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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 (4 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!!!
Paden Livingston (1 month ago)
ChrisFix uhgewweekuhn
Ognyan Kukov (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
+Simr Khera i will kill you
Jettawi (1 month ago)
+Simr Khera yeah u can.. just turn it manual dumbass lol
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ahmed ghare (27 minutes ago)
I don't even own a car and I don't know much about cars still I watch for some reason lol. Quality is awesome.
Alejandro Rojas Ortega (11 hours ago)
Lo que hiciste con el termostato no es muy correcto el termostato no deben de perforarlo
Sans Zockt (16 hours ago)
chris, your grammar is so good, that youtube can auto-read the title and can translate it perfectly
Vintage Rider (2 days ago)
I watched too many of these videos and now replace the fuel tank by a new one every time it's empty.
erica colbert (3 days ago)
You are the bomb, kid!! Love it!!
SavageKilla0510 (3 days ago)
Damn ive been here since 500k and I just looked and you almost got 5 mill good damn keep grinding man
Joe Sib Cars (3 days ago)
How long have you had that truck for
Bissen (3 days ago)
Why does american people 9/10 times call "bigger" cars for trucks wether its a SUV or a pickup, . Always had that on my mind. Thanks bye.
anoniem anoniem (4 days ago)
ben je nederlands?
Montree Supap (4 days ago)
Where are you live.
omraj1993 (5 days ago)
The amount of times he’s fixed that truck lol wouldn’t be surprised if he made a hole In that radiator just to do a video haha Cool vid though 👌🏻
Brian Pereira (5 days ago)
Hey guys Chris fix here, today we're gonna be replacing the heat core from the centre of the earth and a Tyre change!
Evan Wong (6 days ago)
i was so high watching this when you said to check for leaks, i asked what if you lak air sine you didnt check that
webguy943 (6 days ago)
helpful videos but his voice is kinda annoying lol.
Ibrahim Chehab (6 days ago)
5:27 But what if that chipmunk had 2 brothers, and they sang and made you rich?
Carl T. (6 days ago)
Hey Chris! How do you choose parts like the radiator? How do you know the part you buy will fit? Thanks for your mighty good videos. I deeply appreciate all the work you put into them! Do you have something like a Patreon account?
ChrisFix (6 days ago)
The parts store will ask you for the year, make and model. I don’t have a Patreon, just watch the videos and learn as much as you can !
#iridejapan (7 days ago)
Lets go fixing... 👍
Tim Wainz (7 days ago)
so small compared to my silverado
BADRE GOLDEN (7 days ago)
Thanks 🙏
The Hero Of Kvatch (7 days ago)
My principal with mechanics has always been "if it wasn't designed with it, it's not meant to have it".
No tengo coche y no entiendo el inglés no sé qué hago aquí
Agent Smith (8 days ago)
I followed the instructions but I couldn't find any chipmunk nuts.
Nick Stalburg (8 days ago)
Does this work in Submarines?
Nick Stalburg (8 days ago)
+ChrisFix Thanks Chris! With your help I can fix all my vehicles!
ChrisFix (8 days ago)
If your sub has a radiator, it would work but usually they have heat exchangers.
charlie ward (9 days ago)
5:27 my new favorite quote
George Serrano (10 days ago)
Thank you for the video. I feel confident enough to try this weekend
4ur3n (10 days ago)
527 chipmunks disliked this video
4ur3n (10 days ago)
Car mechanics hate him. Find out why!
Sawyer Bennett (10 days ago)
In the south we would patch the hole and keep her going we don't like spending money especially when it's not necessary
Thomas Samoht (10 days ago)
Car mechanic simulator 2019. Man! The graphic's so intense! Looks like the real thing!
Albertico Hernandez (11 days ago)
15:05 I think my temperature sensor is broken, the temperature gauge has not lifted a single centimeter from it's resting position for like, 3 months now...👀👀
Albertico Hernandez (11 days ago)
Im about to change the radiator on my car, and following the advice on the preventative maintenance. Quick question, is drilling a hole in the thermostat actually safe?
Mfauzim Mahd (11 days ago)
thanx alot.. good job 😎
Gabriel Silva (11 days ago)
What camera do you use ?
ChrisFix (11 days ago)
Sony a6500
You are the man chris. Love all your videos.
Batista Sindor (12 days ago)
OLLIE SKATE Ronaldo (12 days ago)
No homo your voice sounds awesome
Onur Guzelis (12 days ago)
why always un plug negativi side not positive
Tealc Sg1 (12 days ago)
How did a chipmunk get into your airbox??
ChrisFix (12 days ago)
Crawled into the hole that goes into the intake
Haider Ali (13 days ago)
Just slap on some flex tape my dude.
Headshot 1 Shot (13 days ago)
Would you recommend upgrading to aluminum radiator?? My car's radiator oem was cooper brass and it starting to leak a little bit I am thinking to upgrade it to aluminum radiator. Thanks :)
ChrisFix (12 days ago)
Yea it would be cheaper and easier to find.
