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ASAP : Help!!! Need to no how to replace radiator!

kizza50

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Was in a little hiccup on way home from work, and happens on right side, dinted quarter panel got home and found coolant all over the castor bushes n starting to drip, need to now how to change it asap as i need the car for work,... Please help!!!' I found a radiator place i can pick one up from 160 on blackburn
 

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VX? Just multi grips or vice grips to undo the hoses, some sockets or spanners to undo the bolts and hoses. Above the radiator the black strip will just come off with screwdrivers. Havent done it before so not sure if the fans need to come out?
 

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yeah pretty simple, fans have to be unbolted and can be just pushed back from memory but its just as easly to unplug them n pull them out aswell makes it easier.
 

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Any other tips or tricks in doing this?? Anything will help and be much appreciated
 

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tips/tricks on doing what exactly? the 2 previous posts are pretty well spot on
 

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How long it should roughly take and Also what Is the rad actually help in by, n the trans cooler lines r all to the side of the Radiator?
 

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How long it should roughly take and Also what Is the rad actually help in by, n the trans cooler lines r all to the side of the Radiator?
Have something ready to catch some of the transmission fluid that will come out off the radiator and transmission lines, about a litre or so. Don't over tighten the lines when you reconnect them, use 2 spanners, one for the nut on the transmission line and one on the fitting on the radiator to stop it from turning.
The radiator is held in by 2 clamps (one either side) at the top, easy enough to figure out how they are removed.
 
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