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Old 31 Mar 2008, 10:18 am
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Question Radiator replacement. "Difficult??"

How hard is it to replace the radiator in my 2002? The garages want an astronomical price?
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Old 31 Mar 2008, 10:30 am
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I bought the Haynes repair manual for my '01 PT after a nasty collision with an animal ruined my front bumper and radiator and it is indeed tough. how much are they asking, if you don't mind me asking?
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Old 31 Mar 2008, 10:40 am
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Radiator prices range from $158.00 to $259.00 from local auto parts stores. Garages want $325.00 to $450 for the job. The job doesnt look too difficult, but I don't want to shoot myself in the foot.
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Old 31 Mar 2008, 12:20 pm
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Radiator prices range from $158.00 to $259.00 from local auto parts stores. Garages want $325.00 to $450 for the job. The job doesnt look too difficult, but I don't want to shoot myself in the foot.
It took me about a day to do mine. Best bet is to set aside a weekend where you don't need the car and get the Haynes repair manual! I would recommend that to anyone who ever works on their PT, custom or not. It is mostly just unbolting and re-bolting parts. I will say that I skipped a few steps in the manual to save time though. If those prices included the radiator price, then they arent too bad. If not... that is kind of steep.
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