Saturday, April 21, 2012

How to Replace Radiator on Dodge Stratus and Chrysler Sebring?

The procedure to replace radiator.
Please Note that this Procedure Covers all U.S. and Canadian models of the Chrysler/Dodge Avenger, Chrysler Sebring Coupe and Dodge Stratus/ Stratus Coupe models for Year 1999 to 2005.

The Details are provided for 2.0L Engine, 2.4L Engine and  2.5L And 3.0L Engines.

The Procedure is as follows:--

Radiator replacing:---

  1. Disconnect battery negative cable from remote negative terminal on shock tower and properly isolate to prevent accidental reconnection.
  2. Remove air inlet resonator.
    Do not perform cooling system service while the coolant is hot and under pressure. Serious burns can occur.
  3. Drain cooling system
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:
    Avoid bending the condenser inlet tube. Care should be taken not to damage radiator or condenser cooling fins or water tubes during removal.

    It is not necessary to discharge the air conditioning system to remove radiator

    Upper radiator crossmember
    Hose clamps and hoses from the radiator.
    Fan wiring connector.
    Fan module.
    Automatic transmission hoses from cooler and plug.
    Screw attaching support bracket for external transmission oil cooler lines to left side of radiator, if equipped.
    Engine block heater wire, if equipped

    Screw attaching support bracket for air conditioning lines from right side of radiator.
    Support bracket.
    Air conditioning condenser attaching screws located at the front of the radiator, if equipped.
  5. Radiator can now be lifted free from engine compartment. Care should be taken not to damage radiator cooling fins or water tubes during removal. 

    Fig. Radiator and components
To install:
  1. Slide radiator and fan module down into position, seat the radiator assembly lower rubber isolators in the mount holes provided.
  2. Install or connect the following:

    Air conditioning condenser to radiator, if equipped and torque the screws to 45 inch lbs. (5 Nm)
    Air conditioning line support bracket and attaching screw to right side of radiator.
    Engine block heater wire, if equipped.
    Lower radiator hose and clamp.
    External transmission oil cooler line support bracket and attaching screw to left side of radiator, if equipped
    Automatic transmission hoses and tighten the hose clamps
    Fan module.
    Fan motor electrical connection.
    Upper radiator hose. Align hose so it does not interfere with the accessory drive belt or engine. Position hose clamp so it will not interfere with the hood liner.
    Upper radiator crossmember.
    Negative cable to auxiliary jumper terminal.
  3. Fill cooling system with coolant.
  4. Operate engine until it reaches normal operating temperature. Check cooling system and automatic transmission for correct fluid levels.

These details will help.


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