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How to Replace a Radiator (Complete Guide)

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Leaking Radiator? Learn how to replace a radiator in your car or truck. Radiator replacement is easy and I show you how to replace your radiator hoses, thermostat, water pump and coolant. How to Super Flush your Cooling System: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s--5ft5YiHg CarQuest LIFETIME warranty Radiator: http://bit.ly/2OU5omX Hose Clamps: http://bit.ly/2OSexM6 Radiator Hoses: http://bit.ly/2OTbd3e No Spill Funnel: http://bit.ly/2ORwavo Flare-nut Wrenches: http://bit.ly/2OUAQ3w Thanks Advance Auto Parts for providing the radiator and supporting cooling system parts so I could make the video! → Become a ChrisFix Subscriber: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=paintballoo7 → Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chrisfixit → Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chrisfix8 → Website: http://www.ChrisFixed.com → My Channel Home Page: https://www.youtube.com/ChrisFix **If the video was helpful, remember to give it a "thumbs up" and consider subscribing. New videos every Week** Disclaimer: Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, I cannot guarantee against improper use or unauthorized modifications of this information. ChrisFix assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. Use this information at your own risk. ChrisFix recommends safe practices when working on vehicles and or with tools seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, no information contained in this video shall create any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage, or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or from the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not ChrisFix.
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ChrisFix (7 months ago)
Get your daily "FIX" here on Instagram (like the turbo kit I am about to post): https://www.instagram.com/ChrisFixit/ Also, I got another discount code for 25% off your entire order from Advance Auto... Use code "RADIATOR" for 25% off anything (not just radiators). I got that code for you guys and for myself lol... I dont make any money off of it and the idea is to try to make fixing your car even more affordable, so put it to good use!!!
ALBERT ALBERT (23 days ago)
Thx for the tip
Paden Livingston (4 months ago)
ChrisFix uhgewweekuhn
Ognyan Kukov (4 months ago)
Bro you’re amazing I’m just watching yours videos and staying with open mouth I like what you do because You make your hobby your work keep going and greetings from Bulgaria I want to be like you to repair my car only by myself one day
Yomar Martinez (4 months ago)
+Simr Khera i will kill you
Gary Fff (6 hours ago)
The Sol, is looking good!
CLARK HIDE (22 hours ago)
good really very good work you can do any thing
Dustin Krueger (2 days ago)
I'm glad this video came out before I changed my radiator for my 96 Dodge! Only difference is that I had to take off the overflow and washer fluid reservoir from the fan shroud and put them off to the side. New radiator, thermostat, hoses, and thermostat, and the truck still runs like a champ!
Davor Ilic (2 days ago)
Asparoth (3 days ago)
Didn't you have to go for TDC when doing the belt?
Darren Messach (3 days ago)
No indonesian subtitel
Jovanna Beasley (3 days ago)
I’m interested in becoming a mechanic. Thanks for helping
PietGamez (3 days ago)
I would recommend to replace the belt also because you can never be to safe if you take of the belt its just 20 bucks
Tyler Woods (5 days ago)
I never realized how truly long his driveway was until that camera pan away..
Cody Kennedy (5 days ago)
b. he. s hyyyh.
Sarou Math (6 days ago)
What if the temp shot straight up after the thermostat change? No leaks anywhere.
Sarou Math (5 days ago)
ChrisFix thank you so much chris! It works! I skipped the bleeding part. I had to re watch your video.
ChrisFix (6 days ago)
Bleed the air out of the system or your new thermostat is bad.
Noah Bannister (7 days ago)
You are a savior for anyone that owns a b3000/ranger
madmiles (7 days ago)
Most of the work I've done were on air cooled engines so this being my first time working on a water cooled engine you could say I was a little intimidated. My brother told me to check out your channel and man I'm glad I did. This completely set me at ease. Thanks for the in depth and well thought out video! Can't wait to tackle my radiator now.
MrPerezOP (10 days ago)
What if my car doesn't have a temperature gauge?
