How to Replace a Radiator (Complete Guide)

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Leaking Radiator? Learn how to replace a radiator in your car or truck. Radiator replacement is easy and I show you how to replace your radiator hoses, thermostat, water pump and coolant.
How to Super Flush your Cooling System:
CarQuest LIFETIME warranty Radiator:
Hose Clamps:
Radiator Hoses:
No Spill Funnel:
Flare-nut Wrenches:
Thanks Advance Auto Parts for providing the radiator and supporting cooling system parts so I could make the video!
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  • Get your daily "FIX" here on Instagram (like the turbo kit I am about to post): Also, I got another discount code for 25% off your entire order from Advance Auto... Use code "RADIATOR" for 25% off anything (not just radiators). I got that code for you guys and for myself lol... I dont make any money off of it and the idea is to try to make fixing your car even more affordable, so put it to good use!!!

    ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 metus
    • @Adam Honda98 yes he has

      Rhodrigo FariesRhodrigo FariesPrieš 5 dienų
    • I've been using chrisfix25 and it still works

      Jakey JuneJakey JunePrieš 22 dienas
    • Why don't you you use silicone hoses ?

      Ragnar IronspearRagnar IronspearPrieš mėn
    • Great video! I would add to change the belt unless you replaced recently.

      A M.BA M.BPrieš mėn
    • Can u show how to diagnose the cause of a overheated car and how to fix it?

      The KingThe KingPrieš mėn
  • thank you, this helped me alot

    Ethan SweetlandEthan SweetlandPrieš 38 minučių
  • I thought only Subarus have engines like that.

    pavel karpenkopavel karpenkoPrieš 10 val
  • I love having a truck like Chris. Its like he's showing only me what to do

    markus huttomarkus huttoPrieš 2 dienas
  • my car requires the hole front side unmounted to reach the radiator including intercooler...that is not a beautifull sight when unmounted...

    Speedy DannySpeedy DannyPrieš 2 dienas
  • Bro your dog looks like he just did an engine change 😧

    Nas BoostNas BoostPrieš 4 dienas
  • Best video on how to with do and don't. This is also the best video on line that I have seen ever, for explaining and teaching. And I watch a lot LTworlds. He is very detailed and keeps to the point! No men folk left in my family. My dad never went to a mechanic and I have expirenced high overcharge prices because that's usually what happens when you are a female. So thank you for sharing your talent. I would rate this video on a scale of 1 thru 10 I would go over and say 100 stars.

    Helena OHelena OPrieš 4 dienas
  • Chris fix: *leaves truck alone for two weeks* Chipmunk: "It's free real estate"

    thedarkrocker333thedarkrocker333Prieš 5 dienų
    • @ChrisFix 🤣🤣🤣

      thedarkrocker333thedarkrocker333Prieš 4 dienas
    • Pretty much haha

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 5 dienų
  • Do I have to change the hoses and get a new thermostat? And if so can I just replace the radiator and then do the thermostat in a couple of weeks?

    Davey JonesDavey JonesPrieš 6 dienų
  • Hi Chris, I was wondering that the grill/fins in front of the radiator was, it also looks similar to a radiator, you can see it at 9:08 . thanks, your videos have been great, just bought a 2003 holden astra convertible, and it didn't come with any manuals so I'm looking to secure those before i take a solid crack at my overheating problem.

    HariuHariuPrieš 8 dienų
    • aha, not so well unfortunately, I took out the battery to see the thermostat housing and when i reattached it I'm getting an electronics error check engine light, might be a bad battery or a short somewhere. car is in safe mode and won't shift gears. Still keen to give it a solid crack though! will use a multimeter and test voltage

      HariuHariuPrieš 6 dienų
    • That is the condenser for the air conditioning system! And let me know how that all goes!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 8 dienų
  • i think the hole of the radiator is intentional, i might be wrong.

    Christian Jeorge CathagChristian Jeorge CathagPrieš 12 dienų
  • How do you find the leak ?

