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2004 Oldsmobile Alero GL1 2dr Coupe

2004 Oldsmobile Alero
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Front Wheel Drive, 2 Door Coupe, Compact
24 mpg city / 34 mpg hwy
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December 2, 2012, 10:08 am

Adam B
 

Question: 2000 oldsmobile V6 alero ratiator replacement

We are trying to replace the radiator and we have detached everything from the radiator and fan but can not figure out how to remove from the engine. On the bottom there seems to be a metal strip held on by a few screws and on the top the whole section with the headlights is all connected and the place where the radiator and radiator fan attach is all welded together and does not seem like it will come off with out taking half the car apart. So my question is - Is the radiator supposed to come out the bottom of this car is should it come out the top easier than what i am describing above?


December 13, 2012, 3:31 pm

Tyler O
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Removal Procedure

Notice: Refer to Use GM Goodwrench DEX-COOL Coolant in Service Precautions.

Caution: Refer to Battery Disconnect Caution in Service Precautions.

Remove the battery.
Remove the battery tray.
Recover the A/C system. Refer to Refrigerant Recovery and Recharging in Heating and Air Conditioning.
Drain the cooling system. Recover the coolant. Refer to Draining and Filling Cooling System.
Remove the upper radiator hose.
Remove the upper transaxle cooler line.
Remove the coolant surge tank hose.
Remove the condenser inlet fitting from the discharge hose.
Disconnect the cooling fan electrical connection.
Raise the vehicle. Refer to Vehicle Lifting.
Remove the lower closeout panel.
Remove the lower radiator hose from the radiator.
Remove the lower transaxle cooler line.
Remove the evaporator line from the condenser outlet.




Remove the lower radiator mounting panel.
Remove the radiator, fan and condenser as an assembly from the vehicle.
Remove the condenser from the radiator.
Remove the fan shroud from the radiator.

Installation Procedure




Install the fan shroud to the radiator.

Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.

Install the condenser to the radiator.

Tighten the bolt to 5 Nm (44 inch lbs.).

Install the radiator, fan, and condenser as an assembly to the vehicle.
Install the lower radiator mounting panel.

Tighten the bolts to 10 Nm (89 inch lbs.).

Install the condenser outlet to the evaporator line.

Tighten the bolt to 25 Nm (18 ft. lbs.).

Install the lower radiator hose to the radiator.
Install the lower closeout panel.
Lower the vehicle. Install the cooling fan electrical connection.
Install the lower transaxle cooler line.

Tighten the bolt to 30 Nm (22 ft. lbs.).

Install the condenser inlet fitting to the discharge hose.

Tighten the bolt to 25 Nm (18 ft. lbs.).

Install the coolant surge tank hose.
Install the upper transaxle cooler line.

Tighten the bolt to 30 Nm (22 ft. lbs.).

Install the upper radiator hose.
Refill the cooling system. Refer to Draining and Filling Cooling System.
Recharge the A/C system. Refer to Refrigerant Recovery and Recharging in Heating and Air Conditioning.
Install the battery tray.
Install the battery.
Inspect the cooling system for leaks.



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