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how hard is it to replace radiator on 1996 jeep cherokee 4.0

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Submitted: 8 years ago.
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Expert:  Donny replied 8 years ago.

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4.0L 6-CYLINDER ENGINE

WARNING: DO NOT REMOVE THE CYLINDER BLOCK DRAIN PLUGS OR LOOSEN THE RADIATOR DRAINCOCK WITH THE SYSTEM HOT AND PRESSURIZED. SERIOUS BURNS FROM THE COOLANT CAN OCCUR.

WARNING: CONSTANT TENSION HOSE CLAMPS ARE USED ON MOST COOLING SYSTEM HOSES. WHEN REMOVING OR INSTALLING, USE ONLY TOOLS DESIGNED FOR SERVICING THIS TYPE OF CLAMP

REMOVAL

  1. Disconnect negative battery cable at battery.
  2. Observe the previous WARNINGS.
  3. Remove pressure cap.
  4. For access to radiator draincock, remove radiator grille mounting screws and remove grill.
  5. Attach one end of a 24 inch long X 1/4 inch ID hose to the radiator draincock. Put the other end into a clean container. Open draincock and drain radiator.
  6. If equipped, disconnect auxiliary electric cooling fan electrical connector
  7. If equipped, remove two electric cooling fan mounting bolts. Lift cooling fan straight up until alignment tabs at the bottom are clear of slots in bracket at bottom of radiator
  8. Remove the two mechanical (non-electrical) fan shroud mounting bolts. Lift shroud straight up until alignment tabs at the bottom are clear of slots in bracket at bottom of radiator Place shroud over mechanical fan.
  9. If equipped, disconnect and plug automatic transmission fluid cooler lines. If equipped with remote transmission cooler, remove line to cooler from bracket at bottom of radiator.
  10. Disconnect radiator upper and lower hoses clamps Disconnect radiator upper and lower hoses.
  11. Mark the position of the hood latch striker on the radiator crossmember and remove hood latch striker.
  12. Remove two radiator upper crossmember-to-isolator nuts
  13. Remove four radiator upper crossmember bolts and remove upper crossmember.
  14. If equipped with air conditioning, separate radiator from condenser by removing condenser-to-radiator mounting brackets
  15. Lift radiator straight up and out of engine compartment taking care not to damage fins.

INSTALLATION

The radiator is supplied with two alignment dowels They are located on the bottom tank and fit into rubber grommets in the radiator lower crossmember.

  1. Lower radiator into engine compartment. Position alignment dowels into rubber grommets in radiator lower crossmember
  2. If equipped with air conditioning, attach condenser to radiator with mounting brackets
  3. Install radiator upper crossmember and four mounting bolts.
  4. Install radiator upper crossmember-to-isolator nuts. Tighten nuts to 86 in. lbs. torque. If isolator-to-radiator nuts had been removed, tighten them to 47 in. lbs. torque.
  5. Install hood latch striker. Note previously marked position.
  6. Connect radiator upper and lower hoses.
  7. If equipped, connect automatic transmission fluid cooler lines. If equipped with remote cooler, attach cooler line to bracket at bottom of radiator.
  8. Install electric cooling fan (if equipped) Insert alignment tabs at bottom of fan shroud into slots in bracket at bottom of radiator. Tighten mounting bolts to 31 in. lbs. torque.
  9. Connect electric cooling fan electrical connector.
  10. Install mechanical cooling fan shroud. Insert alignment tabs at bottom of shroud into slots in bracket at bottom of radiator. Tighten mounting bolts to 31 in. lbs. torque.
  11. Close radiator draincock.
  12. Install grille.
  13. Connect negative battery cable.
  14. Fill cooling system with correct coolant.
  15. Install pressure cap.
  16. Check and adjust automatic transmission fluid level (if equipped)

I hope that this helps you

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Donny

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