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What's involved in relacing the main fan for the radiator for my 1999 vw bug 2.0 liter motor

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Not very simple without proper tools. The are bolts on each side of the core support. slide pins are inserted when the first bolts are removed then the reste of the bolts are removed. This allows the entire bumper and core assembly to slide forward and give the space required to remove the fan. The fan removal is pretty simple at this point. once replaced the bumpers slides back into position and the bolts are retightened

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