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Replacing Radiator - Any tips
So my leaky rad I had last winter, which then fixed itself over the summer (my guess is the heat caused the seals to expand and reseal) has started leaking again now that the cold is here. It's leaking between the aluminum core and the plastic end tanks.
So I'm going to replace it this weekend and just wondering if there are any tips or tricks or things I should do while am replacing it that you guys know of and would like to share with me.
I know it's an easy procedure, but anything to make it easier sure would be nice.
Two questions I have right now:
1. Should I replace the hoses while I'm at it (preventative maintenance) - they are still in pretty good shape.
2. Should I flush the engine block before installing the new rad?
The Jeep is a 98 TJ, with roughly 60,000 miles on it, the cooling system has never been flushed.
Thanks for your help.