Coby Worrell (13 days ago)
Hi ChrisFix love the stereo you have in your van
JR Nation (13 days ago)
Where is the del sol
ChrisFix (13 days ago)
In my driveway
bdills89 (13 days ago)
ChrisFix is like that older brother you always wanted that would help you with your car issues
roxana molina (13 days ago)
I’m 10 I don’t have a car,But I still watch,It’s satisfying and good preparation for when I get a car,Thanks Chris
roxana molina (13 days ago)
+ You also have humor,you don’t just say it.
William Intemann (13 days ago)
My dad amazing at this stuff he makes a lot of parts because he does blacksmithing. He also fixs everything and he went out a found a Manuel for the car wasn't too hard because it's a Japanese car and in new Zealand we buy a lot of their cars. He also was an amazing driver but it's as terrorfing as as my sisters driving (she can't drive) and he takes corners way too fast and keeps it in the lane but your thrown against the Door so when I was in the car I was holding the Jesus handle the whole trip.
Riley Jenkins (14 days ago)
Loving your vids from down here in aus
Another Name (14 days ago)
Does a ChrisFix have a rally truck or something?
lucianoromero777 (14 days ago)
Hey bro do you think you could drop a fwd transmission replacement video? My neon has the same tranny issue your mustang did. Mines also a manual. Thanks G
lucianoromero777 (14 days ago)
ChrisFix well whatever happens man I’ll be watching for sure always do !!! 👌🔥
ChrisFix (14 days ago)
Not any time soon but in the future when I need to replace a FWD tranny.
ThatToast (14 days ago)
Dont know what dogs taste but I definitely dont think it tastes sweet
ChrisFix (14 days ago)
they put chemicals to make it taste bitter now so animals dont drink it.
Fronnie Olhson (14 days ago)
My airbag sensor is having problem and can you make a video about how to replace an airbag sensor
KWC Designs (14 days ago)
Out with the In, Old with the New.
Craig Edward Jensen (14 days ago)
He assumes you have a new car otherwise good job love you’re videos
Yansen Haryanto (15 days ago)
hey chris, is radiator flush fluid will ruin head gasket? i have old toyota 12r engine with iron block and it have some overheating problem. i think there are alot of rust inside the colling passage on the engine. does radiator flush can work? or it will ruin the engine?
Robert Cutright (15 days ago)
Chris man, whats up with the stero at min 15:00? whens that video comin out?
austin wolverton (15 days ago)
I changed the thermostat in my ram 1500 5.9 and after I changed it 4 times in the last few weeks my truck never gets up to temp anymore I have no idea why it was never a problem until I changed the thermostat Throws a code every time I start it and says “engine cold too long” anyone have any suggestions I’m stumped 😭
Retro PC User (15 days ago)
Yo, ChrisFix. I got the cooling system flushed and I also replaced the clamp on my coolant hose connected to the recovery tank on my 2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue, however, I discovered the coolant is leaking for some odd reason. I checked all of the major hoses and the radiator, and I didn't see anything. Is it the coolant tank that's starting to leak or something else? It's an external leak, I'm sure, and on top of that, I see a bit of coolant on the lower hose that connects to the thermostat housing at the coolant tank's lower port, on the belt tensioner pulley, and on the coolant tank itself. Fortunately, I have a jug of coolant in my car and the car temperature goes to the 3/4 marker when driving, but, goes back down (hasn't overheated in a couple of months). I don't see any crimped hoses, but, I'm going to inspect that on Saturday.
Retro PC User (14 days ago)
I think I found the answer. I purchased the Dex-Cool coolant that requires Distilled wooder to mix it with. Going to Autozone and buy the right one and remove the current coolant from the tank. I hate myself now.
J m Man (15 days ago)
Thanks mate bout to do this to my mini btw how do you replace the heater core
Jesse Carman (16 days ago)
See chris, this is why i like you. When something goes wrong with one of your cars, you don't stress out. You grab the camera and turn it into a teachable moment
Roméo Figueroa (16 days ago)
Damn those are some clever chipmunks
Liakos Kaler (16 days ago)
Why is it always the negative cable, wouldn't it be the same if you removed the positive?
Dylon Moore (16 days ago)
RIP chipmunk
SomethingMedia (17 days ago)
My uncle once had a drop worth of coolant accidentally splash to his mouth and he said it tastes like mountain dew. I think I know now what mountain dew is made of.
Nick J (17 days ago)
I was told to use black pepper to stop a radiator leak in a emergency, it wont clog up stuff like the stop leak
Sappah Daddy (17 days ago)
can I use a hose in the radiator fill hole with the engine running that circulates the water through and drains constantly out the bottom to clean the radiator?
Clarkowen Marasigan (17 days ago)
Tnx k learned how to fix my radiator in my car thanks
Dogunbound hounds (17 days ago)
Wooder not water
Cransaft Valve (17 days ago)
Only one hole in the thermostate, maybe better two, or three?.
Nathan Reining (18 days ago)
This video is great and all But my car is air-cooled
zero one bravo (19 days ago)
And Another Great Video!! Thanks AGAIN!
