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post #1 of 18 Old 12-14-2010, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
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Radiator Replacement

Who has done this themselves. Im a mechanic by trade and have never done one of these myself. I read somewhere that a guy can do it in 45mins. Mitchell labor calls for 3 hours. Any real world advise? All comes out thru the front.
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I replaced mine by myself. Not a certified mech or anything, but mechanically inclined was'nt racing against the clock probably took me 3-4hrs just because i really took my time. One thing to look out for is the radiator sits on rubber pads I had one off the old radiator stuck could''ntget new radiator to sit all the way down took a few min to figure out. good luck
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Done thru the front of the truck?
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I'm good friends with the diesel tech at the ford garage here. He said there is a TSB that says to replace thermostats on 6.4s when replacing radiator. That somehow they built pressure and bust the tank on radiator just something you might want to check into ?

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alot of the stuff you can still leave hooked up and just set it to the side like the egr cooler radiator and pwr steering cooler I believe. Also you might want to have someone give you a hand when you set it up in. Those things are too expensive to slip and hit the floor
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Yes through the front. Take the intercooler completely off, put CLEAN rags in hoses so nothing can get in them. The rest of the coolers you can just kind of unbolt and move around no need to disconnect. I believe there is only 2 bolts on top of radiator holding to frame. Like somone else stated thermostats should be checked also. Good Luck
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has anyone had one repaired? Looks like the tank could be resealed. I took the drain out to replace my lower hose and has been leaking since. I can see it coming from around the tank and the crimp. Cant get anything in there to squeeze it or I would try that.
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My radiator started leaking also. 08 f-450 6.4L. Spoke with my local ford dealer parts dept and they said it is a common problem. Ford may come out with a recall. They gave me a price of $992.00 for the radiator. Does anyone know where I could save a little money?
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My radiator started leaking also. 08 f-450 6.4L. Spoke with my local ford dealer parts dept and they said it is a common problem. Ford may come out with a recall. They gave me a price of $992.00 for the radiator. Does anyone know where I could save a little money?
This should be covered by Ford. Mine was. Maybe you should try a new dealer for a better(correct) solution.
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you don't need any special tools to remove it but it's tricky getting it all back together correctly. only things i really take off are the core support, right side cac tube and upper shroud. everything else i just kind of slide out of the way, i've heard of guys that evac the ac to move the condenser but i don't do that either

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