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V90 L6-2.9L VIN 96 B6304S (1998)

Engine, Cooling and Exhaust > Cooling System > Radiator > Component Information > Testing and Inspection

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Radiator: Testing and Inspection

RADIATOR, CLEANING/CHECKING 

1. Cleaning of radiator 

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Clean off insects and other dirt. 

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Flush from behind with water and blow clean with compressed air.

CAUTION:  Excessive pressure will damage cooling fins. 

WARNING: The fan is a self-starting unit and may start even when the ignition is switched off. 

2. Checking of radiator

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Run engine until thermostat opens and wait some minutes.

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Stop engine.

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Disconnect battery ground lead.

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Remove cooling fan (Torx 25).

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Feel radiator with hand. Presence of cold areas indicates that radiator is partially blocked.

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Reinstall fan.

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Reconnect battery ground lead.

Engine, Cooling and Exhaust > Cooling System > Radiator > Component Information > Testing and Inspection

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