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How to remove the radiator from a 97 Lincoln continental fwd

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how to remove the radiator from a 97 Lincoln continental fwd with 4.6 intech engine
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Ray M. replied 1 year ago.
Here are the shop manual stepsRadiator Aluminum Core, CrossflowRemovalDisconnect battery ground cable (14301). Refer to Section 14-01.Drain engine cooling system as described.Remove engine air cleaner (ACL) (9600) as described in Section 03-12.Remove upper radiator hose (8260) from water bypass tube.Remove radiator overflow hose (8075) from radiator (8005) and fan shroud (8146).NOTE: Loosen transmission oil cooler lines while securely holding radiator connector with a back-up wrench. Remove transmission oil cooler line from oil cooler inlet fitting.Remove nuts retaining A/C condenser core to the radiator.Disconnect engine control sensor wiring (12A581) from the auxiliary electric cooling fan motors and the CCRM.Raise vehicle on hoist; refer to Section 00-02.Remove splash shield from lower radiator support (16138) and front sub-frame (5C145).Remove lower radiator hose (8286) from radiator.NOTE: Loosen transmission oil cooler lines while securely holding radiator connector with a back-up wrench. Remove oil transmission cooler line from oil cooler outlet fitting on radiator.Remove retaining screws for power steering/transaxle oil cooler and position cooler aside.Support fan shroud, radiator and A/C condenser core (19712) with a suitable jackstand. Remove lower radiator support.Position jackstand aside and carefully remove radiator and fan shroud.Remove two retaining bolts for fan shroud at top of radiator and remove fan shroud from radiator.Remove upper radiator hose from radiator.InstallationFollow removal procedure in reverse order.Tighten fan shroud bolts and A/C condenser core nuts to radiator to 3-5 Nm (27-44 lb-in).Tighten lower radiator support bolts to 8-11 Nm (71-97 lb-in).Tighten transmission oil cooler lines to fittings to 25-28 Nm (18-21 lb-ft).Tighten power steering/transaxle oil cooler and splash shield retaining screws securely.Refill engine cooling system as described.

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