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Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager
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mazda rx8: how do i replace the radiator in a 2005 mazda

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how do i replace the radiator in a 2005
mazda rx8
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Mazda
Expert:  Eric replied 5 years ago.

below are directions:

  1. Remove the engine cover.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Remove the engine cover in the order shown

  2. Remove the battery cover.
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4. Drain the engine coolant.
  5. Remove the following components.
    1. Splash shield
    2. Under cover
    3. Battery and battery box.
    4. Air cleaner component and air cleaner insulator.
    5. PCM duct

  6. Position the coolant reserve tank out of the way.
  7. Disconnect the ATF oil cooler hose, if equipped with A/T.
  8. Remove the following (NOTE: the numbers correspond with the illustration):

    1. Connector.
    2. Upper radiator hose
    3. Lower radiator hose
    4. Condenser mounting bolts
    5. Bracket
    6. Radiator bracket
    7. Radiator
    8. Cooling fan assembly


    Fig. Radiator removal and installation

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
  2. Add engine coolant the proper type and amount of engine coolant.
  3. Start the engine, then check for coolant leaks. Check the coolant level again, and add if necessary..
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Expert:  Eric replied 5 years ago.

Ok, you should be able to use your web browser's print option, or right click on the screen and select print. you can also save it to your desktop on your computer and then open and print from there