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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing radiator, Golf, Golf SV, Golf Estate

  Note
Radiator and water radiator for charge air cooling circuit are removed together.
Removing
–  Drain coolant → Chapter.
–  Remove radiator cowl → Chapter.
–  Remove front bumper cover → General body repairs, exterior; Rep. gr.63.
   
–  Lift retaining clip -arrow- and disconnect coolant hose (top right) from water radiator for charge air cooling circuit.
 

Removing and installing radiator, Golf, Golf SV, Golf Estate

–  Lift retaining clip -arrow- and disconnect coolant hose (top left) from radiator.
 

Removing and installing radiator, Golf, Golf SV, Golf Estate

–  Remove centre guide profile -A- from lock carrier -arrows-.
 

Removing and installing radiator, Golf, Golf SV, Golf Estate

–  Release fastener -arrow- and remove cover -1- towards front.
 

Removing and installing radiator, Golf, Golf SV, Golf Estate

–  Unclip air duct -2- downwards on both sides -arrow B-.
–  Release catches on both sides -arrow A- and detach condenser -3- from water cooler for charge air cooling circuit -1-.
–  Tie up condenser to lock carrier.
 

Removing and installing radiator, Golf, Golf SV, Golf Estate

–  Using diagonal pliers, pinch off fasteners -arrows- for radiator mounting on left and right. Push radiator with water radiator for charge air cooling circuit (top) slightly towards the rear.
  Note
The radiator mounting will be reused when reinstalling the radiator. It will then be bolted to lock carrier. Bolts → ETKA (Electronic Parts Catalogue).
–  Detach radiator with water radiator for charge air cooling circuit.
 

Removing and installing radiator, Golf, Golf SV, Golf Estate

–  Press locking tabs on left and right sides of radiator simultaneously -arrow-, and detach radiator from water cooler for charge air cooling circuit.
Installing
Installation is carried out in the reverse order; note the following:
  Note
If there are minor dents in the fins, refer to → Chapter.
Renew O-rings.
–  Use bolts to secure radiator mountings, whose fasteners have been pinched off, to lock carrier -arrows-. Bolts → ETKA (Electronic Parts Catalogue).
 

Removing and installing radiator, Golf, Golf SV, Golf Estate

Specified torque: 5 Nm
–  Install front bumper cover → General body repairs, exterior; Rep. gr.63.
–  Install radiator cowl → Chapter.
–  Connect coolant hose with plug-in connector to radiator → Fig..
–  Replenish coolant → Anchor.
  Note
Do not reuse coolant which has been drained off.
Specified torques
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - radiator and radiator fan“
 

Removing and installing radiator, Golf, Golf SV, Golf Estate

Assembly overview - radiator cowl and radiator fan
1 -  Bolt 5 Nm 2 -  Radiator cowl Removing and installing → Chapter 3 -  ...

Removing and installing radiator cowling
Removing –  Release hose clip -1- and detach air hose.     –  Un ...

Other materials:

Nuts and bolts
Loosen and tighten bolts and securing nuts for covers and housings diagonally. Avoid canting particularly sensitive parts such as comtrol motor with control unit. Loosen and tighten them diagonally in stages. ...

Removing and installing TV tuner, eGolf
Special tools and workshop equipment required     Protective cap for wiring harness connector -VAS 6223/9- If the control unit is replaced, select the Replace function of the resp ...

Removing and installing intermittent wiper switch -E22-
  Note The turn signal switch -E2-, cruise control system switch -E45- and intermittent wiper switch -E22- are combined to form the steering column combination switch -E595-. These switches cannot be separated. ...

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