How to Replace a Radiator in Your Car

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How to Replace a Radiator in Your Car

one, two, three, four! Rev up your engines! It’s time for the Scotty Kilmer website, if your car’s radiator has holes in it, stay tuned because today I’m going to show you how to replace a radiator on your car, now radiators these days are made out of plastic, so when they break you can’t really fix them, you have to replace them, now the first thing you need is a drain pan, then jack up the car to access the drain plug on the radiator, and there it is under the car in the middle, just on screwing with your hands, and the coolant will start flowing out into your pan, there it goes, now while the radiator is draining, take off the overflow tank, move it out of the way, then unplug the electrical cooling fan, and then take off the upper radiator hose, wiggle it and pull it off, now in these Honda’s, the lower radiator hose is kind of hard to get to, so here’s a trick, I just follow the lower radiator hose to where it connects to the engine, and then pull it off from there, and since this is an automatic, we have to take the cooling lines off for the automatic transmission, they can often be on pretty tight, so I get a hammer a big screwdriver, put it on, and hammer them off, and off it goes, then the last bit is to take the mounting bracket off the radiator, unscrew it and take it out of the way, then just pull the radiator out, then get out your new radiator and put next to the old one, you want to transfer all the parts from the old radiator to the new one, change the rubber mounts on the bottom, swap the radiator hose then swap the cooling fan, and don’t forget to change the transmission cooling lines, put it on the new radiator, then slide it back in place, put the support back on, bolt it up, make it nice and snug, hook the transmission lines back on, plug the cooling fan connector back in, till it snaps, and put the radiator hose back on, and don’t forget to put the clamp back where it belongs on the front, and finally, fill it with a mixture of fifty percent antifreeze and fifty percent water, then you’re done, so now you know, changing out a radiator isn’t that hard after all, and remember if you have any car questions just visit the Scotty Kilmer website and I’ll answer them

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