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Install a new radiator "1999 Suzuki Vitara

Do I need to remove the fan to install new raditor?

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  • lilyates50 Dec 16, 2008

    radiator is out and I want to install a new one.Do I need to remove the Radiator fan to install a new radiator?

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If its the sameas 89 - 98s u just have to remove the platic guard off the radiator take the four bolts off plastic gurd push towards engine then replace radiator an reatach

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Yes you need to remove the fan. I believe the fan is bolted by 10mm small bolts to the top of your radiator. Remove your transmission lines, drain the radiator, remove the hoses and overflow hose, unplug the fan, remove it, and you're left with the 2 brackets on the front crossmember on both sides of your hood latch. Remove the 2 brackets and your radiator should lift right out
Good luck!

Posted on Dec 16, 2008

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