    Predator 06Predator 06Prieš 13 dienų
  • Hold on, Replace radiator AND the radiator cap?! it doesn't come with a cap? thats... kinda bullshit if you ask me, like selling a waterbottle without a lid

    SophiaSophiaPrieš 14 dienų
  • Chipmunk Watching This Video Be Like: 😒😡🥺😰😱

    Munna BhaiMunna BhaiPrieš 14 dienų
  • Honestly, ChrisFix is one of the main reasons I love cars

    Mostly Ghostly - GamingMostly Ghostly - GamingPrieš 15 dienų
  • Wow so clean after

    the hero cat channel 55the hero cat channel 55Prieš 16 dienų
  • 3:32 driftstang takes on crowd😂

    Xxlegit DashxXXxlegit DashxXPrieš 17 dienų
  • 3:30 look at the video under the how to do the motor swap o-o

    RickyRod99RickyRod99Prieš 17 dienų
  • Damn really hope I wont have to do this to my car 😬🤞

    Dionte MurphyDionte MurphyPrieš 18 dienų
  • What Mazda truck is that? I really like the body style

    carlos Ramoscarlos RamosPrieš 20 dienų
  • Great Video Mate

    MOMOPrieš 20 dienų
  • nice video lmao he said flare nut so many times

    Vitaly JVitaly JPrieš 21 dieną
  • who needs UEI when we have chris??

    J CJ CPrieš 21 dieną
  • This truck was given a new life when Chris bought it

    Jakey JuneJakey JunePrieš 22 dienas
  • I pulled a radiator out of my 1990 Ford ranger parts truck, and the radiator was so bad it was rotted out. I drug a wrench across the front of it and it flaked apart! I was even able to stick my finger through it without any pressure at all. It was insane.

    02 Explorer02 ExplorerPrieš mėn
  • 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

    JIM CaseJIM CasePrieš mėn
  • Hey, Chris. I went and checked my coolant protection with an antifreeze tester, the good old fashioned squeeze bulb type with the arrow indicator, and I am protected down to -45 degrees Fahrenheit, and boil over protection to 268 degrees Fahrenheit. I couldn’t be happier😊thnx for making such badass videos

    Trisha HoustonTrisha HoustonPrieš mėn
  • My heat isn’t working and the top hose gets hot but bottom hose is cold. What could it be? I changed the thermostat. Plz help Chrisfix

    Lou VLou VPrieš mėn
  • My old radiator sprung a big leak so sadly I had to put on my new radiator and hoses prior to doing a flush :(

    Geraldo NievesGeraldo NievesPrieš mėn
  • hello chris fix, can you do a video how to direct a radiator fan to a battery ? that when you turn the key on the fan also turns

    Bana-ay JovertBana-ay JovertPrieš mėn
    • Thanks for the video idea!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
  • Some cars you have to remove the ac condensor to replace radiator which involves clearing and charging the ac refrigerant

    Jonathan TejadaJonathan TejadaPrieš mėn
  • Meanwhile... Hey guys... Chip Fix here... and today I'm going to show you how to store your nuts in this guy's Mazda Truck using just available acorns you're likely to have in the yard...

    Bryan Del MonteBryan Del MontePrieš mėn
    • Haha yesss

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
  • Could you please do a You Tube video about the pros and cons of using engine block repair & radiator sealers as there are some Videos on You Tube about engine damage caused by using some of these products. Especially those metallic sealers containing liquid glass which is said to cause damage if these products enter the oil through cracks in the cooling system ? Your opinion on these products would be helpful.

  • I've also found that squeezing the coolant hoses helps disperse air pockets down lower. Great video btw.

    Mason KneedlerMason KneedlerPrieš mėn
  • How did that truck cool down with that junk radiator?! You're the best car mechanic I needed to change a radiator and a coolant pump that was expensive, but I searched how to change radiator I found Chris Fix I learned how to change a radiator and it saved me a ton of money

    Omar RamaOmar RamaPrieš mėn
  • It's that simple!!!

    Alessio AntonucciAlessio AntonucciPrieš mėn
  • How do you know that your replacement radiator is the correct size? Auto zone had 2 sizes of radiator for my 1994 22re Toyota pickup truck 4cylinder

    Leo NardoLeo NardoPrieš mėn
  • Can you show how to clean the outside of the radiator inside de car?

