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If the vehicle is equipped with an automatic transmission, the cooling system also cools the transmission fluid and thus plays an important role in prolonging transmission life. A leak coming from a hole on the radiator can drain the antifreeze coolant and cause a failure in the cooling system. This manual is made to those persons who want to replace their own radiator, are tide on budget, and own a 2002 Jeep Liberty Sport V6 3.7L.
4. Allow the radiator to completely drain then close the drain fitting. Tools
5. Disconnect the cable from the negative terminal
of the battery.
6. Disconnect the electrical connector from the
Before Start electric fan motor.
1. Wait until the engine is completely cool before
beginning the procedure. 2. Apply the parking brake and block the wheels.
7. As the vehicle is equipped with an electric
cooling fan, it can be removed with the radiator as a unit.
3. Move a large container under the radiator drain to
catch the coolant. The radiator drain plug is located on the lower left side of the radiator. Direct the coolant into the container. With the expansion tank cap on, open the drain fitting.
8. Remove the fan mounting bolts. 9. Lift the shroud up until it clears the slots in the bottom bracket of the radiator, then lift the fan/clutch and shroud or the electric cooling fan
and then detach the radiator hoses from the fittings on the radiator. . If the hoses are old or deteriorated. 14. Remove the radiator support screwing out the mounting bolts. 13. 11. Remove the top mounting screws of the radiator grille. detach the cooler lines from the rear of the radiator. Plug the lines and fittings. Remove the radiator mounting bolts and carefully lift out the radiator. grasp each hose near the end with a pair of adjustable pliers and twist it to break the seal. then pull it off – be careful not to distort the radiator fittings. As the radiator is equipped with an internal cooler in the radiator. Don’t spill coolant on the vehicle or scratch the paint. Loosen the hose clamps. 10. If they’re stuck. Pull the grille forward and release the hooks at the bottom. compartment together.and shroud assembly out of the engine 12. Use a drip pan to catch spilled fluid. 15. cut them off and install new ones.
. make note of the location of all rubber seals and their location. 19. Start the engine and check for leaks. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Add coolant to the reservoir until it reaches the cold full mark. Whenever the radiator is removed from the vehicle. After installation. Allow the engine to reach normal operating temperature. fill the cooling system with the proper mixture of antifreeze and water. adding if necessary. 20.18. They should be put back exactly as originally installed to ensure proper cooling. Install the coolant tank cap. 16. Wait five minutes and recheck the coolant level in the coolant tank and radiator. Installation 17.
Indicated by the upper radiator hose becoming hot. The cooling system will push air out of the system. it is expected that you can fix it yourself. let the system cool and add coolant to the coolant tank as necessary. maintain a healthy car. Liberty’s radiator can be replaced during a weekend working 3 hours. and the step by step guide provided above. Considering the tools required replacing the radiator. into the coolant tank – after driving the vehicle for about one hour. Recheck the coolant level and add more if required. The Jeep . ERWIN DAVID GARCIA WEFFER TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION Conclusion The United States is known as a country where the workforce is extremely expensive. one man-hour can cost up to $100. Prevent a major engine failure. It is an easy task that requires common sense and a little bit of strength in your arms.