Radiator Removal

Tiny
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  • 2002 OLDSMOBILE ALERO
Engine Cooling problem 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

How do I take out the radiator?
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Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 AT 10:15 PM

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Hello,

Here is a guide to help you see what you are in for when doing the job.

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

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/re-charge-an-air-conditioner-system

Here are the book directions.

Remove the battery.
Remove the battery tray.
Recover the A/C system.
Drain the cooling system.
Remove the upper radiator hose.
Remove the upper transaxle cooler line.
Remove the coolant surge tank hose.
Remove the condenser inlet fitting from the discharge hose.
Disconnect the cooling fan electrical connection.
Raise the vehicle.
Remove the lower closeout panel.
Remove the lower radiator hose from the radiator.
Remove the lower transaxle cooler line.
Remove the evaporator line from the condenser outlet.
Remove the lower radiator mounting panel.
Remove the radiator, fan and condenser as an assembly from the vehicle.
Remove the condenser from the radiator.
Remove the fan shroud from the radiator.

INSTALLATION:

Install the fan shroud to the radiator.
Install the condenser to the radiator. Tighten the bolt to 44 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
Install the radiator, fan, and condenser as an assembly to the vehicle.
Install the lower radiator mounting panel. Tighten the bolts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
Install the condenser outlet to the evaporator line. Tighten bolt to 18 f t. Lbs. (25 Nm).
Install the lower radiator hose to the radiator.
Install the lower closeout panel.
Lower the vehicle. Install the cooling fan electrical connection.
Install the lower transaxle cooler line. Tighten the bolt to 22 ft. Lbs. (30 Nm).
Install the condenser inlet fitting to the discharge hose. Tighten the bolt to 18 ft. Lbs. (25 Nm).
Install the coolant surge tank hose.
Install the upper transaxle cooler line. Tighten the bolt to 22 ft. Lbs. (30 Nm).
Install the upper radiator hose.
Refill the cooling system.
Recharge the A/C system.
Install the battery tray.
Install the battery.
Inspect the cooling system for leaks.

You may be able to remove the condenser from the radiator while it is still in the car.

Check out the diagrams (Below)

Let us know what happens and please upload pictures or videos of the problem.

Cheers, Ken
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