RADIATOR REPLACEMENT

  • Tiny
  • jessnzach10
  • 2004 Ford Focus
  • 212,000 miles

I hace a 04 ford focus zts 2.3l and I am replacing the radiator but the new radiator I bought from advanced auto parts is only one peice as where the one I took out was two im just wonderinig if the new one will still work?

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Monday, May 27th, 2013 AT 11:59 AM

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  • Tiny
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No, take it back and get the correct radiator. The mounts are different

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Monday, May 27th, 2013 AT 3:45 PM
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I believe the part I was talking about is my air conditioner conderser and my buddy cut the lines on it not knowing what he was doing taking out my radiator. Do I need to re hook this up in order for the new radiator to work and is the other small radiator looking thing for the powersteering and brake fluid cooling?

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Monday, May 27th, 2013 AT 4:09 PM
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No, you can use the the radiator without the ac condenser.

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Monday, May 27th, 2013 AT 4:34 PM
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Is there a way to replace the lines with out replacing the aluminum tubes the lines run into on the condenser?

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Monday, May 27th, 2013 AT 4:46 PM
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Where did he cut them and why?

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Monday, May 27th, 2013 AT 4:47 PM
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Directly out of the condeser in between the two aluminum hard lines and thought they had to be cut to remove the radiator

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Monday, May 27th, 2013 AT 5:42 PM
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Does not sound like much of a repair shop. You will have to replace both lines.

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Monday, May 27th, 2013 AT 6:22 PM

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