Figure 7 Once you've removed the Torx fasteners note that the fender liner is removed in this photo of the passenger-side wheel well , you'll need to release the top two plastic fasteners. Nevertheless, you should allways confirm with your car owners manual before any servicing. . Red arrow indicates the tensioner pulley. It is basic in another sense in that it is quite simple--it's a metal rectangle full of tubes and fins through which engine coolant flows. Similar to the process of jacking up the car, this project is more of a means to an end than an end in itself. Given this, I bought a complete set from Advance Auto with limited lifetime warranty that included the radiator shroud with the fans installed.
As you can see here, I followed the advice of the Haynes and Chilton manuals and rolled my own, using a piece of threaded stock and some hex nuts. Remove the thermostat housing by removing its two bolts. Is there anything I should know before I start? Turns out the small fan motor was burning. Removing and replacing the bumper is easy enough for one person to handle. It is quite obvious when these hoses become full of coolant because of the added resistance when squeezing them. You have two options to easily retrieve the engine code of your car: 1.
The headlight washer hose runs from washer fluid reservoir to a plastic T fitting, which splits the feed between the two headlight washers. To the right you can see the homemade threaded rod tool that is holding up the radiator support panel, as well as the part of the body painted that it threads into. Detach radiator upwards and take it out from below. Need to change timing belt. Remove the hose and inspect the radiator neck. Refer to the service position project for instructions on this, as well as on moving the power steering cooler loop out of the way. You can however, cross reference the part numbers to know for sure.
Reverse the steps to put this all back together, or to install your new parts. Remove front bumper Disconnect hoses from air cleaner housing. Tires and Spare — check condition and pressure 11. It's possible that a smaller rod might not hold the weight of the radiator support panel as well, but you could supplement the rods by placing something on the floor under the panel. When the thermostat fails, it could stay closed, even when the engine reaches the desired temperature, which causes the engine to keep heating up, without getting any coolant into it to cool it down. Timing Belt and Tensioner Roller — replace Aditionally, every two years, regardless of mileage: 1.
If only our cars would tell. There is a Radiator on Ebay for £56 delivered and the red coolant I can get local. Figure 9 Here you can see that the bumper has cleared the black bumper support ram it's a tight fit in a slot in the aluminum part of the bumper--the same slot where the headlight washer hose fits. Like the upper hose, this connection has notches that will prevent it from turning, so don't try to twist the hose in order to loosen it. A word of warning to others, I recently found that my driver's side fan had died and given that my blower fan died last year figured it would make sense to replace the smaller fan as well. I think it goes Front Bumper off. Thank you for the awesome presentation February 9, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback.
Air Cleaner — replace filter element, clean screen Aditionally, every 120. January 26, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: One of the heater core hoses is probably at fault. They were nearly impossible to remove. October 11, 2013 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the additional Info. Step 4 — Remove the alternator Remove the two bolts holding the alternator in place, then wiggle it to remove it. Remove the skid plate for the bottom torx and fan plug.
February 4, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Other parts which must be renewed as a matter of course are the two O rings inside the top and bottom hose outlets. Figure 7 Now you can remove the lower radiator hose. Manual Transmission Final Drive — check for leaks 7. Put car on ramps or stands, remove belly pan.
Plug the hose with a towel to avoid excessive spillage. Refer to the coolant change project for more on flushing and refilling the cooling system. Comments and Suggestions: a4 coolant Comments: hi is it possible that when replacing upper raditator coolant hose that a rubber piece needs to be removed from upper pipe before installing new hose? This article applies to the Audi A6 C6 2004-2011. Put it all back together and now the lower rad hose has a wiggle to it and leaks where it attaches to the radiator. November 26, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Step 13 shows it. Swivel radiator slightly towards rear.