2007 Explorer radiator install - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

Explorer, Sport Trac, Mountaineer & Aviator 1991-1994, 1995-2001, 2002-2005, 2006-2010 Ford Explorer

2007 Explorer radiator install

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-31-2010, 11:25 AM
stroker393's Avatar
stroker393 stroker393 is offline
Senior User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Butner,NC
Posts: 286
stroker393 is starting off with a positive reputation.
2007 Explorer radiator install

Got 56000 miles on my '07 4.0 Eddie Bauer and have had a light leak from the radiator for about 4000 miles. Numerous complaints on the net about these radiators in 06-07 models. I'm posting this to give some insight on what I encountered doing the swap and what I found that made the project pretty simple. There are (2) bolts that hold the A/C condenser tight between the side supports for the radiator/condenser and if you loosen these it gives the supports the movement you need to pull the radiator out. If you look down over the radiator in front you will see them and this will make the difference in hours of doing this swap. When you're installing your new one remove the (4) fan shroud clips on the side supports to give ease in sliding the radiator down into the brackets. I took pics of everything and when I have the time I'd like to do a tech article for this installation.

Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 04:34 AM
azsixshooter's Avatar
azsixshooter azsixshooter is offline
New User
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 2
azsixshooter is starting off with a positive reputation.
I'd be interested in a tech article on this. My '06 has a radiator leak and the guys at the garage said it is where the reservoir meets the radiator itself and that stopleak/barsleak doesn't work well for fixing leaks in that area. They quoted me something like $500 to replace the radiator. I should be able to get the part and do it myself at my uncle's place with his help. I didn't know this was a common issue with 06/07 Explorers. TIA.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 02:47 PM
texanranger texanranger is offline
New User
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Monahans
Posts: 16
texanranger is starting off with a positive reputation.
its a common problem with the plastic ford resevoirs. I have put 4 radiators in my 2006 F450 work truck.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 10:48 PM
impish impish is offline
Senior User
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 253
impish is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Originally Posted by texanranger View Post
its a common problem with the plastic ford resevoirs. I have put 4 radiators in my 2006 F450 work truck.
Sometimes these plastic "jobbies" just last forever, sometimes not. I have fortunately had very good luck with them so far, over 200k on the first Expl., 190k on second, now 110k on the third, and no radiator trouble.

But, I HATE the idea of a crimped-on tank!...........
Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2013, 11:18 PM
bryan_h6121 bryan_h6121 is offline
Freshman User
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 43
bryan_h6121 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Maybe a dumb question, but what is the secret to changing the fittings for the tranny lines? advance auto parts sold me a small plastic "tool" for removing the old fittings and its not working, any suggestions on where i can find an online manual or web site detailing the replacement of the fittings would be a great help.
Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2013, 07:09 PM
RhinoScores RhinoScores is offline
Senior User
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: sourthern NJ
Posts: 228
RhinoScores is starting off with a positive reputation.
I have to replace the radiaotor in my 2007. I'd love to ee the pics if you can either post or email them. Anyone know of a step by step procedure.
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Radiator Support Bolts for a 48-52 GreatNorthWoods 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 21 01-04-2016 02:16 PM
Radiator mounting questions xjpilot 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 6 12-10-2013 09:06 AM
Radiator relocation kit? 2FordTrucks 1967 - 1972 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 15 10-20-2013 11:38 AM
Function of external condenser 59INA40 1961 - 1966 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 4 04-01-2010 03:28 PM
6.0 Intercooler Install Writeup jtharvey 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 20 03-14-2008 09:39 AM

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums >

06, 07, 2006, 2007, 2010, change, explorer, f150, ford, instaling, install, installing, mount, radiator, sport, trac

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:58 AM.

This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.