Raymund Jr Futad (11 days ago)
What about the fins? Can i transplant the fins?
miko asifoa (11 days ago)
“Out with the old hoes, in with the new” this guy gives life advice too!?!
Big Block HEMI 871 (11 days ago)
Thank you for taking the time out your day to help people that don't know how to replace parts
Aun Hasan Ali (13 days ago)
I watch these videos because they're interesting, but I don't work on my own car. I take it to a local shop every ~5k miles for an oil change (because it has 130k miles). They do a visual inspection as part of the service. Does that mean they are monitoring my coolant too? Or do I need to check it myself?
Propan Butan (15 days ago)
I wished you were my neighbor
howtobebasic1 (16 days ago)
no wonder why my car kept overheating the radiator was leaking and i put stop leak in it and it made it worse so thanks for the advice.
howtobebasic1 (16 days ago)
doing the radiator on a Cadillac deville with a northstar V8 is a pure nightmare to work on its so crapped, it mind as well blow a head gasket instead
clinton bennett (16 days ago)
Deano (17 days ago)
What another excellent video!! Life is just too predictable! I know it's a given but my advice to others is don't cheap out on thermostat radiator cap. Great tip about disconnecting the battery!
Better Than Tim (17 days ago)
scalding coolant? Don't you mean scalding hotant
bayu wibowo (17 days ago)
Its good time to replace your car or truck, Video
Kameron Stout (17 days ago)
Wish my shroud was made that nice the one in my 94 f150 is made really thin and crappy and is all bent up
TOBAN KEEFE (17 days ago)
great video chris nice job
Comedy Gold Man (17 days ago)
Me: * changes a part of a car * Chrisfix: hey guys Chrisfix here
Alex Vendetta (18 days ago)
No one: Chrisfix:It's that simple!
Mosen Aiden (18 days ago)
8:34 bottom left corner
Davon Rawls (20 days ago)
Definitely gonna be using this video this week for my radiator job
Boris Treccani (21 days ago)
dude i fucking love you..
Yachty Team (22 days ago)
Bubble gum is also an idea in a pinch
tyler moore (24 days ago)
Do you have to replace the thermostat when replacing the radiator or is It optional?
ChrisFix (23 days ago)
It’s optional
Garlic Burger (24 days ago)
The problem I have is with the bottom flare nut, I cant screw it in because it's a tiny angle
TheFixItKid (25 days ago)
What’s the link to that android head unit man lol ik you had a video but I couldn’t find it!?
ChrisFix (25 days ago)
I did a quick video on instagram but never did a full video. I will have to. This one is not bad but there are better ones.
Fox McCloud 007 (25 days ago)
Ok. New radiator is in the car and filled but I dont think Im done bleeding it out yet. There were no bubbles when I ran it but the thermostat didnt open (not hot enough). Because of the design I cant seem to get the fan shroud back on without removing the radiator. So for now I just have to try driving without it. Fan is a mechanical one with a two inch spacer which leaves no working room.
Ed (26 days ago)
I always recommend if you need and afford it to purchase a larger core radiator.
GXhchhf Chhchcch (26 days ago)
@ChrisFix What's "brand new"
L S (26 days ago)
Fug. My radiator was leaking and I didn't think to flush it first. About to install the new one. Guess I'll flush the heater core and ...that's probably it. Oh well.
Ruben Garcia Jr (26 days ago)
I'm going to be trying this, WISH ME LUCK
Anonymous Unboxer (30 days ago)
Abdul Moeed Amjad (30 days ago)
Nope. It wasn't simple 😃
JoshJLMG Productions (1 month ago)
Sheesh. B300: (For room) Drain and remove radiator, loosen belt, remove radiator fan, remove power steering assembly, remove ac compressor, and then remove water pump. Geo Metro: Loosen belt. Remove water pump.
Fox McCloud 007 (24 days ago)
+JoshJLMG Productions C code V8 (4.7L, two barrel carb, 200HP)
JoshJLMG Productions (25 days ago)
+Fox McCloud 007 Lol, yeah. What engine do you have?
