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2000 Chevy Astro/GMC Safari – Radiator Swap

2000 Chevy Astro shares all the same mechanical components as its GMC counterpart the Safari.

On this occasion, I swapped out a leaking radiator with a new one.

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Removal can get messy, make sure the radiator is drained and hoses are out of the way.

The transmission fluid lines have small clips that can be difficult to remove without the right tool.

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The old radiator, time for retirement.  Lived a long life, but the stress of Japanese seasons was just to much for this little guy.

Poor maintenance may have also promoted to it’s demise.

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The old radiator had a big crack.  was getting worse due to the heat and pressure changes that happen within the radiator.

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New Radiator, waiting for a new home.

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Finished and ready for many more years of keeping your engine cool.  Just in time for summer.

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