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Guide on Removing The Radiator From An Alfa MiTo 1.4 Multiair TB


You will have to back track to our 'How to remove a bumper...' first before you can continue with untangling the radiator (see stage below).

 


If you would like to book yourself in, the price of this repair in our workshop is £353.60

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Go to 'Taking the bumper off of a MiTo 1.4 Multiair Turbo' for the first stages, there's a link at the bottom of that page to bring you straight back here!

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Undo the radiator drain plug to empty the coolant making sure you have a container large enough to catch it.

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Pull off the engine cover.

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Pull off the impact foam at either end of the cross member.

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Unplug the horn connector.

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Unscrew the x6 T30 (Torx) bolts to the plastic bumper mounting rail....

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....slide the two connectors from its bracket and remove the rail.

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Undo the x2 10mm nuts and x4 15mm bolts at either end of the cross member. Don't fully undo the bottom two bolts at the left facing corner, this will allow the cross member to hang.

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On the radiator bottom hose connector, push the retaining clip in then pull the connector off.

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Undo the 10mm bolt to the intercooler hose bracket at both ends.

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Undo the 10mm bolt to the condenser pipe bracket (left facing).

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Undo the x2 8mm bolts to the condenser shroud....

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.....push together the prongs (from behind) at the top corners, extract and remove the shroud.

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Undo the x4 8mm bolts to the condenser.....

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and the x2 to the intercooler.

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Unclip the intercooler hoses by the brackets, squeeze the head of the retaining clip and release the intercooler bracket.....

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.....then pull the intercoolers bottom lugs free from the grommets.

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Squeeze the head of the retaining clip to release the condenser and carefully hang the part on the cross member.

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Undo the hose to the header tank.

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Slide the vacuum actuator off of the back of the radiator fan.

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Slide the retaining clip on the top radiator hose connector and pull the hose off.

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Undo the x2 T40 bolts holding the top corners of the radiator.

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Undo the 8mm bolt to the fan resister and unplug the connector to the fan.

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The radiator can now come out. If you are changing the radiator for a new one then take off the top corner mounts....

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.....undo the x2 8mm bolts to the fan....

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....unclip the header tank hose....

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....and remove the x2 rubber grommets that the intercooler sits in.

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It's not a pretty sight!!

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