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Old 07-31-2018, 06:17 PM
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Default Radiator Install instructions?

I need to replace the radiator in my '05 CTS-V. It is leaking all along the top crimp.

It looks like these instructions are very comprehensive (I'm installing a stock radiator). https://ls1tech.com/forums/cadillac-...ican-made.html

I also found this online.


Any other resources out there that I should be looking at?

Any other parts (hoses, thermostat) that I should be replacing at the same time?

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Might as well change the belts if you haven't already
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Remove lower hose to drain it. Remove the hose up top. Remove the AC condenser connections and the 4 bolts that hold it on. Install new rad. fill her up. done
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Default Good call on the belts

Good call on the belts, thanks!

I'm running a Gatorback belt on my Caprice (9C1).

Does the forum have a favorite belt(s)?

Or any I wanna avoid?

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ac delco or gates. you can change the belt anytime with the radiator installed
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Depending on miles. Do the ac belt and the ac tensioner while you are there. At least the lower hose also.
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like mentioned the belts can be done easy with the rad in. now if you have a wobbley balancer i would replace it as that needs the rad out and is a common issue.
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AC belt is way easier with the radiator out and is like $10. Mine was well worth replacing at 120k miles.
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Thanks for all the suggestions.

Does anyone know or know where to find part numbers or links to/for the:
  • tensioners (I assume there are 2?)
  • thermostat
  • balancer
  • APR balancer bolt
  • balancer install tool
Thanks again & have a great weekend!

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