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cooling problem after a 3" body lift

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BlueOx, Aug 7, 2000.

  1. BlueOx

    BlueOx 1/2 ton status

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    cooling problem after a 3\" body lift

    now that i have a 3" body lift on; I have a cooling problem. The instructions said to cut the bottom of the fan shroud off does that have anything to do with it? One person said to cut the core support where the rad. is and lower it. the only problem with that is the body lift blocks are under the radiator. Is there a way that i can fix this?
     
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    Re: cooling problem after a 3\" body lift

    Chances are, your fan is now drawing air from under your radiator instead of through the radiator.
    You need to re-engineer the shroud or move the radiator. Put the bottom half of the shroud back on and use some thin sheet metal to fill the gap between the top & bottom shrouds (pop rivot, or wire the peices together) then use the same metal to build a dam from the bottom of the radiator to the bottom shroud to keep air from getting drawn from underneath it. I have done these this way, I know its not clear but you should get the idea!
    Or move the radiator down 3"
     
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    Re: cooling problem after a 3\" body lift

    How do i lower the radiator down 3 inches
     
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    Re: cooling problem after a 3\" body lift

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