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post #1 of 11 Old 04-28-2010, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
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TJ Grill removal

Ok i am getting ready to start my trans cooler install project and my only question is the grill removal. What does it take to remove it? I know of the bolts sinside the fenders and the two rods that run back to the firewall area what else am i missing?

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post #2 of 11 Old 04-29-2010, 07:09 AM
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There is a body mount bolt at the bottom right in the middle too.
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post #3 of 11 Old 04-29-2010, 07:11 AM
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Coolant hoses to the radiator.

And a couple plugs for the lights.
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post #4 of 11 Old 04-29-2010, 11:51 AM Thread Starter
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Coolant hoses to the radiator.

And a couple plugs for the lights.
do you mean pulling the radiator out with it? i thought you seperated the condenser and radiator from the grill to remove it?
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post #5 of 11 Old 04-29-2010, 12:07 PM
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If I pull the grill, I usually pull the radiator with it.

If you pull the radiator from the grill, you'll still have to disconnect the hoses and set the radiator aside.

I didn't think of this before, but it just struck me, why are you pulling the grill to install a tranny cooler?
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If I pull the grill, I usually pull the radiator with it.

If you pull the radiator from the grill, you'll still have to disconnect the hoses and set the radiator aside.

I didn't think of this before, but it just struck me, why are you pulling the grill to install a tranny cooler?
i figured the grill would need to be moved to get the cooler inside of it and to mount it easier? is there an easier way it would sure make my life easier lol
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Yea, it will be easier to leave the grill in the Jeep.

That way you do not have to drain your coolant.

You can unbolt the top 2 bolts for the radiator on both sides and then tip it back a little. That will give you enough room to slide the tranny cooler inside the grill.
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Yea, it will be easier to leave the grill in the Jeep.

That way you do not have to drain your coolant.

You can unbolt the top 2 bolts for the radiator on both sides and then tip it back a little. That will give you enough room to slide the tranny cooler inside the grill.
Depending on your level of ineptitude, it's best to pull the fan blade when you tip it back to keep from punching a hole in the radiator, plus the extra room is nice.

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Depending on your level of ineptitude, it's best to pull the fan blade when you tip it back to keep from punching a hole in the radiator, plus the extra room is nice.
Thats always helpful unless you want to drain the radiator the hard way.

Also depending on the size of your cooler, I put mine in through the headlight holes. Remove headlight, and bucket, its tight but it works.

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Will work for Jeep parts...
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post #10 of 11 Old 05-01-2010, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
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yeah i will most likely need to put it through the grill its a little larger cooler..but itend to take something easy and make it hard so thank yall for the help..
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I also put mine through the headlight hole, it was tight but it fit.

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