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a100 p/u rad removal

plumcrazy704406
plumcrazy704406


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Post by plumcrazy704406 Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:16 pm

What is the easiest way to remove the rad from an a100p/u?

thx v-v's
itruns
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Post by itruns Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:30 pm

I jacked the front up and had help topside.
plumcrazy704406
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Post by plumcrazy704406 Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:43 pm

dropped thru the bottom?
itruns
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Post by itruns Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:02 pm

Yes sir. Try not to damage the core. I've done that once. Or twice.
RodStRace
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Post by RodStRace Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:10 am

Drain coolant and remove the hoses.
Remove belly pan.
Disconnect trans cooler lines, if equipped.
Raise and support front of van.
Remove upper bolts first.
Support radiator and remove lower bolts.
Remove radiator out the bottom.
If there is a fan shroud, remove it.
pittsdriver
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Post by pittsdriver Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:01 pm

RodStRace wrote:Drain coolant and remove the hoses.
Remove belly pan.
Disconnect trans cooler lines, if equipped.
Raise and support front of van.
Remove upper bolts first.
Support radiator and remove lower bolts.
Remove radiator out the bottom.
If there is a fan shroud, remove it.

I just did mine and if it has the fan shroud it's real easy to hold it away from the radiator with your third hand while you lower it out with your other two hands. Rolling Eyes Don
RodStRace
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Post by RodStRace Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:12 pm

That's what duct tape is for! Razz
Just tape it in place before removing the radiator... or something.
I just wrote the components in order, not the nuance involved with each one. That would have ended up a novel!

No mention of the factory approved jacking method. No mention of line wrenches for the trans cooler lines. Nothing about taking a wisk broom under there and clearing out the front doghouse from all the dirt, cobwebs and insulation before sticking your arm up there. Some stuff ya just gotta figure out yourself! Very Happy
Digz
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Post by Digz Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:03 am

And in a pinch... Duct tape and shop towels double as Band-aids

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