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How to replace a radiator fan motor on a Chevrolet Cavalier

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You will have to remove the cooling fan motor assembly by removing the lower mount bolt and lifting the scroud off of a lip on the top of the radiator. Remove the fan and remove the motor.

Posted on Sep 13, 2010

  • FARMER69 Sep 22, 2010

    THERES NOT ENOUGH REMOVE TO GET THE UNIT LOW ENOUGH TO GET IT OUT FROM UNDER THE RADIATOR HEADER

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SOURCE: My Radiator Cooling Fan in my 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier is not working.

Check the relays.

Posted on Apr 26, 2009

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SOURCE: radiator fan motor on my 1998 cavalier

Normally, the fan will not spin at the same RPM as the engine. This is the purpose of the fan clutch. On the fan clutch sits a little thermal spring that engages the clutch to spin the fan at the same rpm as the motor when the motor gets hotter than normal.

Being able to hold onto the fan while the motor is running, is normal (not recommended, but normal).
You can test the clutch by heating it and then trying to spin the fan while the motor is off. If it is still easy to spin, you could have a bad fan clutch, or you didn't heat it enough. It is kind of a crappy way to test.

You not having cooling issues leads me to guess that your clutch is alright. But I don't know what type of climate you live it, nor do I know in what condition your clutch is.

They can actually be difficult to replace. Easy theory, but actually doing the job may be harder than you think. They are threaded onto the water pump pulley (just one big threaded stud). To remove you need to either be really crafty, or you need a wrench designed to hold the pulley in place while you loosen the clutch and fan assembly. No, the pulley drive belt is not enough to keep the pulley from turning (it will either slip or you will turn the crank of the motor).

Usually they are on there pretty tight! When I replaced my water pump on my truck, I could not remove the fand and clutch from the water pump while in the truck (I had to remove my radiator shroud and remove it all in one piece) then I had to weld the old water pump impeller to the casting to keep it from spinning then broke it loose with a 2ft breaker bar! Seriously.

Once you get the old one off, remove the fan and bolt it to your new clutch unit. Then thread it on the water pump.

Posted on Jun 25, 2008

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SOURCE: how do you change electric radiator fan motor?

it only ha 4 bolts holding all on some just have two but no u cant do it with out taking it out its simple

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SOURCE: replace window motor 96 chevy cavalier

take out the door padding
unscrew the glass from the panel
take the glass support kit out
remove the motor and replace it.
NOTE : MAKE SURE THE WIRE DOESNT TRIP OFF THE PULLY.

Posted on Mar 03, 2010

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SOURCE: !997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2 with AC \Radiator

Alternative Method - Radiator Removal
Fig. 14: Use a piece of wire or another suitable device to support the condenser before removal of the radiator 91143p41.jpg
Fig. 15: Remove the front bolt on the suspension support arm 91143p33.jpg
Fig. 16: Loosen the rear suspension support arm bolt and swing the arm down out of the way 91143p48.jpg
Fig. 17: Remove the wire harness retaining clips from the radiator support bar 91143p36.jpg
Fig. 18: Remove the retaining clips on the radiator support bar for the splash shield 91143p34.jpg
Fig. 19: Remove the four bolts on each side (only three shown in the photo) for the radiator support bar and . . . 91143p35.jpg
Fig. 20: . . . remove the support bar. 91143p37.jpg
Fig. 21: Carefully lower the radiator out the bottom of the engine compartment 91143p49.jpg
NOTE: When adding coolant, it is very important to use GM Goodwrench DEX-COOL® , which is an orange colored, silicate free coolant. If silicated coolant is used on these vehicles, premature engine, heater core and/or radiator corrosion may result. In addition, the engine coolant will require change sooner, at 30,000 miles (50,000km) or 24 months.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Properly drain and recover the coolant in an approved container.
  3. Disconnect the upper transaxle oil cooler line from the radiator and plug the line to avoid contamination.
  4. Detach the upper radiator hose from the radiator.
  5. Disconnect the overflow hose from the radiator.
  6. Support the condenser with some mechanics wire or other suitable device.
  7. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  8. Remove the cooling fan assembly. For details, please refer to the procedure located later in this section.
  9. Disconnect the lower radiator hose from the radiator.
  10. Unfasten the lower transaxle oil cooler line from the radiator.
  11. Remove the front bolt from the suspension support arm.
  12. Loosen the rear suspension support arm bolt and swing the arm down out of the way.
  13. Remove the wire harness retaining clips from the radiator support bar.
  14. Remove the retaining clips on the radiator support bar for the splash shield.
  15. Remove the four bolts on each side for the radiator support bar and remove the support bar.
  16. Have an assistant support the radiator and remove the two radiator-to-condenser bolts, one on each side.
  17. Carefully lower the radiator out the bottom of the vehicle. To install:
  18. Position the radiator assembly into the vehicle.
  19. Have an assistant support the radiator and install the two radiator-to-condenser bolts.
  20. Place the radiator support bar into place and finger-tighten the retaining bolts. Tighten the bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
  21. Raise the suspension support arm and attach the front bolt finger-tight. Tighten the rear bolt and then the front bolt to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
  22. Attach the wire harness retaining clips onto the radiator support bar.
  23. Install the retaining clips on the radiator support bar for the splash shield.
  24. Fasten the lower transaxle oil cooler line to the radiator.
  25. Connect the lower radiator hose.
  26. Install the cooling fan assembly, as outlined later in this section.
  27. Carefully lower the vehicle.
  28. Remove the condenser support wire or other device.
  29. Fasten the overflow hose to the radiator.
  30. Attach the upper radiator hose.
  31. Fasten the upper transaxle oil cooler line to the radiator.
  32. Connect the negative battery cable.
  33. Fill the cooling system with the proper 50⁄50 mix of DEX-COOL coolant and distilled water.
  34. Bleed the cooling system.
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What could cause my 93 Chevy Cavalier to overheat? I just put in a new water pump and a new thermostat but it still tends to overheat and now has a leak from the thermostat intake hose.


