Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Belleville michigan
Re: need help with '85 Crown Vic Radiator
Really nothing to it for a 85, you have (4) 7/16" bolts on the fan, them (2) 1/2" bolts then pull the fan and shroud out at the same time. Then you have a drain cock on the lower left, screw it in and let it drain, get lots of water on stan by to delute it. Then disconet the upper and lower hoses. then disconnect the (2) trans lines on the right, one side is 9/16" and the radiatot has 5/8", best to turn the outer one (9/16) so you don't damage the lines. Then you have (2) 9/16" bolts and the thing comes right out. Reverse to install. Also its best to replace the thermostat, its in the houseing of the upper hose on the intake, (2) 1/2" bolts, best to replace the gasket too. Its also best to run a flush kit with 50/50 antifreeze (some prefer 70 antifreeze/30 water). It looks like a lot from the typing, its really a 2 hour job alone, not including flush kit.