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raghu
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Feb 24, 9:41pm - #449876 
Radiator replacement steps Please

Hi Guys, does any buddy has steps to replace radiator. I won Celica 2004 model and its radiator is leaking coolant so mechanic suggest me to replace it. I bought one new radiator want to try myself first replacing it. I never did repair till date so it’s going to be challenging. Could anyone share step by step picture or video of replicating radiator much appreciated.

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CaffeineKid
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Feb 25, 12:14am - #449877 
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Click the image and scroll through the pages. A lot of information can be found in that specific Toyota Shop Manual section.

Source:
https://www.celicahobby.com/photos/celica/tech/ShopMan2/CO/

Further reading regarding radiator fluid at:
https://www.celicahobby.com/forums/...ow-To-Replace,-Drain,-Fill,-Inspect.html

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raghu
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Feb 26, 5:20pm - #449885 
Thank CaffeineKid for the instruction. i did managed to change radiator.
But heating is not work. I toped up almost 4.5 liters of coolant.

One month back when in noticed coolant leaking I took car to garage and the mechanic added K-Seal. He told that this will seal any leak in the radiator. Eventually it started leaking again and I took car to other mechanic and he mentioned that you shouldn’t put K-Seal that will block engine and spoil the engine eventually. I am bit worried now.
I changed the radiator and added 4.5 Liters Pink coolant. And took it for a ride ,heating is not working and when I saw coolant after 5 min ride it turned in to light black which is from old K-Seal. I think K-seal is still in the engine.
Appreciated your suggestion again and if you have step by step instruction fix it .would be wonder full.

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Sep 5, 3:50pm - #450229 
I'm guessing the best bet here is to run a radiator flush. Water flows threw all parts of engine like coolant pushing out old gunk and most of that k seal. Don't ever do that again lol. Do a shop flush and they sell a diy kit at like walmart if thay fits specs for radiator/hose fittings. Good luck and let us know!

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Sep 5, 3:51pm - #450230 
And I'd suggest when doing the flush to top out with only water take her for a run and then flush again and refill. Do it until nothing but water comes out. Can take a clear plastic cup to see your mix.

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