TITEL_ YT (19 days ago)
Ești roman?
Leelom Chen (20 days ago)
4′44″airbag sensor
GERALD-OO-SEVEN (20 days ago)
Gold as always. Gonna do my rad. Will use this as a step by step instruction. Chris fix rules!
niles.a (20 days ago)
Your airbag still has a possibility of detonating for around 25 minutes after you disconnect the battery.
ChrisFix (20 days ago)
Thanks for sharing. It varies from car to car but even if you kept the battery connected, the airbag should not deploy. It is only going to deploy if you hit the sensor hard or you put 12v to the airbag.
root1657 (20 days ago)
5:19 that is nuts!
Mauricio Amaya (21 days ago)
y'all notice how he got 4.4 mil subs but in the video he got 8☠️ he tricked yall
Carlos Gil (21 days ago)
Whenever I’m bored I just rewatch your videos doesn’t matter if I watch them already I never get bored
NorthernBloke (21 days ago)
Crack and egg in there, it will work fine!!
ChrisFix (21 days ago)
karzygijose (24 days ago)
You can check the transmission fluid when cold or warm only?
Robert L (24 days ago)
I have a 2000 Ranger 3.0, flex fuel, auto, 2WD. Its even the same color. So I, of course, love when you use your truck as an example. I just did the water pump and tensioner. Getting the old gasket off was what took the longest. And how do you still have a metal DPFE sensor??? Did you replace it with OEM? The new ones are plastic.
Sarasdad91 Tim (24 days ago)
I love your videos Chris. Cover all bases. I would by a car from you anyday. Another common practice with me whenever I loosen a nut I always hit it with a dab of WD-40 let it sit a few minutes and then losing it. Then I dab the nut inside with a spot and do the same to the threads that the nut screws onto I find it's always a good idea to keep those things lubricated, and each time you go to loosen the nut this will give you an opportunity to do this.
Wang Shakespeare (24 days ago)
God damn it ! Which butthole stole my nuts ! ! !
CartDerbi (25 days ago)
Thank god i have a beetle
Team of the Future (25 days ago)
Chris I wanna ask a question if I remove the plastic of the radiator could I add it again like but it again and the first thing if I use the sealer for the radiator and after that after like the emergency I remember I bought stuff to remove the radiator and I remove the plastic which surrounds the radiator and there’s a substance called flex tape if I used In Fixing leaks and And I could use it under a liquid so if I install the plastic again will it leak and I would like I remove the clog and everything will it leak
Ramy Swar (25 days ago)
I don't mind that he plugs his sponsors because he does such a good job
Mikey Lagz (28 days ago)
Great video thanks
Dave Martin (28 days ago)
distilled what? !?
tehnical mobiler (28 days ago)
Your dog is so cute
What happends if you accidently bent some of aluminum fangs?
+ChrisFix because my dad insaled a radiator in out 1998 ford windstar and we bented some of the fangs and thanks Edit: btw i love watching your DIY videos, i learned a lot from this channel thank you ChrisFix.
ChrisFix (28 days ago)
Nothing bad if it is only a few. If it is a lot, you want to carefully straiten them with a small screwdriver.
DaveIverson90 Tri (29 days ago)
I am addicted to your videos! I find myself doing jobs that don't need doing nor did I intend on doing them! You really are good at getting information across
Richard 1990 (29 days ago)
I wish gm ones were this easy
zfreak280 (29 days ago)
Pro tip, if you don't have a bleeder valve and you have some upper engine hoses, then loosen one of those hoses off and fill the fluid until it starts coming out of the hose. Very large air pockets can form in these hoses.
Baus From Space (30 days ago)
Coolant tastes sweet? 😮
Dustin Miller (30 days ago)
Chris, awesome video! Quick tip I use for the no spill funnel.Before putting the plunger in, slightly squeeze the upper radiator hose, then put the plunger in, release the hose and remove the funnel. Doing that raises the coolant in the funnel, when the plunger is in and you release the hose, it pulls the coolant back in the system to keep it from spilling out of the radiator filler neck. Hope that's helpful for you and your viewers! Keep up the awesome videos!!
Randy Magnum (30 days ago)
Nice and easy, when I changed mine, I have a sealed transmission, which is annoying to refill. I pre-filled the lower unit with ATF and temporarily plugged the ports so I didn't really lose any fluid.
Praditya Nurizky (30 days ago)
Hey chris, in this video you not recommend copper radiator sealant right?. What about liquid sealant that you showed at bmw radiator quick flush?, would you recommended that thing or not?. Because i planning to use liquid based ones. Thanks
Bloodymer Zkizzoid (30 days ago)
Twist the hoes
Hamadanners (1 month ago)
I use premix because the 50- 50 caused my radiator to explode
Glen Miranda (1 month ago)
Do a video on the dimmer switch and headlight switch
Glen Miranda (1 month ago)
On Ford Ranger/ Mazda b
Derek Knight (1 month ago)
One of your best videos!

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