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Old 06-16-2007, 08:40 PM   #1
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Do I Need new grommets/brackets for my radiator?

I can't find this anywhere, but my 98's radiator is pretty wobbly at the top, the bottom doesn't move. I'm wondering if this has contributed to the demise of my cooling fans. There's a lot of space in the grommets in the brackets which are what stop it from moving any further. I don't know, is it supposed to be like that? I'm searching all over for maxima radiator grommet or maxima radiator bracket and I don't find anything.
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Old 06-16-2007, 08:57 PM   #2
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yea mine too. The top moves around but didnt really notice it... Bottom is secure though
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Old 06-16-2007, 09:33 PM   #3
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step 1. go to the dealership
step 2. order desired radiator bushings
step 3. pay them a measely 10 bucks
step 4. install.
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Old 06-16-2007, 11:28 PM   #4
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step 1. go to the dealership
step 2. order desired radiator bushings
step 3. pay them a measely 10 bucks
step 4. install.
You know I can't find radiator bushings anywhere not a single mention, that's why I'm asking if they even exist or you have to buy the whole bracket from Nissan, and if it's in fact not supposed to have movement built into it.
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Old 06-16-2007, 11:32 PM   #5
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cut some rubber padding its the same thing but your radiator is fine moving a little bit, no damage can be caused from this so why bother?
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Old 06-17-2007, 06:52 AM   #6
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You know I can't find radiator bushings anywhere not a single mention, that's why I'm asking if they even exist or you have to buy the whole bracket from Nissan, and if it's in fact not supposed to have movement built into it.
i'm telling you they do, because i replaced mine. There are 2 little brackets with rubber bushings that hold the radiator in place at the top. You can buy those rubber bushings and pop them in place of the old ones. the dealership has them.
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maximaRs have 2 much tork and be rippin radiator bushings in half dawwwg.
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Old 06-17-2007, 07:02 AM   #8
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maximaRs have 2 much tork and be rippin radiator bushings in half dawwwg.
haha i know i shoulda replaced with poly
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Old 06-17-2007, 07:11 AM   #9
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cut some rubber padding its the same thing but your radiator is fine moving a little bit, no damage can be caused from this so why bother?
Isn't this like when you ask a customer service rep a question and they don't know the answer so they just answer some question you didn't ask?
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Isn't this like when you ask a customer service rep a question and they don't know the answer so they just answer some question you didn't ask?
yo, chill with the attitude, go check the dealership before they close.
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Old 06-17-2007, 07:15 AM   #11
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yo, chill with the attitude, go check the dealership before they close.
yo, thanks for the response, I was talking about the other guy. My dealership's not open on Sunday.
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Old 06-17-2007, 07:33 AM   #12
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dude...it doesnt matter for starters. what? your radiator moves 3/4 of an inch making your coolant shaken instead of stirred. coolant dont like that ****?

also, think about it. the engine moves....alot. especially on a fwd car it pulls back. the engine has radiator hoses which go to the engine, if the radiator was put solid and had no play, it would pull and stretch the hoses and they would split. (SEE: EXHAUST SYSTEM FLEX SECTIONS for more information) see where im going with this? its normal, relax. spend your money on some double cheeseburgers instead of radiator mounting grommets and its all good.
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hahah^ **** man...you funny.
on the real...i'm cravin' some double cheese burgers.

mine used to be loose and i just bought the bushings cause they were cheap and I needed something to do. but yeah..coolant dont like that sh*t.
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Old 06-17-2007, 01:59 PM   #14
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Man, how hard is it to get a simple straight answer in here now. If you know, if they're supposed to be like that or not then say something, otherwise go f--k yourself and your wigger speech.
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