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How do I replace a radiator on a 1998 volvo S70 turbo

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how do I replace a radiator on a 1998 volvo S70 turbo
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Volvo
Expert:  hauto replied 7 years ago.

below are the instructions, if you don't get the images please reply back and I'll resend them.

 

  • Remove expansion tank cap.
  • Remove guard under radiator.
  • Open radiator drain cock. Collect coolant with a hose on the drain cock.
  • Close drain cock.

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  1. Detach the upper and lower radiator hoses:
    • Remove the engine coolant fan FC.
    • Detach the upper and lower engine radiator hoses
    • Turbo: Detach the oil cooler hoses from the right side of the oil cooler.
    • Automatic: Detach the oil cooler hoses from the left side of the oil cooler.

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  1. Remove upper A/C-condenser bolts
    • Remove two upper bolts holding condenser to radiator.
    • Hang up radiator with a cord as illustrates.

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  1. Remove lower A/C-condenser screws
    • Remove two lower bolts holding condenser to radiator.

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  1. Disconnect radiator:
    • Remove two bolts holding radiator.

CAUTION: Hold radiator to avoid damaging it.

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  1. Install radiator:
    • Tighten radiator to 30 Nm (18 ft lb) .
    • Finger tighten two lower bolts holding A/C-condenser.

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  1. Tighten radiator/A/C-condenser:
    • Install two upper screws for radiator/condenser.

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  1. Install radiator hoses and engine coolant fan:
    • Install upper and lower radiator hoses.
    • Install engine cooling fan.
    • Raise car and tighten lower screws holding AC condenser to radiator.
    • Reinstall splashguard.

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  1. Fill coolant:
    • Fill cooling system through expansion tank.
    • Total coolant capacity is about 7.2 l (7.6 US qt.) .
    • Run engine warm and top up if necessary.
    • Check for leaks