2001 Ford Taurus Install a Radiator

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The radiator in a 2001 Ford Taurus is a vital part of the cooling system, which prevents the vehicle from overheating. The radiator is made of aluminum chambers that can easily be damaged in a front-end collision. Once these chambers are damaged, they can leak and the engine will start to lose pressure, causing it to overheat.

[edit] Tools Used

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Safety glasses
Gloves
Socket wrench set
Floor jack
Jack stands
Anti-freeze
Water
Radiator

[edit] Install a Radiator

  • Raise the vehicle with a floor jack, and place the front end on floor jacks. This will allow you easy access to the radiator. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  • Install the radiator and cooling fan unit to the engine compartment, and secure it into place with mounting bolts.
  • Reinstall the radiator support tie bar to the top of the radiator, and reconnect the cooling fan connections. Tighten both the bolts on the radiator support tie bar and the cooling fan connections.
  • Attach the upper and lower radiator hoses by hand, and secure them with hose clamps.
  • Reinstall the shroud, and reconnect the battery cable.
  • Raise the front end a little bit using a floor jack, and remove the jack stands from underneath the vehicle so you will be able to lower it to the ground.
  • Fill the radiator with a 50/50 mixture of water and anti-freeze, and start the engine. Let the engine idle for about 10 minutes with the radiator cap off to remove the trapped air from the radiator.
  • Replace the radiator cap, and check the radiator for leaks.


[edit] Tips & Warnings

  • Wear gloves and safety glasses when working on automobiles.
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