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hey folks!. I hit a downed limb in my 2012 Rio, and it left a hole the size of a half dollar in the radiator. the ac immediately went out, and all coolants left the vehicle. I rebuild motorcycles, so have considerable mechanical knowledge, but too many plastic tabs and such for me to blunder in without asking for help. I searched fairly extensively here, but found no info on a model this new. a complete guide to how to replace radiator would be awesome, but at least any thoughts on tips and tricks is appreciated. Thanks in advance!
 

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Best answer I can give - kiatechinfo.com
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Go to Service Info, choose your model -Rio(UB) then on the right will be a chart.
Choose the 'manual' icon under Replace corresponding to your year(2012).
Then on the left you'll see Radiator in the list, then choose Removal. *see attached pdf

Follow the steps and get that rad changed. Use any other section to see the steps to remove the front bumper and such.. There is a nice thread with great information about removing the bumper without breaking it. - http://www.kia-forums.com/3g-2011-rio/95897-how-remove-front-bumper-kiatechinfo-method.html

Good luck!
 

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thank you!

awesome...everything i need! old one is out, awaiting arrival of new..might be helpful to put a post up that says "look here first"! will be watching and passing this intel on...Thanks again!
 
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