My ’01 Clio leaked liquid to the floor. Closer inspection showed that cabin heater radiator had some problems. I decided to replace it. I ordered the replacement part from local shop and after it arrived it was time to get hands dirty. The whole thing took from me about 4 hours.
This is from the early stage.
Since cabin heater radiator is deep inside the car, a whole lot of things had to got out. Steering wheel, dashboard, passenger’s airbag, temperature and air flow controllers, etc.. I had to even loosen those iron bars to get radiator out..
After a bit disassembling we have a cause of our problems in our hands. The white thing shows that this really is our bad guy.
To make really sure, here is the bad boy itself.
Shiny new one:
New and old one for matching..
And all back together:
Further inspection showed that no leakage was found. Job well done!
After repairing it was time to see what was inside the broken one: Plastic heads, thin lamels, some piping and spirals that make coolant liquid really spin inside the piping.