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Radiator replacement and jacking up the front end to pull the fan

 
Old 03-19-2019, 07:21 PM
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Default Radiator replacement and jacking up the front end to pull the fan

My stepson asked me for help replacing the radiator on his c6. I've read that jacking up the front end to get the fan out is part of the process. In the HotTo section in this form they say that fan removal is not necessary. Any information you give me would be greatly appreciated as I haven't had any experience with radiators before.
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My stepson asked me for help replacing the radiator on his c6. I've read that jacking up the front end to get the fan out is part of the process. In the HotTo section in this form they say that fan removal is not necessary. Any information you give me would be greatly appreciated as I haven't had any experience with radiators before.
Do it from the top 👍 no need to jack it up.
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I generally remove the fan with the radiator and reinstall as a unit. Getting under the car to disconnect hoses and drain old radiator is helpful
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Thank you gentleman. Your information is greatly appreciated.
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Tried to find a DIY on radiator replacement and couldn't find one. Does anyone know of one?
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I'm pretty sure I found directions in either a camshaft replacement post. Can't remember if it was on a commercial site or here. I'd guess here. I don't recall it being too difficult when I did mine.

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https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...r-removal.html

That was blue in my google search so I used it at one point anyway

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Tried to find a DIY on radiator replacement and couldn't find one. Does anyone know of one?
Try this in the How-To section above under C6.

https://www.corvetteforum.com/how-to...adiator-368430
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Originally Posted by OregonMike View Post
I'm pretty sure I found directions in either a camshaft replacement post. Can't remember if it was on a commercial site or here. I'd guess here. I don't recall it being too difficult when I did mine.

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https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...r-removal.html

That was blue in my google search so I used it at one point anyway
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Try this in the How-To section above under C6.

https://www.corvetteforum.com/how-to...adiator-368430

Perfect, Thank You.
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Thank you!!! all that responded to my quires. Your assistance was greatly appreciated.

It's been 30 to 40 years since I've performed any major work on a vehicle. They are so complicated now a days, but I still had fun, which is all that its about.

I had to break the clips. New install will begin next week.


PS; For some reason this didn't post last week.
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In most vehicles,radiator removal is messy but simple and relatively painless.

The c6 is neither simple nor painless. It is such a royal pain.... I donít remember specifics, but I believe I separated the fan from the radiator. If you donít have to do this, donít. I cut part of one of the tabs on the radiator or on the fan... I think the lower right one.

I recall that the ac line was a particularly difficult thing. I carefully bent it to get room.

Just take deep breaths before and during the procedure.

Note the fan connector - a lot of guys have had issues with them burning up.

lastly, put a Dewitts in if possible. Iíve seen a few for sale and theyíre fantastic units.

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