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Old 06-07-2011, 11:09 AM
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Default 1998 ford ranger radiator replacement

my radiator has a crack in the side on the plastic and it is leaking about 1/4 gallon of coolant a day i have been checking it every morning before work and topping the over flow tank to the fill line

my question is that i found a 1999 ford explorer radiator that should fit
but i am looking for a basic how to guide to replace the radiator and i don't want to buy an entire repair manual does anyone know of a great site to check

normally i would just buy the manual but i am in the middle of paying for college classes and i am pushing it just to buy the radiator, the repair could not hit at a worse time

any ideas

thanks

Nathanial W Reed
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Old 06-21-2011, 09:43 PM
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Default Re: 1998 ford ranger radiator replacement

Well I replaced a radiator in a 1999 ranger and it really wasnt that hard. The worst part about it is the tight space. But once you drain it there should be like 2 retaining bolts at the top and 2 metal hoses that have to be unscrewed. After that it just a matter of lifting up gently on the radiator and with some wiggling it should come out. Hope this helps some. Its really easier than it looks.
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Old 06-22-2011, 02:31 PM
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Default Re: 1998 ford ranger radiator replacement

This is for a ford explorer, but the ranger is the same way
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Old 06-22-2011, 11:23 PM
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Default Re: 1998 ford ranger radiator replacement

thank you very much this will help a lot i will post an update when its all done
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Old 05-13-2012, 05:37 PM
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Default Re: 1998 ford ranger radiator replacement

Just replaced my 1999's radiator after reviewing your thread. Much appreciated
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