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My radiator fan will not shut off. the engine is off and the key is out of the ignition. I even disconnected the battery and the re-connected it but the fan came back on. What is wrong?

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The fan Should Turn off By itself after it cools of the Motor for a Little While. If not you might want to Check the Fuses and Relays. I Think that it is Probably Ok though. Please Rate My Response! Thanks!

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  • J 38185 Hose Clamp Pliers
Removal Procedure

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Caution: Before servicing any electrical component, the ignition key must be in the OFF or LOCK position and all electrical loads must be OFF, unless instructed otherwise in these procedures. If a tool or equipment could easily come in contact with a live exposed electrical terminal, also disconnect the negative battery cable. Failure to follow these precautions may cause personal injury and/or damage to the vehicle or its components.


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  1. Use J 38185 to remove the inlet hose clamp from the radiator.
  2. Remove the inlet hose from the radiator.
  3. Remove the transmission oil cooler lines from the retainer clip at the bottom of the cooling fan shroud.
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  1. Remove the bolt that connects the fan shroud to the condenser hold down bracket.
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  1. Remove the cooling fan shroud bolts.
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  2. Disconnect the engine cooling fan motors electrical connector.
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  9. Tilt the top of the radiator rearward.
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  11. Connect cables to battery.
  12. Fill cooling system.

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