I’m working on replacing the radiator in our Windstar (see my previous post about older vehicles inhaling unknown chemicals), and I’m running into a bit of trouble in the final stages of the re-install. The connections on the radiator for the quick connect/disconnect pieces on the new radiator are significantly larger than the ones on the old radiator. The threading that goes into the radiator side is the same, but on the outside it’s a 1-inch bolt. This bolt is very difficult to work with because the crescent wrench I have that can work with the 1-inch bolt is so large that it has hardly any clearance.
I’ve put a picture of one of the bolts below.
Is it OK that the bolt might not go all the way in until the threading on the outside is no longer visible?