We remove the radiator for cleaning, checking and replacing

We install the car on a lift or an observation ditch

We remove the radiator fan (see the article - How to remove the radiator fan of a Nissan Almera car)

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We remove the front bumper and its amplifier (article - Removing the bumpers of the Nissan Almera car)

To get access to the radiator mount, you need to remove the two side plastic radiator deflectors.

Each deflector is attached with four pistons: one piston - to the upper plastic deflector of the radiator and condenser, another piston - to the upper crossbar of the radiator frame and two pistons - to the cross beam.

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With the Torx T-30 key, we unscrew the locking pin of the right deflector attachment to the upper deflector

We take out the pistol with a lock

We also remove the mounting pistol of the right deflector to the upper crossbar of the radiator frame

From the inside of the cross beam with the Torx T-30 key, we unscrew the locking pin of the upper deflector attachment to the beam

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We take out the pistol with a lock

We also take out the pistol with the lock of the lower mounting of the deflector to the cross beam

How to remove the radiator of a Nissan Almera car

Removing the right deflector

Also remove the left deflector

We substitute a coolant drain tank under the nozzle of the left radiator tank.

With sliding pliers, we squeeze the ends of the radiator outlet hose attachment clamp and shift the clamp along the hose

How to remove the radiator of a Nissan Almera car

We shift the hose from the nozzle of the left radiator tank, draining the coolant into the container.

To remove the air conditioner condenser without disconnecting the refrigerant inlet and outlet pipe from it

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On the right side of the radiator, using a screwdriver, we press the latch of the holder (made on the radiator tank) of the upper bracket of the condenser and lift the right part of the condenser so that the latch remains in the preloaded state

We perform the same operation on the left radiator tank and lift the condenser, removing its brackets (two upper and two lower) from the holders on the radiator tanks

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Carefully, so as not to damage the capacitor and its tubes, lower the capacitor to the floor and fix it.

With sliding pliers, we squeeze the ends of the clamp of the radiator inlet hose attachment and, sliding the clamp along the hose, remove the radiator inlet hose from the nozzle of the right radiator tank

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If it was not possible to disconnect the hose from the nozzle (the nozzle is located in a hard-to-reach place), then you can disconnect the upper end of the hose from the nozzle of the thermostat cover.

On the right side, unscrew the bolt of the upper radiator mounting bracket by 10 with the head

How to remove the radiator of a Nissan Almera car

Remove the bracket from the radiator pin

Also remove the upper radiator mounting bracket on the left side.

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We lift the radiator by removing two pins of its lower mounting from rubber pads inserted into the holes of the front suspension subframe

Take out the radiator down

We check the tightness of the radiator in a bath with water.

Having plugged the radiator pipes with wooden plugs, we supply compressed air to it through one of the plugs at a pressure of about 0.1 MPa (1 kgf / cm 2 ) and lower the radiator into a bath with water for at least 30 seconds.

There should be no appearance of air bubbles. We replace the leaky radiator with a new one.

We install the radiator in the reverse order.

If necessary, replace the rubber pads of the lower radiator mounting with new ones.

Pour the coolant into the cooling system and bring the liquid level in the expansion tank to normal.