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How to Access Radiator Cap 09-17 Chevy Traverse

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How to Access Radiator Cap 09-17 Chevy Traverse

Created on: 2018-02-26

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a broken, missing, warped, stripped, or damaged radiator cap on 12 Chevy Traverse

  1. step 1 :Removing the Upper Radiator Cover
    • Pry up the ten push clips from the cover with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the cover
  2. step 2 :Installing the Upper Radiator Cover
    • Insert the upper cover under the ground point, over the rubber mounts and under the weathestrip
    • Press in the push clips

Tools needed for replacement

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

    Trim Tool Set

Installation Video
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Hi, I’m Mike from 1A Auto. We’ve been selling auto parts for over 30 years!

Go inside the vehicle. Open up the hood. Okay. To remove this plastic shield that's in the front of the engine compartment, there are 10 clips. Take a small flat-bladed screwdriver or trim clip tool. Pop them up. To loosen them you need to go in like this. Pull them out. If the middle comes out, it's okay. Then this is, this rubber seal is clipped in here. Just kind of pop it out. Use a small flat-bladed screwdriver. Just pop it up. Use the trim clip tool. These may break when you're taking them out. You might want to have some new ones on hand. If the middle comes out, it just pushes right back in there. Just repeat that for all the clips. These ones are a little trickier, because they're deep inside here. Just try to get this in here and pry them up. Just go along and do the same for all of them. This should just lift right off now. Then we'll put it aside. With the cover removed, now you can access your radiator cap.

Install the upper cover on the engine compartment. Slide it under that ground point. It's going to go over these rubber mounts here, both sides. Let's go under this weather strip. Same thing for both sides. Reinstall all the push clips. It's easier to push the clips in if you pull out the center part. This is the last one, and that is complete. Close your hood.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

  • Trim Tool Set

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