Replacing radiator is a long process. Below are instructions as best as can be for replacing your radiator. If you need an image or help with a certain step, just let me know. The special tool used ( J 38185) are called hose clamp pliers. Purchasing this tool will make replacement of radiator much easier.
Drain cooling system.
Lower the vehicle after coolant drain.
Remove air cleaner outlet resonator.
Reposition radiator inlet hose clamp at the radiator using tool J 38185
Remove radiator inlet hose from radiator
Reposition radiator outlet hose clamp at the radiator using tool J 38185.
Remove radiator outlet hose from radiator.
Clean upper transmission oil cooler line connection point and remove the line from radiator.
Remove left front wheelhouse liner.
Remove left engine splash shield.
Clean lower transmission oil cooler line connection point and remove line from radiator.
Remove cooling fan assembly from radiator by pushing up on fan shroud to unsnap retaining features. Position cooling fan assembly away from radiator and support the cooling fan assembly.
Remove air dam push-in retainer.
Remove air dam.
If equipped with air conditioning, remove the condenser bolts.
NOTE: You are NOT required to discharge the A/C system.
Slide the condenser down to disengage the upper mounting tabs from radiator. Position condenser away from radiator and support condenser.
Remove right and left radiator side baffles.
Remove right engine splash shield to radiator mount push-in retainer.
Remove lower radiator mounts, brackets, and bolts.
Tilt condenser forward in the vehicle. Tilt cooling fan assembly rearward in the vehicle. Remove the radiator assembly from vehicle.
Remove upper radiator air baffle.
Verify that upper radiator mounts are installed in vehicle.
Install upper radiator air baffle.
Tilt condenser forward in vehicle. Tilt cooling fan assembly rearward in vehicle. Install radiator assembly into vehicle.
Verify that upper radiator mount pins align with upper radiator mounts.
Install lower radiator mounts, brackets, and bolts to specifications.
SPECIFICATIONS FOR BOLTS: Tighten the bolts to 18 lb ft. (25 Nm)
Install right engine splash shield to radiator mount push-in retainer.
If equipped with A/C, install right and left radiator side baffles.
Slide the condenser up to engage upper mounting tabs into radiator.
Install condenser bolts to specification.
SPECIFICATIONS FOR BOLTS: Tighten the bolts to 88 lb in. (10 Nm)
Install air dam and push-in retainers.
Align cooling fan shroud retaining features to radiator. Pull down on cooling fan assembly to snap fan shroud onto radiator.
Install lower transmission oil cooler line and seal the radiator.
Install left engine splash shield.
Install left front wheelhouse liner.
Install upper transmission oil cooler line and seal to the radiator
OIL COOLER LINE SPECS: Tighten line to 15 lb ft. (10 Nm)
Install radiator outlet hose to radiator.
Reposition hose clamp to secure the hose using tool J 38185.
Install air cleaner outlet resonator.
Fill cooling system.
Add fluid to the transmission as necessary.
Hope this helps.
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Sunday, January 4th, 2009 AT 10:55 PM