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Re: how to remove a fan shroud
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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Its been a while since I've messed with a Dodge...but the fan shroud should be two pieces (upper & lower). This way you can remove the upper section of the shroud.
Then you'll need a special sized wrench to get that "fan nut" loose.
Not sure if this model is the one that the fan nut is a left hand thread or not...but leverage can sometimes be obtained by using a prybar across the fan clutch bolts.
They make a specil tool to remove it, but you can use a long chisel and hammer to break the fan clutch lose. The chisel has to be long enough so you can reach the latge looking nut that is between the fan clutch and the water pump pulley. Take the top part of the radiator shroud off by removing the two bolts on each side of shroud. Than there is 4 to 6 bolts going across the front of the shroud. Next take the long chisel and catch the edge of the large nut and tap it so the large nut rotates counter clockwise when you hit it with fairly good force. That should break it loose. If not hit it harder. Once it is lose you can turn counter clockwise until it comes off. Remove the the fan blade and install it in the reverse order. Hope this helps. Leave comment.
somehow you need to grab a part of the pulley to prevent it from turning.i dont know if you were aware that the fan and clutch do not unbolt byt unscrew like a nut the directin to remove is on the fan shroud. if you cant get the fan off take the pump off with the fan on it, it can be done just you will have to remove shroud with it.then wrestle with it on the bench
Before removing the belt turn the nut counter clockwise. You may have hit the wrench with a hammer to loosen it. Because of limited space, the fan and shroud have to be removed at the same time. Do not lay the fan clutch in a horizontal position, stand it up.
1. Drain the cooling system. 2. Remove or disconnect the following: * Negative battery cable * Fan and clutch assembly from the pump * Fan shroud and fan assembly. * If you're reusing the fan clutch, keep it upright to avoid silicone fluid loss! * Lower hose * Water pump (8 bolts) 3. Installation is the reverse of removal. Tighten the bolts, in sequence, to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
Raise up on the tensioner to remove the belt. there shouold be a routing schematic on the fan shroud. If not draw one before removing the old belt. That's pretty much all you have to do....or at least thats the easiest way for me
When I do those I find it's easier to get some of the stuff out of the way. Fan shroud, Alternator, AC compressor(don't remove AC hoses just swing it over to the side) and the AC/alternator mount bracket. If you don't have the special hose clamp plyers they are worth buying. (those clamps are difficult with regular plyers) The fan clutch has a special wrench which is thinner. When you start the job break loose the fan clutch before you remove the belt. It keeps tension on the pulley. The nut is normal threading and usually comes loose with a sharp rap of the hammer on the fan clutch wrench.
Here is an illustration of the water pump bolts. I hope this helps you out. let me know how it goes.