Q: How to take out a radiator

asked by on

I dont know how to take out the radiator or what tools to use or sizes

My car has an automatic transmission.

The radiator takes several steps to remove and cooling fans will need to be removed first. The main tools needed are a coolant drain, cross tip (phillips tip) screw driver and a 10 mm socket and ratchet with short extension. Once fan is removed the coolant drained then disconnect upper and lower hoses then remove top two 10 mm bolts and lift out radiator.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. How to take out a radiator

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Overheating

If the radiator has to be replaced because it leaks, that replacement can be performed right at your location (without moving the car) by a mobile mechanic. If you desire that service, please request radiator replacement and the responding certified...

Q: eva PO597 engined coolant thermostat heater control circuit from obd diagnostic tool

Hi there. For the code P0597 to appear, there is an issue with the engine cooling system. Check the harness to the thermostat housing and a good connection and make sure that there is corrosion. Check for any coolant leaks...

Q: I'm getting a vibration and knocking either under my feet or the engine when I do 65+.

The torn mount can account for the vibration and consequently should be replaced prior to further diagnosis if the vibration continues once that repair is accomplished. If the mount is torn and the engine/transaxle is consequently mispositioned, that can also...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.