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How Do I Change a Radiator in a Saxo 1.1?

Updated April 17, 2017

Changing the radiator in your Citroen Saxo 1.1 is a necessary step if the radiator has become corroded and damaged. Replacing the radiator on the Saxo is usually a job that for a professional mechanic, as it involves taking apart a large number of hoses, but if you feel confident in your abilities, replacing the radiator will take you an afternoon. You can order a replacement radiator for your Saxo 1.1 from your local auto-parts shop.

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  1. Lift up the bonnet of your Saxo and remove the negative cable from the battery by disconnecting the clamp bolt on the terminal with a socket wrench.

  2. Place the drain pan underneath the radiator on your Saxo. Remove the drain plug at the bottom of the radiator and drain the coolant into the drain pan.

  3. Disconnect the electrical connector that connects the radiator fan to the adaptor. Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the screws attached to the fan housing. Slide the fan up and away from the radiator.

  4. Use a flathead screwdriver to remove the bolts that hold the clamps to the upper and lower radiator hoses. Place the drain pan underneath the hoses to collect any coolant left in the hoses. Pull the hoses out of the radiator.

  5. Remove the hex-shaped bolt attached to the transmission line using a hex wrench. Disconnect the line from the radiator. Use a socket wrench to remove the bolts attached to the condenser bracket on top of the radiator. Lift the radiator out of the Saxo.

  6. Place the new radiator into the Citroen. Reattach the bolts that connect the condenser on top of the radiator. Attach the transmission line back into the radiator and reconnect the hex bolt.

  7. Place the upper and lower radiator hoses back in the radiator and secure in place by reattaching the clamps. Slide the fan back into the vehicle and reattach the two screws to the housing.

  8. Screw the cap off the top of the radiator and pour coolant back into the radiator. Place the negative cable back on the battery terminal and reattach the clamp bolt.

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Things You'll Need

  • Drain pan
  • Screwdriver set
  • Socket wrench set
  • New radiator

About the Author

John Johnston began writing in 2006 for article sites such as SN&CK Media, and has a large wealth of experience in writing automotive repair and electronics articles. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in sports journalism from the University of Central Lancashire.

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