Re: Overheating again!!! New water pump???
I changed the radiator a month ago on my 1999 2.0TS and had to take off the front bumper. I tried to remove the front cross member above it, as the workshop manual tells you to, but couldn't turn the M8 screws holding it, even with a flank-drive socket. There's just not enough room to get a 1/2" square drive in there. I had to jack up the front of the car and take the rad out from below, after having removed the front bumper. I couldn't put the car on ramps because I had to remove the wheels to get the front bumper off. On my car there's a 90 degree elbow on the water outlet from the radiator that sort of unplugs, and that you plug back on to the new radiator. If you can work out where to squeeze the connection to pull it off before you remove the radiator it will release the bottom hose for you.