2002 Jeep Liberty radiator r&r

Old 06-23-10, 07:07 PM
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2002 Jeep Liberty radiator r&r

Help, please! I've got to replace the radiator on a friend's 2002 Jeep Liberty (3.7 liter, A/C, automatic). I've heard that the easy way might be out the bottom. But it looks to me like the upper support would be pretty easy to pull. Anybody got the straight dope on this job? Thanks in advance - Chris
Old 06-24-10, 04:32 AM
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You might check for repair info on the Auto Zone site.
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* When removing the radiator or A/C condenser for any reason, note the location of all radiator-to-body and radiator-to-A/C condenser rubber air seals. These are used at the top, bottom and sides of the radiator and A/C condenser. To prevent overheating, these seals must be installed to their original positions.

1. Disconnect the negative battery cable at battery.
2. Drain coolant from radiator.
3. Remove the front grill.
4. Remove the cooling fan from the engine, if equipped.
5. Remove the two radiator mounting bolts.
6. Disconnect both transmission cooler lines from radiator.
7. Disconnect the connector for the electric fan.
8. Disconnect the power steering cooler line from cooler.
9. Disconnect the radiator upper and lower hoses.
10. Disconnect the overflow hose from radiator.

11. The lower part of radiator is equipped with two alignment dowel pins. They are located on the bottom of radiator tank and fit into rubber grommets. These rubber grommets are pressed into the radiator lower crossmember. WARNING: THE AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED) IS UNDER A CONSTANT PRESSURE EVEN WITH THE ENGINE OFF. REFER TO SERVICE PRECAUTIONS BEFORE HANDLING ANY AIR CONDITIONING COMPONENT. NOTE: The radiator and radiator cooling fan can be removed as an assembly. It is not necessary to remove the cooling fan before removing or installing the radiator.
12. Gently lift up and remove radiator from vehicle. Be careful not to scrape the radiator fins against any other component. Also be careful not to disturb the air conditioning condenser (if equipped).
Hope that helps you and not too late.
Good Luck

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