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I finally replaced my radiator over the weekend that has been leaking for the last 5 months or so. Wasn't to bad of a job. I was going to snap pictures during the process but when I had finished I realized I only managed to get these two pictures taken.  :(

Replaced at 210k miles. 

 

 

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It must be such a luxury to have your own lift.  

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It truly is. We have wanted one for years. The best feeling in the world was working on the first vehicle the other day when we got her up and running. Watching the car go up in the air the first time was awesome.  Dad cant get down on the ground much anymore, and I really dont like jacking up an car to work on the ground. So when we were handed the chance to have one added to the new shop we jumped on it.  Now I am indoors out of the weather, and do not have to lay on the ground to work. No more excuses not to fix stuff now. LOL

 

 

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You're also lucky to have somewhere to put the lift.  

 

Around here, our homes are way too small, and a lot of people live in apartments and condominiums.  

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We have been very blessed. 

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Nice shop, Just wait in a few year's you will have just enough room for the TC and a sandwich , the rest of the space will be stuff

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I need to change out the radiator in my 2010 transit connect.  I will put it up on ramps to access the underside - any tips or sequence steps to help would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you so much!!

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Most of the newer cars have rubber cushions on the bottom The Radiator is held in from the top.  The Two Hose connections and possibility of Transmission cooler lines. 

Looks pretty straight forward

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I am not going to lie I do not remember much about this. It was cold and I was in a hurry to get it done before I had to go back to work. In my rush I forgot to take pictures other than the ones that are on here. :(     But the one thing I do remember is breaking the plastic hanging clip on the new radiator on the drivers side top. Got in a hurry and started trying to force it instead of asking for help, and snap it broke. If you have someone who can stand topside and help guide it into place life will be much easier on you. The clips on the top are designed to go into a hole and then slide to the right towards the passenger side and are kinda a pain to line up from the bottom when you cant see them. 

 

It really is not a hard task to complete, unless you are like me and try to rush through it. I also recommend watching some youtube videos on the procedure. I used this video as a reference but keep in mind that the bolt sizes and some of the parts are different between the two vehicles. But they are very close to the same. 

 

 

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