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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:02 pm 
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Year and Trim: 1993 SLE
1998 SE
2001 SSEI
2002 SSEI
Everything that I know to remove is off;
I've got the fans off, hoses and trans lines disconnected ( and their brackets off). Unbolted the condenser and pulled it up off the radiator.
There just doesn't seem to be any way to wiggle the radiator past the metal brackets that the rubber radiator mounting bushings slide into.
The lower hose mount catches on the on the passenger side and I can't get the radiator to tilt enough to remove it on the driver's side.
Any good ideas are welcomed.
I must be missing something.
FWIW, I've changed plenty of radiators but this one is giving me fits!
TIA.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:21 pm 
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What a pain...Turns out that the replacement ACDelco radiator is actually at least a half inch shorter from end to end.
Makes installation a piece of cake.

For those having the same issue removing the old one ONLY if you're installing a new radiator; break the driver's side lower inner tab off the radiator itself that the fan shroud sits in. Lift the condenser up at an angle on the driver's side and do the same with the radiator.
That was the only way I could tilt and squeeze the radiator out of my 2001 SSEi.


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