To racefan966, thanks for your detailed answer. I drained the system using the drain. I disconnected the upper two bolts for the shroud. I disconnected the upper radiator hose from the radiator, I took the serpentine belt off and the idle pulley. For some reason this jeep (grand cherokee laredo 99) does not have a fan clutch, just an electric controlled cooling fan. I guess that makes things easier.
Now my questions:
1) On the left lower side of the radiator I see the lower radiator hose going to the water pump. Do I have to disconnect better here or at the water pump?
2) Again, on the lower left side of the radiator, there are two smaller rubber hoses leading to metal hoses, leading to ??? Do I have to disconnect those as well?
I have some pictures attached.
3) Do you know any trick-of-the-trade how to loosen the rubber hoses once the clamp has been removed?
Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008 AT 4:17 PM