Replacing radiator

Tiny
GARY1984
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  • 2000 FORD COUGAR
  • 4.3L
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 120,000 MILES
I need to know how to replace the radiator. Mine is pushing water out of the top.
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Friday, May 24th, 2019 AT 6:40 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Welcome to 2CarPros.

First, I am providing information for a Mercury Cougar (V6 2.5L) If that is incorrect, please let me know.

Here are the directions for replacing the radiator. The pictures attached correlate with the directions.

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PROCEDURES
Removal
All Vehicles
1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
2. Drain the cooling system.

Pic 1

3. Disconnect the radiator upper coolant hose.

Vehicles With Automatic Transaxle

pic 2

4. Disconnect the transaxle upper cooling line.

Vehicles With 2.5L Engine

pic 3

5. Disconnect the coolant expansion tank hose.

All Vehicles

pic 4

6. Remove the fan shroud nut.

Pic 5

7. Detach the fan shroud and secure to one side.
8. Raise and support the vehicle.

Vehicles With Air Conditioning

pic 6

9. Secure the air conditioning condenser.

All Vehicles

pic 7

10. Disconnect the radiator lower coolant hose.

Pic 8

11. Remove the radiator right hand bracket.

Vehicles With Automatic Transaxle

pic 9

12. Disconnect the transaxle lower cooling line.

Vehicles With Air Conditioning

pic 10

13. Detach the air conditioning condenser.

Vehicles With Automatic Transaxle

pic 11

14. Detach the transaxle cooling lines.

All Vehicles

pic 12

15. Remove the radiator left hand bracket and remove the radiator.

Installation
All Vehicles

pic 13

1. To Install, reverse the removal procedure.

Pic 14

Vehicles With Automatic Transaxle

pic 15

All Vehicles

pic 16

Vehicles With Automatic Transaxle
2. Fill the transaxle.

All Vehicles
3. Fill the cooling system.

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Let me know if this helps or if you have other questions.

Take care,
Joe
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Friday, May 24th, 2019 AT 9:25 PM

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