RADIATOR SUPPORT ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT (Cont).
If damaged, remove coolant recovery
reservoir bracket from bottom left of
radiator support assembly (1). If
damaged, remove 2 upper cushion
bodies (14) from radiator support
If installing new radiator support
assembly (1), remove all attaching
hardware from radiator support
Use caution when handling sheet
metal, Sheet metal has numerous
sharp edges and splinters. Failure
to follow this caution may result in
injury to personnel.
if installing front end panel and
support, perform step 7.
If removed, install coolant recovery reservoir bracket to bottom left of radiator support
assembly (1). If removed, install all attaching hardware to radiator support assembly. If
removed, install 2 upper cushion bodies (14) to radiator support brackets (15).
Position radiator support assembly (1) in truck while pulling outward on front of fenders (7) to
gain clearance. At each radiator support bracket (15) loosely install washer (13), bolt (12),
lower cushion body (16), retainer (17), and nut (18).
If truck is equipped with winterization kits, it may be necessary to raise
fenders (7) using a suitable jack and wooden block, to aid in alinement.
Loosely install 10 bolts (6) securing sides of radiator support assembly (1) to 2 fenders (7).
Loosely install 6 bolts (11) securing bottom of radiator support assembly to 2 fender skirts (9).
Fully tighten bolts (6 and 11).
At each fender (7), tighten 7 fender-to-fender skirt bolts (10). Tighten bolt (8) to 35 Ib.-ft.