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#2012289 - 03/28/10 03:02 PM How to replace radiator?
coqui5 Offline
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Registered: 03/11/10
Posts: 2447
Loc: Connecticut
Hey guys is me again, anybody has a link to replace a radiator for my 95 CV 4.6

#2012556 - 03/28/10 09:46 PM Re: How to replace radiator? [Re: coqui5]
bcbsr Offline

Registered: 12/02/02
Posts: 170
Loc: Houston,Texas
drain fluid from radiator petcock- drivers side bottom

remove plastic cover on core support

undo transmission lines,upper and lower radiator hoses

remove the bolts that hold on your fan shroud top L & R.lift and move forward towards engine ,no need to remove

remove the L & R radiator hold down brackets and the radiator should lift straight up to remove.

This is just from memory, I don't have a link.Hope this helps.
2001 Crown Victoria

#2012601 - 03/28/10 10:49 PM Re: How to replace radiator? [Re: bcbsr]
coqui5 Offline
Over the Hill

Registered: 03/11/10
Posts: 2447
Loc: Connecticut
Thanks bcbsr for your help.

#2012662 - 03/29/10 12:25 AM Re: How to replace radiator? [Re: coqui5]
TheShadow Offline
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Registered: 05/01/07
Posts: 1392
Loc: SoCal High Desert
You will have to separate the radiator from the AC condenser.

Remove the two bolts on either upper side holding them together. Battery removal makes this a lot easier, BTW.

Then there are two clips on the condenser that slide into hooks on the radiator tanks. You have to lift both up as a unit, disengage the bottom pins of the radiator from their rubber mounts, then drop the radiator down to clear the hooks. Note that the rad/condender assembly needs to be tilted back towards the engine to clear the top of the radiator support. A flat pry bar helps here.

When reinstalling, make sure both clips are in their hooks at the bottom, and that both pins are in their mounts. Otherwise, you'll rub the AC lines and end up losing the lines and refrigerant.
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