How To Replace A Mini Truck Radiator

Japanese mini trucks have been around long enough to become one of the most popular vehicles that one can find around. They are made by some of the leading carmakers in the world. Some of these automakers includes the likes of Mazda, Honda, Subaru, Daihatsu and Suzuki. The history of these vehicles dates back to the 1950s and have since been increasing in popularity. This is all thanks to their incredible performance and dependability. However, like any other vehicle that you will come across, there are things that needs to be fixed. Among them is the mini truck radiator. It is a very crucial part that needs to be maintained and repaired when it is broken.

Importance of a Mini Truck Radiator

The radiator is the most important component in the cooling system of a vehicle. Without it, the vehicle would overheat and not function as expected. Water is filled on the radiator which is responsible for cooling the vehicle’s engine. It allows the water to circulate through the network of pipes while coming back to the radiator. The design of the radiator features a grill which dissipates heat with the help of air penetrating through the grill. In this process, the hot water that is passed from the engine is cooled. As the water circulates the cooling process takes place.

This is the way the radiator of any other water cooled engine works. With the understanding that cooling an engine is necessary to ensure better functionality and smooth running, a radiator needs proper care and maintenance. And in case it breaks, you need to replace it.

How To Replace A Mini Truck Radiator

Assuming that you know where the radiator is located for obvious reason that you have been refilling the water, start unscrewing the components that protects it. There are some vehicle parts in some mini trucks which can block your access to this. For instance in the case of Honda Acty, you would have to remove the bumper to access the screws.

There is then the guard that needs to be removed under the radiator. Usually there are 4 or 6 bolts that needs to be removed on this guard.

You can then remove the petcock and drain all the fluid. Once all the water has been emptied from the radiator, you can then move ahead and remove the hose and other connected wires such as those connecting to the fan. Once there is nothing else that is holding onto the radiator, you can pull it down. At this point, you can do the replacement or repair the part that was faulty in the radiator. Sometimes you may want to replace the filters inside or replace with a new one. To put in a new one, just follow the process by undoing what you did when removing.


Radiators are among the most important parts of any vehicle’s cooling system. Shared above are their importance and how to replace a mini truck radiator the easy way.

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