

Remove the battery and battery tray.
Drain the cooling system.

Disconnect the upper radiator hose.

Disconnect the degas return hose.

Using the special tool, disconnect the upper transmission cooler line.

Remove the two A/C condenser retaining bolts.

Raise and support the vehicle.

Remove the radiator support bracket bolts and the radiator support bracket.

Disconnect the lower radiator hose.

Disconnect the lower transmission cooler line.
Remove the two bolts retaining the condenser to the radiator.

Remove the bolt retaining the P/S cooler to the radiator.

Remove the nuts and the radiator support brackets.

Remove the radiator from the vehicle.

To install, reverse the removal procedure.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
+1
Monday, November 11th, 2019 AT 6:58 PM (Merged)
Tiny
PEACHA
  • MEMBER
  • 1999 MERCURY SABLE
Hello, I'm hoping you can help me in diagnosing my sables problem. My sable has 148,000 miles and has been an excellent car. Last fall my heater quit working and I parked it for the winter because the mechanics I took it to said that it wasn't the therm. And it probably would be expensive to fix. Yes, these were shadetree mechanics. Anyway, I recently pulled my sable out of the garage and started checking and replacing fluids and such before I started to drive it. My check engine light is on, and stays on. My radiator is foaming brown stuff. I had a neighbor flush the system and I added new antifreeze, but it still flows over the foamy brown stuff. The car seems to run just fine but I am afraid that if I continue to drive it I will end up killing it. Can you give me some suggestions what it might be? Thanks so much!
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, November 11th, 2019 AT 6:58 PM (Merged)
Tiny
LOSONE
  • MEMBER
Humm when a radiator does that it is usually a blown head gasket. If you rev the engine does it spill more stuff? If so a pricy fix.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, November 11th, 2019 AT 6:58 PM (Merged)
Tiny
YNOTTONY
  • MEMBER
  • 1998 MERCURY SABLE
Engine Cooling problem
1998 Mercury Sable 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

I need to know how to remove and install a radiator on a 1998 mercury sable.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, November 11th, 2019 AT 6:58 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BLUELIGHTNIN6
  • EXPERT


https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_Noname_2167.jpg



https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_Noname2_701.jpg

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, November 11th, 2019 AT 6:58 PM (Merged)

Please login or register to post a reply.

Sponsored links