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Radiator swap.. is it hard to do???

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    Radiator swap.. is it hard to do???

    I have a 99 trans am. The only problems I've had with this car have been cooling issues. At about 108,000 miles I had to replace the water pump. Now I have 124,000 miles and its leaking fluid again so I took it some where and they said I had a crack in the radiator. Soo my question is how hard is it to replace the radiator?? They told me that it would ADD on an additional hour and a half for labor because something to do with the a/c being hooked on to the radiator or something?

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    I haven't done one on a new f-body however I have done many on other old chevy's. They aren't bad at all. I don't know how much they will charge for labor however, If it were me, Tackle it yourself, Get a chiltons or heyes manual. they are good references. Might take a few hours but a case of beers and a buddy or two and you'll have a good time. + you'll get the satisfaction of doing it yourself.

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    Do it your self. It's not that hard. AC stuff doesn't have to be disconnected. Follow the instructions (parts concerning radiator removal) here. http://ls1howto.com/index.php?article=2

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    Thanks guys I appreciate the help

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