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How to remove a fan shroud

How do i remove a fan shroud on a 1999 dodge dakota with a 3.9L engine

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The fan shroud is actually a full station unit it houses coolant and winshield fluid, to remove it you must first locate all the bolts that connect the top and bottob portion the unit disassembles like a sharks mouth look down the sides the bolts will be on the sides and rad cradle(top) they are 10 mil.

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