The radiator of the car engine is removed for cleaning and flushing it or for replacement if a leak is detected

How to remove the Hyundai Solaris engine radiator

A car radiator with a horizontal fluid flow, with a tubular-ribbon aluminum core and plastic tanks. There is a drain tap at the bottom of the left radiator tank.

We prepare the car for the job, install it on a lift or an observation ditch

Disconnect the negative battery terminal

Drain the coolant as described in the article - Features of the Hyundai Solaris engine cooling system

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Removing the hood lock

Removing the air intake

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Remove the upper panel of the radiator frame

Click on the lock of the wiring harness pads

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Disconnect the pad from the additional resistance of the fan

We remove the steam drain hose from the nozzle of the expansion tank plug

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We squeeze the ears of the clamp with pliers with pliers and shift the clamp along the hose

And disconnect the hose from the upper radiator pipe

Also disconnect the hose from the lower radiator pipe

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Unscrew the two mounting bolts of the left radiator mounting bracket

Remove the left radiator mounting bracket

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Also remove the right bracket

On cars with air conditioning, disconnect the condenser from the radiator

How to remove Hyundai Solaris engine radiatorHow to remove the Hyundai Solaris engine radiator

We lift the radiator and remove the lower brackets of its fastening from the holes of the radiator frame

Remove the radiator assembly with the electric fan from the engine compartment down

How to remove Hyundai Solaris engine radiatorHow to remove the Hyundai Solaris engine radiator

We squeeze out four clamps for attaching the electric fan to the radiator

And remove the electric fan from the radiator

Rinse the radiator from the outside with a jet of water and dry it. If cracks have formed on the plastic radiator tanks, replace the radiator.

Check the tightness of the radiator, for which shut off its pipes, bring air to it at a pressure of 0.1 MPa and lower it into a container with water for at least 30 seconds. The leakiness of the radiator is determined by the outgoing air bubbles.

If the radiator does not fit completely into the container, check it sequentially from all sides.

Install the radiator and other parts of the engine cooling system in the reverse order of removal.

In order to further eliminate the possibility of leakage of coolant, lubricate the radiator pipes with a thin layer of silicone sealant before installing the hoses.

Fill in the coolant and remove the air plugs from the cooling system