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It unscrews there is special thin wrenches to hold pulley and remove fan it unscrews normal(counterclockwise) u can sometimes use channel lock plers you will see the pulley has two small holes there is a tool that fits in thes to hold while removing fan blade. might can get thru autozone loan a tool

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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the radiator upper sight shield.
  3. Disengage the electrical connector, then remove the integrated relay control/constant control relay module assembly located on the radiator support.
  4. Disconnect the fan electrical connector. Fig. 1: Disengage the fan electrical connector 86873115.jpg

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I remove the top-half of the fan shroud.
I remove the cooling fan - rightee tightee ......
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upon refilling the cooling system Purge all air and top off coolant
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Hope this is the answer you are looking for.

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