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Old 09-18-2009
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Putting new Rad in

any tips, or advice when putting a radiator in a 99' ranger?
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make sure the engine is cold, and drain the rad before you remove it


post a pic of your engine bay (towards the front) and i'll see what i can see for potential obsticles
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cool, will post pics tomorrow. thanks man
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Are you going to be replacing it with a new or used rad?
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got a brand new rad to replace it :)
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you hooked a tow strap to something that fooked your rad right? did you get the.... crossmember? fixed yet?
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haha yea, no the actual crossmember is still in place.
what happened was since he had a 7inch lift and im much lower. the tow rope was angled up and lifted the rad and broke it..
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Ok so im wondering on how to get the fan out of the way before i yank the old rad out?
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When i changed mine i didnt need to remove the fan.
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yeah I just got that :)
didn't have to take the fan off thank god
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i just read the other post saying you might need someone to do it for you, this still the case or you good?

just take the fan shroud off, and pull it towards the engine, then unbolt the rad and pull up, if you have done it a few times before, this entire job (not including draining and filling) can be as quick as half hour, for you, who hasn't done one before, you should be able to do it in less than 2 hours, pretty straight forward, bolts should only be on the top of the rad, the 2 rad hoses, and bob's your uncle, unless you have an auto trans, in which case you probably have a built in trans cooler, which you need to remove the line from, but you have to be SUPER careful if you don't have flare nut wrenches, make sure the wrench doesn't slip at all!

these lines break very easily, and if you break it, your looking at a difficult fix, or a bill at a mechanic you don't want to pay
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yeah it was my first time doing it and it took like 40 mins tops.
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that's not bad! do you have a manual or automatic?
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manual :)
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that makes it easier :D
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I've replaced the radiator twice, and pulled it a few times.. its really not that hard. 2 small bolts/screws at the top and it lifts out.

dicking with the fan shroud is gonna be the biggest obstacle, and filling it back up will probably the most time consuming.
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dicking with the fan shroud is gonna be the biggest obstacle, and filling it back up will probably the most time consuming.
yahh so true man
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