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Disconnect battery ground cable. Remove battery. Remove battery tray. Remove clip retaining constant control relay module and position module aside. Remove radiator cap. Raise vehicle front end as high as possible. Remove radiator splash shield. Drain radiator. Remove the radiator mounting bracket assembly. Remove lower radiator hose. Partially lower vehicle. Remove upper radiator hose. Remove radiator overflow hose. Remove upper A/C condenser core retaining bolts. Remove upper transmission oil cooler tube clips. Remove lower transmission oil cooler tube. Raise vehicle. Remove lower transmission oil cooler tube clips. Remove lower transmission oil cooler tube. Remove transmission oil cooler bracket and position transmission oil cooler aside. Remove lower A/C condenser core bolts and position A/C condenser core aside(be careful not to loosen the AC condenser lines. Remove radiator support bracket. Remove radiator out through the bottom of the vehicle.

Installation Position radiator. Position radiator support bracket and tighten nuts. Position A/C condenser core and tighten lower A/C condenser core bolts. Position transmission oil cooler tube and install transmission oil cooler tube bracket. Install lower transmission oil cooler tube. Install lower transmission oil cooler tube clips. Install lower radiator hose. Install radiator mounting bracket assembly. Tighten bolts. Install radiator splash shield. Lower vehicle. Install upper transmission oil cooler tube. Install upper transmission oil cooler tube clips. Install upper A/C condenser core retaining bolts. Tighten bolts. Install radiator overflow hose and tighten clamps securely. Install upper radiator hose. Position constant control relay module and clip securely. Install battery tray. Install battery. Connect battery ground cable. Fill and bleed cooling system. Start engine and inspect for leaks.

I have been told that the front bumper needs to be removed in order to remove the radiator. I am having a cooling problem with my 1996 Taurus also. I was told this by a service tech while explaining why it was going to cost $180.00 in labor costs alone. Hope this helps.

From the bottom. Unfortunately, you'll need to remove the AC condenser as well.

For diagrams, check Autozone.com and their free online repair guide.

The radiator has to come out from the bottom.

Drain coolant Disconnect upper, lower and transmission lines Remove fan shroud Disconnect cooling fan wiring Remove top and side mounting bolts Lift radiator off lower supports

Autozone.com offers a comprehensive repair guide for this vehicle.

The provided link down below is direct to the repair guide section for radiator removal

From underneath. Unfortunately, you'll also need to move the AC condenser lines out of the way too, meaning that you'll need to pull the AC condenser and drain the refrigerant.

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