Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Mississauga-Toronto, Ontario
price sound high in US $ but is dencent in CAN dollars LOL..
FOr my dads silhouette, it cost about 550CAN for everything in the front, fans, rad, trans cooler (built in rad), condenser. The company that supplied me with all of the parts is called american radiator (made in taiwan LOL).
I did the install myself, the car has run 30k since then and no problems. The parts fit very easily and i imagine the trep would be the same. Just pay attention to the removal process and u should be good to go.
The rad purge thing was a little messed in the van since theres no access to the rad plugs with everything assembled, i had to use a long funnel to keep on adding fluid but the easiest way around that is to top the rad and let it fill up for a few mins. The hose pattern also controls the purge process, a haynes manual should give specifics on the water pump purge. ITs pretty easy to id a problem in the cooling system, the car will overheat.
I would say its best to take ur time and do it yourself, otherwise it will certainly cost a lot more. BTW my parts were from an ebay listing, then i contacted the company directly and they shipped the parts from Canada plus all their prices were BIN so it didnt really matter.