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Old 21 Jun 2018, 02:25 pm
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Default 2.2 crd radiator remove

Hi can anyone help on how to remove my rad I all most got it out i,e unscrewed the small rad in front of main rad removed fan but the rad is attached to a lower rad not sure what that is or how to separate it
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Old 21 Jun 2018, 04:11 pm
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Default Re: 2.2 crd radiator remove

I'm not sure about the 2.2, but the 2.4 has a rubber shroud on the front-bottom that fits into slots running along the air conditioning radiator. No need to pull the plastic tabs holding the rubber off (you'll probably break them). Just get under the car and looking forward, you'll see that the sides of the rubber shroud fit into the slotted vertical shroud. Just slip the arrow shaped inserted part out of the slot and the radiator should lift off cleanly.
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Old 21 Jun 2018, 04:19 pm
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Is your car an automatic?

If so, the other small cooler would be for the transmission.
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Old 22 Jun 2018, 01:04 pm
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Default Re: 2.2 crd radiator remove

Hello thanks its a manual the main rad seems to be attached to the lower rad
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Old 22 Jun 2018, 01:12 pm
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Default Re: 2.2 crd radiator remove

thanks for your help could not see any shroud the main rad seems to be attached to the lower rad might have to take off the lower front valance to see if any fixings are there
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Old 04 Aug 2018, 05:57 pm
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Default Re: 2.2 crd radiator remove

Chrissie, sorry - not been around...

On the CRD there are effectively THREE radiators - the radiator (back) the air con (front) and the turbo intercooler (underneath) and they all come out as a lump together.
The intercooler makes it a much more difficult job than a petrol PT, but it's not that hard if you work systematically and use a little bit of brute force.

How to from memory, for you or anybody else:

Jack it up, axle stands both sides

Drain it down, remove top hose while it drains

Remove front member ( 3 x 10mm each side - one to the inverted T bracket) - leave the bonnet catch on it and tie it up over the engine with wire so it doesn't fall, being careful not to strain and break the cable where it enters the catch

Remove the "inverted T" bracket that runs across the radiator opening - this is a moo, but you only have to get the top two 10mm bolts out and loosen the bottoms, the T bracket will then lift out once you've unclipped the air temp sensor

By now you'll be drained. Go underneath and remove the two turbo hoses - these have special jubilee clips and are a PITA (the right one in particular is a cow to get to) but eventually you'll get them off. this frees the intercooler

Drop the bottom water hose off.

Undo the electrical connection (x2 on 150PS 2.2CRDs) to the fan

Undo the bottom 2 10mm bolts holding the fan shroud

Get back up, undo the top two fan shroud 10mm's - the fan should be free now. If it isn't, you have an earlier fan with two more 10mm's down the sides. Take em out...

Tilt the radiator(s) forwards and take the fan out. You'll have to wiggle and jiggle and spin it 90 degrees right, but it will come with a bit of not to gentle persuasion.

The radiators should now be moving free at the top.

Now the bad news... as far as I know, or could tell - there is NO WAY you can get the radiator out of a CRD without taking the intercooler with it, and that means you have to take the Air Con exchanger out as well.

So... undo the two connections to the air con onto the exchanger (right down low on the LHS, and about half way up on the LHS)
If you have the AC gassed up... well. Dunno what you should do legally. But... for safety's sake get it de-gassed.

So, anyway - AC hoses off, the whole 3 radiators are now free EXCEPT they are held into the front crossmember by two big rubber bungs - and they'll feel as if they are glued in.

Best bet is go under again, and hose both the bung off with WD40 and gently lever around until the radiator moves free of the bung on both sides.
You're trying to avoid removing the rubber bungs from the crossmember, because when you refit the radiators, you'll need it to all slot nicely back in rather than mess around with the bungs not staying where you want them to be. (I speak from grim experience on this... )

Now you should be able to go upstairs again and pull the radiators up a couple of inches and you'll feel the intercooler "bind" - keep pulling and wiggling (being careful not to hit anything with the delicate radiator fins!) and it WILL come up, and out...

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