Fox McCloud 007 (25 days ago)
+JoshJLMG Productions Im not sure if a car as old as mine can even handle an electric fan.
JoshJLMG Productions (25 days ago)
+Fox McCloud 007 On my Sprint, my temp sensor is off, so my fan doesn't kick in, and my thermostat's in overdrive because of it.
Fox McCloud 007 (25 days ago)
+JoshJLMG Productions Once I have AC installed especially I think Ill just use a clutch fan instead with a different shroud. For now it would be easier to simply swap thermostats again.
Cool Eriksson (1 month ago)
Make more performance mods
Soft Raccoon (1 month ago)
poor Mr. Chipmunk!
SpeedCuber9978 (1 month ago)
subtitles: boys eNOS. What?
I’m Just Someone (1 month ago)
8:42 there’s a doggo in the left corner
NJMxBEM (1 month ago)
Hey Chris! I purchased a 97 Honda Accord. And one thing I looked past after inspection of the vehicle, was the cooling fans not spinning. Could this mean the fan(s) itself aren’t working and need replacing? Or could something minor be the issue?
ramadhanisme (1 month ago)
man you make a day work looks like a finger snaps, greetings from indonesia
Blake Redman (1 month ago)
Nice dog
MagicLars15 (1 month ago)
Poor chipmunk
bruce zielinski (1 month ago)
hey chris could you tell me what to do to change ac compressor v belt on my 1988 oldsmobile cutlass supreme classic 307 rwd thank you
smiley ninja (1 month ago)
Im a bit late to this but with stuck hoses have used an air gun(I used canned air) and it helped me out... Hopefully this helps others out too
Calbenmike (1 month ago)
Chris, your parents must be so proud of you.  Absolutely phenomenal channel.  Been a sub for years!
Mtb Ridingog (1 month ago)
I wish this was that easy with my bmw ..
Maximal Salmon (1 month ago)
The bottom fitting for my transmission cooler lines spun as well when taking my radiator out (for engine removal). 2001 ford explorer
Meriam Theresa Goff (1 month ago)
Wow what a great video makes me want to work on cars now!
Parth Patel (1 month ago)
lmao acorns in the air box
Hymnalysis (1 month ago)
I just changed out my radiator thanks in part to the confidence that videos like this instilled in me. Thank you ChrisFix for making these videos. Working on my own car fulfills a childhood dream of mine.
Hector Agosto (25 days ago)
same here. I grew up in the city so I didnt have my dad or anyone tool with me in a car. Now that im older I'm enjoying doing all this work on my own and also having my sons watch and help. Its very enjoyable and satisfying even when the work is tough for lets say a stuck o2 sensor.
Forty (1 month ago)
I'm on a ChrisFix binge at the moment. I'm about to buy a project car and these videos are a gold resource.
Indian automobile cars (1 month ago)
Who the hell was 1st owner!!!
Indian automobile cars (1 month ago)
+ChrisFix haha, but the most satisfying channel on YouTube🤗, Love from India ❤
ChrisFix (1 month ago)
Not a very good one. This truck has been a project since I got her!
David Petrush (1 month ago)
Finally an easy to understand, helpful video. Thanks
Michael Johnson (1 month ago)
Flare nut.
Aaron Ghale (1 month ago)
Even though I’m only a kid I love your videos. I always ask my mum (mom) if I could fix the car. You know what parents are like. She says: NNNNNNNOOOOOOO!!!!
indika ruwan (1 month ago)
i like u boss
Jesus Galeana (1 month ago)
I feel bad for that chipmunk
Alex Murillo (1 month ago)
All of Chris’s cars probably last to 300,000 miles easily lol
Kevin Alan (1 month ago)
we have the same truck. I am not a mechanic at all but I really want to learn. I'm watching all of your videos now 😂
AmyirtanTolgakrky (1 month ago)
real good job/video many recpekt
Tom Alexander (1 month ago)
I had my coolant system flushed now my intake manifold gaskets are leaking lol
Jeremiah Suddreth (1 month ago)
*normal person* Freaking chipmunks in my car STAY AWAY HEATHENS!! *Chris fix* Sorry My.Chipmunk, you’re going to have to find another place to store your food. But you know what? I can show you how to install a heater in your tree thanks to Advanced Auto Store and even get your top speed up another 16nutsperhour! All you need is a couple basic hand tools and we can get started right away!
