I can't get my radiator out my 02 vw beetle turbo.
Please help me.
I have removed the front bumper and the fans. But the radiator is not coming out, like something else is holding it. I don't know what.
Follow around the edges. It would be kind of dumb if the radiator was only held in by the hoses, fan shroud and bumper lol. There is probably a brace on one of the sides (in a terrible to get to place, more likely than not) that you may have missed. I seem to also remember some bracketry on the bottom where the grill connects. Maybe there is something down there.
You can detach the 2 from the front. No need to discharge the AC system. Just make sure you have a 5 gallon bucket with some bricks to support the condenser as it will not be attached to anything. That's why it is suggested to discharge/detach the condenser/ac system. The picture is before I removed the supports and such but I used the same bucket and bricks. Take your time and enjoy. It's a process but easy process.
I have removed the front clip and am in the process of trying to remove the radiator with no luck. The frame that everything sits in is loose. So what exactly do I need to do to get the radiator out without taking the condensor out. I can see all the hoses and electrical connectors need to be removed but what bolts/screws need to be removed and in what order? Do I remove the fans and then begin trying to remove the radiator. Any help would be greatly appreciated.