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radiator on an s-10

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 87BrnRsd, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. 87BrnRsd

    87BrnRsd 1/2 ton status

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    My friend needs his radiator replaced on a newer (1998-ish) s-10 blazer. He doesnt have the cash for the dealer to do it so I offered to help. I have never worked on the newer s-10's before and I am wondering if there is anything that I need to know before we start. Radiators arent hard...but is there anything on this newer s-10 that I may not know about or may give me trouble? Thanks.
    -Harrison
     
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    just the oil cooler lines, they have a little spring clip holding them in, other than that, it should be pretty straight forward.
     
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    Thanks for the help. Whats the trick to the spring pins?
    -Harrison
     
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    Also, if there is Dex cool coolant in there, DO NOT MIX it wiht regular. Get a coolant that is compatible wiht both (certain prestones i think, it will say) and its pretty foolproof.
     
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    a pick or a screwdriver. There is a special tool that doesn't require removing them but its $100 through Mac. Local dealer should have a few of the clips in stock if you break, distort(I almost always distort them), or lose some.
     

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