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does anyone have a install guide or has anyone replaced the radiator in their charger want to share how they did it? i just got a stock replacement radiator for my 06 daytona since its leaking and trying to get it done asap..thanks

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This is straight out of the service manual. You can download the manual for free if you search this site for the link. The download would give you some pictures as well.

RADIATOR
REMOVAL
1. DIsconnect negative battery cable.
2. Drain cooling system (Refer to 7 - COOLING -
STANDARD PROCEDURE).
3. Remove upper radiator hose (2).
4. Remove upper radiator closure panels (1).
5. Remove radiator fan assembly (4) (Refer to 7 -
COOLING/ENGINE/RADIATOR FAN - REMOVAL).
6. Raise vehicle.
7. Remove lower splash shield.
8. Remove lower radiator hose (1).
9. Remove lower condenser mount bolts.
10. Lower vehicle.
11. Remove upper radiator hose.
CAUTION: Bolts have a tread locker on them, use
hand tools to remove the upper radiator mounting
bolts.
12. Remove upper radiator mounting brackets (1) and
bolts (2).
13. Remove upper condenser mounting bolts.
14. Separate condenser assembly from radiator.
15. Tilt radiator toward engine and remove radiator
from vehicle.
CLEANING
Clean radiator fins are necessary for good heat transfer. The radiator and air conditioning fins should be cleaned
when an accumulation of debris has occurred. With the engine cold, apply cold water and compressed air to the
back (engine side) of the radiator to flush the radiator and/or A/C condenser of debris.
INSPECTION
Inspect the radiator tanks for cracks, broken or missing fittings also inspect the joint where the tanks seam up to the
radiator core for signs of leakage and/or deteriorating seals.
Inspect radiator core for corroded, bent or missing cooling fins. Inspect the core for bent or damaged cooling tubes.
INSTALLATION
1. Position radiator into engine compartment. Seat the
radiator assembly lower rubber isolators into the
mounting holes in radiator lower support.
2. Install radiator mounting bracket (1) and bolts (2).
Tighten to 12 N·m (106 in. lbs.).
3. Position condenser on radiator and install upper
mounting bolts. Tighten bolts to 6 N·m (50 in. lbs.).
4. Raise vehicle.
5. Install lower condenser mounting bolts. Tighten
bolts to 10 N·m (88 in. lbs.)
6. Install lower radiator hose (1) and clamp.
7. Lower vehicle.
8. Install the radiator fan (Refer to 7 - COOLING/ENGINE/
RADIATOR FAN - INSTALLATION).
9. Install upper radiator upper hose. Align hose so it
does not interfere with the accessory drive belt or
engine. Position hose clamp so it will not interfere
with the hood.
10. Install upper radiator closure panels.
11. Connect negative cable.
12. Fill cooling system with coolant (Refer to 7 -
COOLING - STANDARD PROCEDURE).
13. Operate engine until it reaches normal operating
temperature. Check cooling system and automatic
transmission for correct fluid levels.
 

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That's a big job, hope you have Shop access. Don't drink too much beer - until the job is done. The only decent tool I have is a Torque wrench that has never been used. Let me know if you need it.

Gonna put Mopar-Red coolant and distilled water in?
 

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Thanks Dennis. My shop is my driveway. Lol but yea shouldn't be to bad I do this stuff all the time just never touched the charger. Thanks for the offer I'll be using the prestone any make n color stuff
 

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Hey guys sorry it took so long to reply back about the install..whole process was pretty easy took me about 3hrs with everything and then a big shout to both hemi31 and wicked for telling me how to bleed it and now everything is great. Went with the heavyduty performance radiator one for $150. Looks exactly the same and is great.
 

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Hey my radiator just took a crap. Can you explain the bleed part of it for me. Just want to do this myself. Dealer wants $700. Radiator and coolant cost me $160. Plan on doing this job next week. :banana:
 

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Yea dealers are crazy lol. I just filled it up to the max then with the car off still you open the lil Allen screw on the waterpump and wait for the coolant to start and leak out then tighten it and start her up. May have to bleed again and refill after it's cooled down. Hope this helps :)
 

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Cant find link 06 Charger SXT Service Manuel... any help please?
After searching the net for a while, I found a link that STILL works for manual downloads. You want to get the "2006-LX-SM.zip" and the uncompress it after it is downloaded. There are other manuals that might be useful.

http://www.bellybuttonporn.com/manuals/
 

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What Brand?

Hey guys sorry it took so long to reply back about the install..whole process was pretty easy took me about 3hrs with everything and then a big shout to both hemi31 and wicked for telling me how to bleed it and now everything is great. Went with the heavyduty performance radiator one for $150. Looks exactly the same and is great.
I have to do this this week... 400 at a repair shop.
What brand and where did you get the radiator you swapped out?

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They run $80 -120 or so on the websites like Rock Auto or Parts Geeks for them. I bought mine off of a craigslist listing at a local shop for $85 here in Ustoned.. It was an exact match for mine..

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