Radiator replacement on 98 buick skylark

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Old 03-14-15, 03:20 PM
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Radiator replacement on 98 buick skylark

I need a new radiator on my buick. I have one on the way. How long of a process is this? I am limited on time and thinking it may just be better to send it to a mechanic to swap out.
I have never removed a radiator with an electric fan, I don't know how much of a process that is in addition to remove/replacing the radiator itself.
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Old 03-14-15, 04:32 PM
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Drain radiator
You've got the upper and lower radiator hoses.
Two transmission cooler lines.
The electric fan will need to be removed.
Engine strut bracing may need to be removed.
Disconnect overflow tank.
Possibly remove hood latch from radiator support.
Remove bolts from fan shroud.
Remove bolts from radiator to radiator support.
Refill radiator.

I could see a four hour job.
 
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Old 03-14-15, 08:14 PM
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That is about what I was thinking. Thanks.
 
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