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Old 07-14-2012, 01:51 AM   #1
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Power Steering Cooling Coil removal

I need to change my Power Steering Cooling Coil, this thing is in front of the radiator, my question is: Can I remove the radiator partially without removing the expansion tank? So I can replace the Cooling Coil... Thanks...
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The expansion tank is attached to the radiator.
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Old 07-14-2012, 02:29 AM   #3
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I know, but I don't know if you can move the radiator without removing the expansion tank... Does anybody replace the cooling coil?
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Old 07-14-2012, 10:08 AM   #4
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Why do you need to replace it? It is a simple U-pipe, made of metal, what can be wrong with it (unless there was an accident)?
As to 'partial removal of rad', I'd say - no. You'll be unable even slightly move the rad with the expansion tank still on. Unless, you remove the alternator. But still, it will be extremely awkward if possible at all.
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Old 07-14-2012, 10:16 AM   #5
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OP, make sure that the leak that's prompting you to change this coil is really the source of the leak...PS fluid or oil could be leaking on it from elsewhere. Although the crimps have been know to leak, I think usually it's the o-rings in the coupling.

Off hand I have to say I thought it was accessible without removing the radiator...and it might be on mine and not yours.

The radiator is pretty easy to remove though, and if you have to, I'd probably toss in whatever cooling systems parts you can afford while at it...some nice blue fluid, maybe treat yourself to other PS hoses too, and the infamous PS reservoir cap gasket...my second favorite part of the car!
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Do you have the special tool to take off the fluid hose?
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Thank you guys for your replies, I replaced the hoses that goes to the coil but one of the coil terminal got damage and when I put back the new hose it start leaking... I finish putting everything apart today, I remove the expansion tank and radiator, after that just one pin support the condenser (the coil is on front of the condenser), I remove it partially and I could access the coil.... I'm waiting for the part to put everything back together... The expansion tank looks good but my car has 170,000 miles on it so I might replace it... Thanks again...
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