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Old 09-30-2012, 09:42 PM
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New jeep owner w a bad radiator need help

Hello and thanks for letting me join your forum and community. I'm very excited to now own a jeep! I am a first time owner and just our chased a 94 wrangler w 127 k for 3500 seems to run well but the radiator is shot and overheats after ten min. I live in florida and te salt air had corroded most of the fins in the radiator. I am inquiring how hard is it to put in a new radiator. I am pretty handy and it seems like I could do it. Can anyone help me w directions on how to replace it

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Hello and thanks for letting me join your forum and community. I'm very excited to now own a jeep! I am a first time owner and just our chased a 94 wrangler w 127 k for 3500 seems to run well but the radiator is shot and overheats after ten min. I live in florida and te salt air had corroded most of the fins in the radiator. I am inquiring how hard is it to put in a new radiator. I am pretty handy and it seems like I could do it. Can anyone help me w directions on how to replace it
Hey Simon, I own an 89 wrangler and just joined this forum as well. I just replaced my radiator last week and it was fairly easy. I have a 2.5, 4 cylinder and my radiator had been corroded as well and didn't filter engine coolant too well. To replace it you will want to drain the engine coolant from the bottom of the radiator. Then remove the 2 hoses attached to the radiator and catch the remaining engine coolant. (I flushed my engine coolant system before all of this because it was pretty dirty.. you may want to do the same.) Then there were 4 bolts connecting the fan housing to the radiator. Remove those first and try to get the fan housing out of there, if you cant remove the fan housing because the fan is in the way then just rest it on the fan. Next you'll want to remove the 6 or so bolts holding the radiator onto the grille. The radiator should be free now and just replace it with a new one. Then just reconnect the hoses, bolt the radiator onto the grille, connect the fan housing, and fill the new radiator with coolant. Without flushing the cooling system this took me about an hour I ordered mine from radiator.com and it was $140 with shipping. Hope this helps! Happy Motoring!
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Hello and thanks for letting me join your forum and community. I'm very excited to now own a jeep! I am a first time owner and just our chased a 94 wrangler w 127 k for 3500 seems to run well but the radiator is shot and overheats after ten min. I live in florida and te salt air had corroded most of the fins in the radiator. I am inquiring how hard is it to put in a new radiator. I am pretty handy and it seems like I could do it. Can anyone help me w directions on how to replace it
Hey Simon Skarbelis,

I have just recently replaced my radiator with a new one from AutoZone, it is not that hard it took me about 3 hours total because it is such a tight fit and i changed my hoses as well, if you would like details PM me and i will help you out as best i can, I have a 2001 TJ Wrangler Manual Transmission. I too live in Florida so i know about the Air
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