1995-2005 Chevy Cavaliers
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How do you take out and install a radiator for your 1999 cavalier?

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2009-06-12 22:44:03

Caution:On models equipped with Delco-Loc 2 or Theftlock audio systems make sure you have activation code * Disconnect the negative battery cable * Drain the cooling system * Disable the airbag system.Disconnect the forward discriminating sensor harness from the front fenderwell.It may be necessary to remove the hood latch mechanism in conjunction with the airbag sensor and secure them together and out of the way during the radiator removal * Remove the cooling fan assembly * Disconnect the upper and lower radiator hoses from the radiator then disconnect the coolant recovery hoses at the radiator neck * Remove the automatic transaxle cooler lines if equipped from the left tank of the radiator * Remove the hood latch support from the upper tie bar on the front of the engine compartment * Remove the right and left headlight assemblies from the vehicle * Remove the condensar mounting bolts from the radiator assembly * Remove the tie bar (crossbeam) from the engine compartment * The radiator can be removed from the top with some wiggling to clear various components * Installation is reverse of removal


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