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P/S cooler assembly --

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by erics_bruisers, Jul 27, 2003.

  1. erics_bruisers

    erics_bruisers

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    Hey all --

    So I spent the larger part of my weekend with my 80 -- flushing the coolant system, swappin ATF, P/S and P/B fluids for synthetic, etc. --

    -- pretty easy, except for the P/S cooler assembly replacement --

    I noticed a few weeks ago that this was getting pretty rusty and in parts it looks pretty nasty, so I ordered a new one (picture attached) -- this thing was NOT cheap, coming in at around $200 --

    -- well, yesterday, I attempted to swap out the old for the new -- that lasted for a painful couple of hours -- I was under my truck, loosening screws which were basically upside down from my vantage point, all in the end to realize I couldn't get the old assembly out/put the new one in without pulling the radiator up -- something I really didn't want to do at this point --

    -- before I go to my dealer, is there any one who has easily and successfully replaced this messy assembly? It looks like it goes bad pretty quick (well, I do have a '94 -- ::)), so I'm sure someone else has run in to this --

    eric
     
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    Just spoke to the dealer -- we're looking at 2 hrs. labor on Wednesday... :'( :'( :'(
     
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    Eric,

    I spent some time under mine yesterday and it looks like the radiator has to come out. :mad:

    Dan.
     
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    Thanks for this, Dan -- I'll expect 2 hours --

    Also, I just placed my three-month foster in Watsonville, Calif -- he turned out VERY handsome -- a great dog -- used a transport service (feathers and furs vanlines) and cost only $310 -- split it with his (Beau's) momma --

    eric
     
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    I just called the mechanic on this -- he said it is a PAIN to put in -- :eek: :eek: :eek:

    -- he said it was nothing to do with pulling the radiator, but instead he needed to "lift the frame" a bit --

    -- hope he doesn't scratch anything under there -- KIDDING! :p

    eric
     
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    I just got back -- the mechanic (who's a great guy) said he had to lift the body off the frame by loosening the two front mounts (and maybe more) -- he had to remove the cooling fan to do this (so it didn't hit the shroud) -- then he slipped the cooler assy. sideways out of the truck --

    -- 2.5 hours labor he charged me, Toyota charges 4 --

    -- back in business!

    :)

    eric