Radiator Removal on a TR6
by Ken Streeter
15 May 1995 Removing the radiator on the TR6 is a relatively easy task, and is required for a number of other maintenance tasks such as replacement of the anti-roll bar. The below summary is similar to what would be found in the shop manual, but with some addded notes/precautions.
Step by Step Radiator Removal
- Place front end of the car on jackstands. Although this step is not strictly required, I found it a practical necessity in order to be able to loosen the bottom radiator hose, particularly with a drain pan placed underneath the car.
- Remove bottom radiator hose from radiator. This will probably be the most difficult part of the entire radiator removal. It is typically quite stuck (if it wasn’t leaking), and is in an awkward spot. Be sure to have a drain pan with a 8 quart capacity under the hose before you take it off!
- Remove top hose from radiator. If you got the bottom hose off, this one should be a breeze!
- Loosen nut/bolt holding radiator