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Old 02-12-2011, 09:19 AM
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replacing radiator

so im replacing the radiator i was told to get a new water pump and a new thermostat, which i did, and go ahead a change them out too. how hard is this job and is it an easy task...? i dont have a hanes manual, as auto zone didnt have one, but i was figuring someone on here could put me in the right direction or something. thanks again...

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Doing the same thing this is a write up I came across hope it helps you. Also if you look at the other write ups on here they have other good ones.

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Old 02-12-2011, 09:45 AM
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nice. thats good for the waterpump. now i need the thermostat and radiator
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I got all my parts from napa for under 200. With lifetime warranty on the water pump and radiator. I wish I had the money at the time cause I would have gotten an all copper radiator and not one with plastic tanks.
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Its a really easy job for all three, i just did mine less than a month ago. The only bolts that are or at least for me were a PITA were the lower bolts for the fan shroud and rad, just not a lot of room. Air ratchet made it way easier though.

Make sure you clean up the mating surfaces and take your time

Almost forgot, Double check, triple check that the pump you take off and the replacement the vanes on the impeller are the same. Parts store the first time game me a regular rotation pump when i needed a reverse rotation.

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