Disconnect negative cable from battery. WARNING: DO NOT REMOVE THE CYLINDER BLOCK PLUG OR THE RADIATOR DRAINCOCK WITH THE SYSTEM HOT AND UNDER PRESSURE BECAUSE SERIOUS BURNS FROM COOLANT CAN OCCUR.
Drain cooling system.
Remove air intake resonator.
Remove coolant reserve system tank to filler neck tube hose.
Disconnect fans from the connector located on the left side of the fan module.
Remove the Coolant Recovery System (CRS) tank retaining screw from the upper radiator closure panel crossmember.
Disconnect the upper radiator mounting screws from the crossmember. Disconnect the engine block heater wire if equipped.
Remove the upper radiator closure panel crossmember.
Remove air cleaner assembly.
Disconnect automatic transmission oil cooler lines at radiator and plug.
Disconnect inlet and outlet hoses from the radiator. Remove the lower hose clip from the fan module.
Air Conditioning Condenser Mounting Fasteners
Remove A/C condenser fasteners and separate the condenser from the radiator. Verify the condenser is supported in position.
Remove A/C filter/dryer mounting bracket, 2 bolts to the fan module, and 2 nuts to the filter/dryer.
Radiator can now be lifted free from engine compartment. Care should be taken not to damage radiator cooling fins or water tubes during removal.
Friday, July 23rd, 2010 AT 8:51 PM