312C Excavator 3064 Engine Supplement Radiator - Remove Caterpillar

Radiator - Remove
1.1. Removal Procedure

Removal Procedure

Start By:

  1. Remove the fan guard. Refer to Disassembly and Assembly Manual, "Fan Guard - Remove and Install".
  2. Remove the fan. Refer to Disassembly and Assembly Manual, "Fan - Remove and Install".

Table 1
Required Tools    
Tool     Part Number     Description     Qty    
A     138-7573     Link Bracket     2    


Care must be taken to ensure that fluids are contained during performance of inspection, maintenance, testing, adjusting and repair of the product. Be prepared to collect the fluid with suitable containers before opening any compartment or disassembling any component containing fluids.

Refer to Special Publication, NENG2500, "AVSpare Tools and Shop Products Guide" for tools and supplies suitable to collect and contain fluids on AVSpare products.

Dispose of all fluids according to local regulations and mandates.

------ WARNING! ------

At operating temperature, the engine coolant is hot and under pressure.

Steam can cause personal injury.

Check the coolant level only after the engine has been stopped and the fill cap is cool enough to touch with your bare hand.

Remove the fill cap slowly to relieve pressure.

Cooling system conditioner contains alkali. Avoid contact with the skin and eyes to prevent personal injury.


------ WARNING! ------

Climbing equipment may be required to access this service point. Refer to the Operation and Maintenance Manual, "Mounting and Dismounting" topic for safety information.


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  1. Remove plate assembly (1) which is located under the radiator.

  1. Drain the coolant from the cooling system into a suitable container for storage or for disposal. Refer to the first six Steps of Operation and Maintenance Manual, SEBU7424-01, "Cooling System Coolant (ELC) - Change" for the procedure to drain the cooling system.

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  1. Loosen clamp (2), and remove upper radiator hose (3) from radiator (4) .

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  1. Loosen clamp (5), and remove lower radiator hose (6) from the radiator.

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  1. Remove the two top mounting bolts from the radiator. Use the bolts to fasten Tooling (A) to the radiator. Attach an appropriate lifting device to Tooling (A). The radiator weighs approximately 57 kg (126 lb).

  1. Remove the bolts, and remove the radiator shroud.

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  1. Open left, rear door (7). Swing out hydraulic oil cooler (9) in order to access the radiator. Remove bolts (8) which fasten the radiator to the support. Use the lifting device to remove radiator (10) .