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- 96 golf radiator replacement
- Wiley Post
December 24, 2010, 11:05 pm
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radiators on older cars with less crowded engine compartments and not AT or
AC. What is the level of difficulty in making this replacement? A VW
mechanic with a pretty good reputation calculates this to be a $416 job
based on $140 radiator, 3 hours labor @ $80, fluids, etc. but I will do the
job myself unless the NG points out special difficulties.
Re: 96 golf radiator replacement
While you're in there, may as well replace the hoses. They're WAY
easier to get at while the front end is off!
Also, replace the fan belt.
Just in case, have the plastic tube for the engine oil dipstick handy.
The dealers used to stock them, but that was several years ago. They
said they get broken all the time. I could never manage to not break it
while working in that area.
Do the auto's have a tranny cooler mounted to the front cross member?
Any 'gotcha's' with that? Good time to R&R the tranny fluid?
'95 Jetta GLS (gone)
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