Artanis02sk (1 month ago)
Isn't cooland under pressure?
Stephanie Setaputri (1 month ago)
The piece (entirely out of car.. looks like a 3 way cylinder... joint of plastic.. and on its side has a number 070910..
Stephanie Setaputri (1 month ago)
@chrisfix - quick question...I have a 2011 Malibu and I just moved to Utah.. bc of the weather.. just hit a middle median... when pulling home I noticed that my wheel fender came out as well as a piece.. that I can’t seem to understand where is coming from
HornetGuard _ (1 month ago)
I thought you had to drive the vehicle at least 20 minutes before checking transmission fluid
Passion (1 month ago)
Love from India ❤️
Simen Skaar (1 month ago)
Thanks to you, when I changed a radiator I compared them, and if I didn't compare them I would miss some rubber bushings. Didn't really know how important it is so compare parts before I found your channel.
Justin Grant (1 month ago)
the camerawork!!! ......chris you have a gift my dude how are you able to get all these angles and show the work being done its incredible to me who made the discovery that the coolant was sweet lol
biohazardlnf (2 days ago)
Be surprised what chemist and scientist use to out in their mouths
Garlic Burger (27 days ago)
dead dogs everywhere
J.G (1 month ago)
You can do anything with Chrisfix
Joel Cecena (1 month ago)
Can you do some things with an Xtrail T30 so I can get use to how it without damaging mine? I would really love that!!!
Alan de la Garza (1 month ago)
Excellent videos, very well explained, thanks!! Where do you get the torque values?
Really Weird Videos (1 month ago)
He sounds like he's always on the verge of a voice crack.
Voice IT (1 month ago)
On that location you can just plastic weld that hole
baro metar (1 month ago)
No soapy water in this video.
PrinceDarkness (2 months ago)
Had to do one when i had my benz had to remove the entire front end to do it 😂😂
PrinceDarkness (2 months ago)
+ChrisFix it wasn't to bad actually pretty fun to do, great car as well, 02 s600 the naturally aspirated v12 fell victim to the oil cooler leaking issue though I was so upset when I had to sell it 😩😩
ChrisFix (2 months ago)
Dang. Was it easy to remove the front end?
Aidan Kuster (2 months ago)
super flush transmission fluid?
Carlos Rivera (2 months ago)
And the legend says that pup is still sipping on that antifreeze
Max_n_ruby 1911 (2 months ago)
When your car doesn't have a temp gauge
Suzy S (2 months ago)
This is probably a dumb question but do you throw out your funnels after using them or can you wash them and reuse them...? 🤔🙈🙈
Nick Butts (2 months ago)
I have a Ford Explorer 99 that has the exact same engine bay as your truck, which makes it very easy to learn for me haha.
A A (2 months ago)
Flex taped my dads radiator and the leak stopped
Michael Serrano (2 months ago)
Thanks for the trick of the tiny thermostat hole.
The Robot Sniper (2 months ago)
I have a black 94 del sol with a b18c1 and gsr transmission. Love yours Chris!
Vinay Pandey (2 months ago)
Where do you dispose off the used parts?
Farhad Habib (2 months ago)
Just like that ! :)
JC (2 months ago)
I love it when he says "beautiful!"
Mark Bernardo (2 months ago)
any other vid on delsol?
Tom Hoyer (2 months ago)
Nice shoot! Do not use worm type clamp on plastic parts It will crack the plastic eventually. Use the OEM clamp for the hose into the plastic spouts.

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