WARNING: Never remove the radiator cap under any conditions while the engine is operating. Failure to follow these instructions could result in personal injury and/or damage to the cooling system or engine. To avoid having scalding hot coolant or steam blow out of the radiator, use extreme care when removing the radiator cap from a hot radiator. Wait until the engine has cooled, then wrap a thick cloth around the radiator cap and turn it slowly to the first stop. Step back while the pressure is released from the cooling system. When you are certain all the pressure has been released, press down on the radiator cap (with a cloth) turn and remove.
Radiator hoses should be checked as directed in the applicable maintenance schedule. Install new hoses whenever they become cracked rotted or have a tendency to collapse.
Drain the radiator.
Release the hose clamps and position out of the way.
Slide the hoses off each connection. Remove the hoses from the vehicle.
CAUTION: Reposition the clamps beyond the bead and place in the center of the clamping surface of the connections. Constant-tension hose clamps must be installed inside the alignment marks or engine coolant leaks and engine damage may occur.
Position the hose clamps at least 50.8 mm (2 inches) from each end of the hose.
Slide the hoses on the connections.
Position the hose clamps in the center of the clamping position at least 3.2 mm (0.13 inch) from end of hose.