    P MP MPrieš mėn
  • Thank you for your videos make me feel like I can be a mechanic as well

    Major CallowayMajor CallowayPrieš mėn
  • Haha while I'm down here, I might as well replace my entire engine REAL QUICK 😂😂😂

    Eric PEric PPrieš mėn
  • This is so helpful to me as i am just getting into cars and have a 94 chevy that has everything broken under the sunz

    Cory DuncanCory DuncanPrieš mėn
    • @ChrisFix will do thanks for the responce💙

      Cory DuncanCory DuncanPrieš mėn
    • I'm glad you find the video helpful! Let me know how working on that car goes!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
  • Wow

    Akash GarageAkash GaragePrieš mėn
  • Does he have a video of maintenance to do on your car cause it seems like everything will break

    Kody N. FelixKody N. FelixPrieš mėn
  • Sorry mr chipmunk 🐿 5:27

    Markus_54 Alayleo MontalvoMarkus_54 Alayleo MontalvoPrieš mėn
  • Chris you get soooo excited and loud to discuss things lol

    Cody SchleigerCody SchleigerPrieš mėn
  • How dis nigga know what coolant taste like

    big Nibbabig NibbaPrieš mėn
  • Will this work on a 1980 Ford F100

  • Dude make video on push button start installation

    HumairSHumairSPrieš mėn
  • Thought u have to unmount half of the engine to get there :D

    TxTxPrieš mėn
  • All the dislikes are mechanics

    Davood MossadadDavood MossadadPrieš mėn
  • Just here for the opening line, Hey Guys! ChrisFix here 🤣

    ax1302ax1302Prieš mėn
  • chris: good me: ?????? also question: can we reuse the old fluid?

    JoshiniJoshiniPrieš mėn
  • Air bubbles are coming out from the radiator cap after replacing it with a new radiator. What could be the reason?

    Hareesh MaturiHareesh MaturiPrieš mėn
  • people, you should subscribe

    James PengJames PengPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • So I got excited and just took off my radiator before seeing your super flush video. I have the new radiator already but my cooling system is very dirty and looks like rust is caked on the hoses. Should I put the new radiator on then flush?

    Jayke DolanJayke DolanPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • @ChrisFix thanks for the reply man! I’ve been watching your videos for years now and finally built up the courage to start working on my own car! Love the videos

      Jayke DolanJayke DolanPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • I would hook up the old one and do the flush, then put the new one on as you don't want to flush the old stuff through your radiator/parts!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • He make it look too easy and it’s not

    Diante JonesDiante JonesPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • I promise it's as easy as it looks :p

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Excelentet!!!...

    Henrry Alexander De Jesus ReyesHenrry Alexander De Jesus ReyesPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Would you flush the cooling system even with the hole in the radiator?

    MasonMasonPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • 3:13 if you look to the right there are some more Chris fix videos

    Cook PiruCook PiruPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • 10:08 Mr. Bigglesworth

    Bill KelsoeBill KelsoePrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Dude u should do a vid of BUYING. a car

    ??Prieš 2 mėnesius
    • I have a series of doing that! Check it out:

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • I want to become mechanic 👨‍🔧 but it’s lot money and I’m here learning how to do everything thank you Chris 👌👌👌👌👌

    ngabo tuyishimengabo tuyishimePrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Hey Chris, I've located the ect sensor #2 on my mazda 3, which is attached to the bottom of the radiator, but can't figure out how to get to it to change it out.. Any help would be apprecaited!!!

    BJ BoudreauBJ BoudreauPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • 17:43 how yk it’s sweat😳

    VSPFXTVSPFXTPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Changed out the radiator, upper hose, thermostat and sensor, and gasket on my 2003 Elantra today. Adding coolant tomorrow

    Jaylen SmithJaylen SmithPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • To my artisans radiator

    Rizwan MirzaRizwan MirzaPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • I will do radiator tomorrow

    Rizwan MirzaRizwan MirzaPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • When did he get a double din radio in his truck? I can’t find that video, what’s the make and model? I’m trying to buy one

    Nickgator gamesNickgator gamesPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • This guy is loaded with money

    Cameron Masonthe1stCameron Masonthe1stPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • The chipmunk watching this:😐😡😭🙀

    Twaas_ RBLXTwaas_ RBLXPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Bruhhh i eish i saw this ealier i wouldve shown my uncle he got troubles with his radiator it was leaking at the cap and he paid a mechanic to change the whole thing

    Twaas_ RBLXTwaas_ RBLXPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • This place is so tight, also puts the camera in most unconfortable places.😅 nice view points. From you I learned how to change the radiator, hoses, oil pan, filters, transmision, cracked windshield, how to do oil/antifreeze flushes and many more. Now I learn how to change my distribution kit - timing belt, water pump, bearings and at the end pistons, valves, camshafts, springs etc. Thank you Cris

    Popa AdrianPopa AdrianPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Why dont you remove the positive cable from the battery? Isn't that the "dangerous" one? Greetings from a noob from Sweden.

