1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Radiator Replacement

Tiny
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  • 1997 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 150,000 MILES
How do I replace the radiator in my 97 Cutlass Supreme? Have never done anything like this before but can't afford the cost of someone else doing it so I'm taking a chance. Detailed instructions are greatly needed and appreciated. Thanks.
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Monday, February 22nd, 2010 AT 7:46 PM

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Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Drain and recycle the engine coolant.

The coolant drain is located on the radiator mount. Loosen but do not remove the petcock. (Radiator support removed for photo only)


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_1_130.jpg



Disconnect the upper radiator hose from the radiator.
Remove the upper transaxle cooler line from the radiator.
Remove the coolant surge tank hose.
Detach the cooling fan electrical connections. Unfasten any lines or conduits anchored on the fan body.
Remove the bolt securing the A/C line to the fan shroud near the coolant surge tank. Refer to the accompanying figure.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_2_91.jpg



Remove the fans


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_3_39.jpg



Raise and safely support the front of the vehicle securely on jackstands.
Remove the lower closeout panel.
Remove the lower radiator hose and lower transaxle cooler line from the radiator. Plug the transaxle line and fitting
Remove the bolts fastening the condenser to the front of the radiator and secure the condenser to the vehicle with wire
Remove the lower radiator mounting panel.
Remove the radiator from the vehicle

To install:

Installation is the reverse of removal
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