2001 elantra radiator. What tools are needed for replacement andinstallation.

Discussion in 'Hyundai Elantra / Lantra' started by GlensGem, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. GlensGem

    GlensGem Guest


    2001 elantra radiator. What tools are needed for replacement and
    installation???I dont have alot of tools. I usually need to buy some
    when doing anything. A list of what is needed would be great. I have
    replaced a radiator on my 79 eldorado. It was a major pain (I stripped
    the trans line using plyers(wrong tool) and would like things to go
    more smoothly this time. Thanks for any help in advanced!!!
    GlensGem, Nov 12, 2008
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    hyundaitech Guest

    Pliers (for hose clamps)
    10mm socket
    2" extension
    12mm socket or wrench
    #3 Phillips screwdriver (optional-- for removing petcock).

    Here's how I'd do it:
    Drain radiator
    Remove upper hose (pliers)
    Remove fans (3 10mm bolts)
    Remove lower hose from engine (pliers)
    Remove trans cooler hoses from transmission (pliers)
    Remove radiator upper mounts (2 12mm bolts)
    Unbolt radiator from condensor (4 10mm bolts-- 2 on top, 2 about halfwa
    Remove radiator from vehicle.
    Swap hoses from old to new radiator.
    Install in reverse
    hyundaitech, Nov 13, 2008
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    oboylerules Guest

    When unbolting the compressor, does this the freon from the ac
    system? And if so, will it damage the ac system?
    oboylerules, Nov 18, 2008
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    hyundaitech Guest

    You're unbolting the radiator from the condensor, not the compressor. A
    long as you don't disconnect the a/c lines from the condensor-- which yo
    shouldn't need to do-- you'll lose no refrigerant
    hyundaitech, Nov 19, 2008
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