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AmericanICON 06-14-2013 10:39 PM

Replacing Radiator
 
My co-worker hit a raccoon with his '09 4.0 Mustang. His radiator was damaged and needs to be replaced because it cannot hold the coolant. He didn't even save the raccoon to make a cool hat, but anyways...

He's ordered a new radiator and asked me to help install it. This is one job that I don't have experience with. Can anyone direct me to a good how-to? Any tips? Does the the transmission fluid (he has an automatic) need to be drained as well?

Thanks.

danzcool 06-14-2013 10:46 PM

This should get you going...
http://iihs.net/fsm/?dir=182&viewfile=Radiator.pdf

jpplaw 06-15-2013 06:02 AM

Fairly straight forward job - trans cooler is separate from the radiator, it just unbolts

petrock 06-15-2013 05:30 PM

Id also recommend picking up a . Makes refilling & bleeding the radiator so much simpler.

VistaBlueFrank68 06-15-2013 10:07 PM

Did said Raccoon survive? I have my own Raccoon tragedy story, want to hear it?
No! Well anyway here it is.

Came down a hill in Passco Wa. and in my lights were 7 of the critters around their squashed breakfast, they just stared at me, then panic set in. I'm in a Semi, long story short, one got away, only to be hit by an adjacent car. Next of kin have been notified, no damage to the Rig and I'm out of therapy thank you.


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