Lesson 3.2 – Hose And Radiator Removal Copy


Approximate time to complete this lesson: 10 minutes.

Lesson 3.2 Video

To begin Lesson 3.2, watch this video (3 minutes, 02 seconds).

Review of Lesson 3.2


  1. Lower vehicle to ground with hoist or forklift.
  2. Remove top radiator and heater hose. Always place catch basin underneath to catch any residual fluids.
  3. Remove cooling fan assembly (if not left on with radiator).
  4. Disconnect all lines from radiator and air condition condenser.
  5. Remove radiator. Ensure there’s a catchment container to catch any residual fluids.
  6. Remove air conditioning condenser.
  7. Remove air cleaner.
  8. Disconnect wire harness.
  9. Unbolt other components as required.

Quality Control:

  1. See BC Spill Reporting Regulation for spill reporting requirements.
  2. Two basic cooling fan types:
    a) One piece assembly
    b) Two piece: fan clutch and fan shroud.
  3. Fan supporters should not be broken or damaged.
  4. Fan blades must not be broken or damaged. Blades should rotate easily by hand.
  5. Make sure that the radiator has been drained of fluids.
  6. All fluids must be contained in their own environmental safe catchment.
  7. Condenser pipes must be in good condition.
  8. Ensure gases have been removed and do not contain any residual gases.
  9. Note any damage on work order.
  10. Check for corrosion on condenser and radiator.
  11. Specific Tools: basic tools, reciprocating saw, if needed.

Health & Safety:

  1. Standard PPE: gloves, protective eye wear.
  2. Risks:
    Risk of splashing fluids into eyes.
  3. Always attend to spills during the removal of wet parts.

The next lesson (topic) is Engine Removal and Drain