Hyundai Elantra: Radiator Repair procedures - Cooling System - Engine Mechanical SystemHyundai Elantra: Radiator Repair procedures

Inspection
Radiator Cap Testing
1.
Remove the radiator cap, wet its seal with engine coolant, and then install it on a pressure tester.

2.
Apply a pressure of 93.16 ~ 122.58 kPa (0.95 ~ 1.25 kgf/cm?, 13.51 ~ 17.78 psi).
3.
Check for a drop in pressure.
4.
If the pressure drops, replace the cap.
Radiator Leakage Test
1.
Wait until engine is cool, then carefully remove the radiator cap and fill the radiator with engine coolant, then install it on the pressure tester.
2.
Apply a pressure tester to the radiator and apply a pressure of 93.16 ~ 122.58kpa (0.95 ~ 1.25kg/cm?, 13.51 ~ 17.78psi).

3.
Inspect for engine coolant leaks and a drop in pressure.
4.
Remove the tester and reinstall the radiator cap.
   
Check for engine oil in the coolant and/or coolant in the engine oil.
Removal and Installation
1.
Drain the coolant.
(Refer to Cooling System - "Coolant")
2.
Remove the cooling fan.
(Refer to Cooling System - "Cooling Fan")
3.
Remove the radiator upper hose (A).

4.
Remove the Radiator lower hose quick connector (A).

   
When the hose detached, remove the holder clip (A) and then disconnect the quick connector.

5.
Remove the front bumper cover.
(Refer to Body - "Front Bumper Cover")
6.
Remove the radiator upper mounting brackets (A).

Tightening torque :
7.8 ~ 11.8 N.m (0.8 ~ 1.2 kgf.m, 5.8 ~ 8.7 lb-ft)

[LH]

[RH]

7.
Remove the resonator.
(Refer to Intake And Exhaust System - “Air Cleaner”)
8.
Remove the A/C condenser from the radiator assembly.
9.
Remove the radiator assembly (A) from the vehicle.

10.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
11.
Fill the radiator with coolant and check for leaks.
(Refer to Cooling System - "Coolant")
   
Bleed air from the cooling system.
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(Refer to Cooling System - "Coolant")
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