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Yes, be sure and drain the radiator. I just replaced my radiator for the 1st time and was initially advised it would take an hour or so and that it should be easy (from a guy at Auto zone where I bought the new radiator for 100.00). 6 hours later, I have a new respect for auto mechanics. Since this was my first, I was only armed with a crescent wrench, some pliers and a socket wrench to work with. Also, I didn't realize that there were hook ups under the radiator such as a hose, (2) oil inlets .. not sure what they are- but it looked like oil came out after I loosed them up. So, I had to take the fans off and get underneath the car to unscrew/loosen the bottom bolts that hold the fans to the radiator body. But, before I could get to these bolts, there is a plastic shield under the front of the car that I had to take off to access the bottom hose, oil inlets and fan bolts. It was difficult to maneuver around and get to these nuts- this is what took so long. Those pesky electrical wires for the fan were also a bit troublesome to disconnect. The clamps that secure the hose lines are a bitch if you don't have the right tool- don't even know the right tool. I literally had to perform acrobatic movements with some needle nose pliers to move the claps. Overall, it is a pretty basic procedure .. but not for the faint of heart.
basicll you drain the fluid by the screw (aka drain cock) take the hoses off and 2 brackets on the top of the radiator. (one on each side)that should be about it give or take a couple of bolts. It pretty much common sense if you take your time. I hope I helped you out.

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