How do you remove tha radiaror from a 1998 ford taurus gl

Asked by Mar 13, 2013 at 03:51 PM about the 1998 Ford Taurus SE

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If I can recall correctly, there are two brackets on top and a squishy rubber saddle at the bottom...of course 1.) diconnect the battery 2.)drain on the bottom center, drain in an environmentally responsible fashion, like into the jug you used initially or a milk jug. 3.) Clamps top and bottom, factory will have a piece of spring wire, but if it has seen hose repacement will be these twisty 'breeze' clamps. If it's been a while, use WD-40 as a lubricant, with a hook tool (cotter pin removal tool works dandy) work your way around while pulling the connections loose...coolant will spill...hose it off. two clamps hold it in place with rubber mounts 1/2" or 10mm as I recall. 4.) transmission coolant lines (2) unscrew and plug the ends so you don't get tranny fluid all over the place piece of plastic and hearty broccoli band doubled over does the job. try to avoid tranny fluid loss...pull it up and call it 'mission begun'-

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Just to add...Bob, on the Gen3 Taurus the radiator has to be removed from the bottom, so Mokiea, you will need to maybe remove the lower air dam and get the front end of the car high enough to remove it. Lots of bolts to remove. Like Bob said, watch the trans cooler lines. The local auto parts store does sell a quick disconnect tool to take them off. Have some mercon to add to the trans for spillage as well as coolant.

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Thank you Tom for the CYA....this basically outlines the procedure, but is out-dated and the ramblings of a shade-tree grease monkey...certainly one came away with the need to remove a stuck hose at radiator without pulling the solder joint out of the radiator...yes a 'cotter pin remover' is the correct tool, and if quick disconnects are the modern way...it's only an improvement...I guess. Apologies to one and all as this was simply an outline....results may vary...at least the bit about taking a shower in coolant...the rite of passage for any mechanic.

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