    FuckOff Google+FuckOff Google+Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • Thanks, Chris. I appreciate your excellent videos that help me figure out what the heck I'm doing under my hood. Cheers,

    norcalonline1norcalonline1Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • Cooper had that "He asked me to sit here for something but I’ve no idea what, perhaps he’s taking me for a ride" look.

    Mark HarrisMark HarrisPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Hey cristina a like u videos a lot especially the way u explain thanks a lot a have a little question I have a ford econoline e 350 01 I have no heat and I already replaced the heater core nothing water pump radiator and still nothing I notice that after I change the water pump I star getting a little of heat but still no heat I would really appreciate u help

    Clemente MottoClemente MottoPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • Sorry I misspell u name crist

      Clemente MottoClemente MottoPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Me living in AZ: "what's a thermostat? I pulled that shit out years ago"

    Dead DadDead DadPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Nooo my nuts

    Vikings NationVikings NationPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Awesome job Chris! You have taught me so much! I can’t wait to put this knowledge to work!

    Jordan OrnatJordan OrnatPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • My raidiator coolant whats beyond rusted. And ended up taking a shit. So do I have to flush the system when I replace the radiator?

    luis Gonzalezluis GonzalezPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • I would do a flush ( and then do a radiator replacement!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • And people wonder why labour is so expensive lol

    Give It A RubGive It A RubPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • You are dad

    ChapterChapterPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Who also felt sad for the chipmunk?

    ZeidGhoZeidGhoPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • LOL 😭😭 sorry Chrisfix but I just thought this was funny 6:29

    Sebastian SebastianSebastian SebastianPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Brother I'm from India I'm going to training for mechanic pls gift for tools pls my number 9597363319 what's app

    Vini VinithVini VinithPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • You are just superb..

    Syed AbdulkhaderSyed AbdulkhaderPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • Thanks a lot!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • 1.1k angry chipmunks disliked this video

    Emily ArellanoEmily ArellanoPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • “Out with the old Hoes, In with the new.” -ChrisFix

    Theoldman EustesTheoldman EustesPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • Sorry Mr Chipmunk, but you are gonna have to find a new place to store your nuts.

      AdzeodaAdzeodaPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • 🤣

      AdzeodaAdzeodaPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • 16:40 i am affraid you put little over, when the vehicle is started, the fluid should be between two point. when the vehicle is off, than fluid can be on the top of the point, but in your case it is clearly over. correct me please if i am wrong.

    SpoutnikSpoutnikPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • If antifreeze wasn’t bad for you I think Chris would drink it

    DylanPlaysRoblox2443DylanPlaysRoblox2443Prieš 3 mėnesius
  • My sister had a messed up radiator and paid like $800 to fix it at a shop kinda sucks when I learned how easy it was to do at home

    Soggy PotatoSoggy PotatoPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • Darn! Fortunately you know how to do it now so you can save money in the future!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Damn good explanation.. thanks buddy

    Diggydy-DazDiggydy-DazPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • Thanks a lot!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • If I replace the new water pump , do I need adjust the time ming bell is it right.

    Kiet TangKiet TangPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • You shouldn't have to!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • 🐿:😡😡😡

    King ZenityKing ZenityPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Yo bro shoot to you bro thank you for using my store I love your videos advance Auto 💯

    Justin DeVoreJustin DeVorePrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Chris: Sorry Mr Chipmunk you'll have to find another place to store your nuts *while vacuuming them up* Mr Chipmunk watching Chris vacuum his nuts from the nearby tree: 😱 🤣🤣🤣

    Mika LoveMika LovePrieš 3 mėnesius
  • We need justice for the chipmunk

    Rory AtkinsonRory AtkinsonPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • I always watch this video every now and then. Great work Chris.

    Anthony Jackson JrAnthony Jackson JrPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Me chipmunks gets sorry hahaha I like that and Chris says hahahaha

    Edward SheikhEdward SheikhPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • my grandfather used curry powder in his radiator. .. hahaha old geezer i miss him .

    posted edited 70 years agoposted edited 70 years agoPrieš 3 mėnesius