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So I have to change my radiator and need to ask some questions.

Is there some how to for doing it? :D

If not, then do I have to take apart the condenser lines and remove condenser to remove radiator? I inspected it sometime under hood, but didnt find out.
 

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is your car stick or auto?

if it's an auto, you have to remove the transmission cooler lines from the radiator, and the two coolant hoses, and replace the radiator.

if it's a stick, you just have to remove the coolant hoses. no tranny lines to deal with!

also don't forget to drain the coolant before you start :)
 

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The radiator is back behind the condensor. Just remove the two metal brackets that hold the top of the radiator, and the radiator just lifts out. No bumper removal.

Casey
 

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yup, i thought that was obvious.
 

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Get a new radiator. It will be cheaper than fixing the old one and will have a lifetime warranty if you buy it from a large parts chain such as Pep Boys or Carquest. (But be sure to keep your receipt). Should run less than 150.00.
 

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Can you see where I'm living? :D The only way is to pay about 250 bucks for US Parts import firm or order from ebay.

I am replacing it because it had a crash about 5 years ago and the radiator plastic parts got damaged. Then some guy from insurance repair firm thought that it is good idea to just tape it together and everything fine. When we got the car it had a coolant leak problem and from that spot. So that's why I'm replacing it.
 

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do you have junkyards over there?
 
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