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How do I remove radiator from 1998 Ford Taurus

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Is there documentation I can download or a PDF file that will help?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Mike V. replied 9 years ago.

Hi there!Hope this helps!Thanks

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

See Figures 1 through 8

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Fig. 1: Remove the lower mounting bracket to access the lower radiator hose

 

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Fig. 2: Remove the clamp from the lower radiator hose and...

 

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Fig. 3: ... remove the hose from the radiator

 

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Fig. 4: Remove the transmission cooler line retaining clips

 

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Fig. 5: Install the release tool onto the cooler line and release the fitting

 

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Fig. 6: The upper radiator retaining screws are accessible through a hole, remove them from the radiator

 

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Fig. 7: Remove the lower radiator retaining screws and...

 

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Fig. 8: ... remove the radiator from the vehicle

 

Fuel line disconnect tool set T90T-9550-S or equivalent is required to perform this procedure.

  1. Disconnect the battery cables, negative cable first.

  2. Remove the battery and the battery tray.

  3. Unclip the constant control relay module and position it aside.

  4. Remove the radiator cap.

  5. Raise the vehicle and support it with jackstands.

  6. Remove the radiator splash shields.

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    1. Drain the cooling system into a suitable container.

    2. Remove the radiator mounting bracket assembly.

    3. Disconnect the lower and upper radiator hoses and the overflow hose from the radiator.

    4. Remove the A/C condenser retaining bolts.

    5. Remove the transaxle cooler line clips.

    6. Using a 3/8 inch fuel line disconnect tool T90T-9550-S or its equivalent, disconnect the transaxle oil cooler tubes from the radiator.

    7. Remove the transaxle oil cooler line bracket and position the oil cooler aside.

    8. Remove the A/C condenser bracket and position the A/C condenser core aside.

    9. Remove the retaining bolts and radiator support bracket.

    10. Remove the radiator.

    To install:

    1. Place the radiator in position.

    2. Install the radiator support bracket and the retaining nuts. Tighten the nuts to 71-106 inch lbs. (8-12 Nm).

    3. Place the A/C condenser core into position, install the condenser bracket and the retaining bolts. Tighten the bolts to 45-61 inch lbs. (5-7 Nm).

    4. Place the transaxle oil cooler in position and install the oil cooler tube bracket. Tighten the retainers to 45-61 inch lbs. (5-7 Nm).

    5. Install the transaxle cooler line tubes and the cooler line clips.

    6. Place the A/C condenser retaining bracket and install the retainers. Tighten the retainers to 45-61 inch lbs. (5-7 Nm).

    7. Attach the radiator overflow hose and the radiator hoses to the radiator. Tighten the hose clamps securely.

    8. Install the radiator mounting bracket and its retainers. Tighten the retainers to 81-106 inch lbs. (8-12 Nm).

    9. Install the radiator splash shields and lower the vehicle.

    10. Place the constant control relay module in position and install the retaining clip.

    11. Install the battery tray and battery.

    12. Connect the battery cables, negative cable last.

    13. Fill and bleed the cooling system.

    14. Start the engine and check for coolant and transmission fluid leaks.

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