I need to change the radiator in 2007 saturn aura, is it difficult

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The_Godfather
The_Godfather
ScottyKilmer
ScottyKilmer said: GIANT pain, pays a mechanic over 400 dollars labor as follows:Radiator Replacement (LZ4/LAT) Tools Required J 38185 Hose Clamp Pliers Removal Procedure Drain the coolant. Zoom Sized for Print Loop a rope around each of the upper 2 tabs of the condenser and tie the rope around the upper tie bar. Remove the upper radiator support brackets. Zoom Sized for Print Reposition the radiator inlet hose clamp at the radiator using the J 38185. Remove the radiator inlet hose from the radiator. Remove the front air dam. Zoom Sized for Print Remove the right engine splash shield retainers. Remove the right engine splash shield. Zoom Sized for Print Remove the left engine splash shield retainers. Remove the left engine splash shield. Zoom Sized for Print Reposition the radiator outlet hose clamp at the radiator using the J 38185. Remove the radiator outlet hose from the radiator. Remove the transmission oil cooler pipes from the transmission. Zoom Sized for Print Remove the lower radiator support bracket bolts. Remove the lower radiator support brackets. Remove the radiator lower mounts. Zoom Sized for Print Remove and discard the condenser mounting bolts from the radiator. Zoom Sized for Print Push upward on the radiator and downward on the condenser to unsnap the condenser mounting tabs from the radiator clips. Remove and discard the condenser mounting nuts from the radiator. Zoom Sized for Print Remove the radiator air side seals. Zoom Sized for Print Remove the radiator and cooling fan shroud assembly from the vehicle. Zoom Sized for Print Pry upward on the fan shroud tabs at the radiator clips. Remove the cooling fan and shroud assembly from the radiator. Installation Procedure Zoom Sized for Print Install the cooling fan and shroud assembly to the radiator. Snap the fan shroud tabs into the radiator clips. Zoom Sized for Print Install the radiator and cooling fan shroud assembly to the vehicle. Zoom Sized for Print Install the radiator air side seals onto the condenser mounting tabs on the radiator. Notice: The bolt retaining the condenser to the radiator end tank is a special length and should be the ONLY bolt used upon reinstallation. The use of a longer bolt will damage the radiator end tank. Important: Replace the condenser mounting bolts and nuts. Zoom Sized for Print Install the condenser mounting nuts to the radiator. Insert the condenser mounting tabs into the radiator clips. Zoom Sized for Print Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice Install the condenser to the radiator bolts. Tighten the bolts to 6 N.m (53 lb in). Zoom Sized for Print Bend the radiator air side seals and insert the seals into the channel of the intake air splash shields. Zoom Sized for Print The radiator air side seals must be in the proper position for proper air flow. Important: Replace the radiator lower mounts as a pair or vibration may result. Install the radiator lower mounts. Zoom Sized for Print Install the lower radiator support brackets. Install the lower radiator support bracket bolts. Tighten the bolts to 60 N.m (44 lb ft). Install the transmission oil cooler pipes to the transmission. Zoom Sized for Print Install the radiator outlet hose to the radiator. Reposition the radiator outlet hose clamp at the radiator using the J 38185. Zoom Sized for Print Important: Engine splash shields must be properly installed or reduced A/C and engine cooling system performance could occur. Install the left engine splash shield. Install the left engine splash shield retainers. Zoom Sized for Print Install the right engine splash shield. Install the right engine splash shield retainers. Install the front air dam. Lower the vehicle. Zoom Sized for Print Install the radiator inlet hose to the radiator. Reposition the radiator inlet hose clamp at the radiator using the J 38185. Zoom Sized for Print Remove the rope attached to the condenser and upper tie bar. Install the upper radiator support brackets. Fill the coolant. Inspect the transmission fluid level. © 2017 ALLDATA LLC. All rights reserved. Terms and Co

Hi buddy, is there a way to get some pics or video on how to replace the radiator in a 2008 Saturn Aura Xr 3.6L engine?

Canderson55
Canderson55

Thank you for your help

Canderson55
Canderson55

Wow, I'm having the car taking to a mechanic today. This is too much for someone that has only a 60 piece tool box.

ScottyKilmer
ScottyKilmer

GIANT pain, pays a mechanic over 400 dollars labor as follows:Radiator Replacement (LZ4/LAT)

Tools Required

J 38185 Hose Clamp Pliers

Removal Procedure

Drain the coolant.

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Loop a rope around each of the upper 2 tabs of the condenser and tie the rope around the upper tie bar.
Remove the upper radiator support brackets.

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Reposition the radiator inlet hose clamp at the radiator using the J 38185.
Remove the radiator inlet hose from the radiator.
Remove the front air dam.

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Remove the right engine splash shield retainers.
Remove the right engine splash shield.

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Remove the left engine splash shield retainers.
Remove the left engine splash shield.

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Reposition the radiator outlet hose clamp at the radiator using the J 38185.
Remove the radiator outlet hose from the radiator.
Remove the transmission oil cooler pipes from the transmission.

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Remove the lower radiator support bracket bolts.
Remove the lower radiator support brackets.
Remove the radiator lower mounts.

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Remove and discard the condenser mounting bolts from the radiator.

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Push upward on the radiator and downward on the condenser to unsnap the condenser mounting tabs from the radiator clips.
Remove and discard the condenser mounting nuts from the radiator.

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Remove the radiator air side seals.

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Remove the radiator and cooling fan shroud assembly from the vehicle.

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Pry upward on the fan shroud tabs at the radiator clips.
Remove the cooling fan and shroud assembly from the radiator.
Installation Procedure

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Install the cooling fan and shroud assembly to the radiator.
Snap the fan shroud tabs into the radiator clips.

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Install the radiator and cooling fan shroud assembly to the vehicle.

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Install the radiator air side seals onto the condenser mounting tabs on the radiator.
Notice: The bolt retaining the condenser to the radiator end tank is a special length and should be the ONLY bolt used upon reinstallation. The use of a longer bolt will damage the radiator end tank.

Important: Replace the condenser mounting bolts and nuts.

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Install the condenser mounting nuts to the radiator.
Insert the condenser mounting tabs into the radiator clips.

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Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice

Install the condenser to the radiator bolts.
Tighten the bolts to 6 N.m (53 lb in).

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Bend the radiator air side seals and insert the seals into the channel of the intake air splash shields.

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The radiator air side seals must be in the proper position for proper air flow.
Important: Replace the radiator lower mounts as a pair or vibration may result.

Install the radiator lower mounts.

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Install the lower radiator support brackets.
Install the lower radiator support bracket bolts.
Tighten the bolts to 60 N.m (44 lb ft).

Install the transmission oil cooler pipes to the transmission.

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Install the radiator outlet hose to the radiator.
Reposition the radiator outlet hose clamp at the radiator using the J 38185.

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Important: Engine splash shields must be properly installed or reduced A/C and engine cooling system performance could occur.

Install the left engine splash shield.
Install the left engine splash shield retainers.

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Install the right engine splash shield.
Install the right engine splash shield retainers.
Install the front air dam.
Lower the vehicle.

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Install the radiator inlet hose to the radiator.
Reposition the radiator inlet hose clamp at the radiator using the J 38185.

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Remove the rope attached to the condenser and upper tie bar.
Install the upper radiator support brackets.
Fill the coolant.
Inspect the transmission fluid level.
© 2017 ALLDATA LLC. All rights reserved. Terms and Co