We need rule out a few basic things to properly diagnose the overheating problems.
Step 1:Do you think?there is enough antifreeze in the radiator? Don t just look inside the plastic overflow bottle only, you should remove the radiator cap and then look inside the radiator.We should see the fluid level whether it is at its proper level or not. Most cars and trucks will hold a mixture of coolant and water .You should have the cooling system pressure tested for a leak if you have to add more than a pint of fluid .If we see any obvious fluid loss in the engine compartment or on the ground , we should also have the system tested.
Step 2:If you don not see any coolant leak or low fluid level , then you should determine when the overheating problems occurred.If the engine overheats only at a stop or idle ,Most front wheel drive cars will use an electric cooling fan motor located in front or behind the radiator. The existence of function of the cooling fan is to improve airflow across the radiator at stops and low speeds.The fan is controlled by sensors,it regulates the engine temperature and additional load that might be placed on the engine.The cooling fan is required by the air conditioning compressor to operate at idle when the compressor is on.It is a quick way to check the cooling fan operation to turn on the air conditioner.
Also the cooling fan should come on with the air conditioner compressor. Some automobiles will have two electric fans, one is the air conditioner condenser fan and the other is for the radiator .It will have a belt driven fan blade and fan clutch if your vehicle does not have an electric cooling fan on the radiator . This fan should be pulling a large amount of warm and hot air across the radiator onto the engine to keep it cool.The radiator fan is usually closer to the middle of the radiator. The radiator fan is responsible for cooling of the engine, while the condenser fan is responsible for increasing air conditioning efficiency at idle and low speed.If there is ample airflow across the radiator at idle. The radiator is responsible for the primary heat exchange for the engine, and airflow is crucial at this time.
Step 3:Again, we have ample airflow across the radiator, so we must inspect the proper antifreeze circulation.If there is a restriction in the system , it will produce the same affect.Water calcification can accumulate in the radiator and then drastically reduce the flow of coolant at a very high speed. Removing the radiator from the vehicle are the only two real cures for a clogged radiator.It be a waste of time and money trying to correct a restricted radiator when you use a can of radiator flush additive. Of course there are more technical issues that could produce an overheating problems, but the check list described above will identify the most common.Anything you can do to help the mechanic to deal with the problem will probably result in less diagnostic charges, and it might help insure a proper diagnosis of the problem at once of your 1993 Chevrolet Cavalier.
Step 4:You must inspect an electric motor cooling fan ,it will start with ignition key switch off, it has failed and needs to be replaced if the 1993 Chevrolet Cavalier fan motor does not spin freely . The electrical system operates the fan needs to be tested,If the fan motor "freewheels" that . Start the engine and then turn the air conditioner to the coolest setting, if your automobile does not have an air conditioner skip this step.The car air conditioner will operate the 1993 Chevrolet Cavalier cooling fan should activate within five minutes , the fan motor fuse must be checked first and the fuse condition is good the remainder of the electrical system must be checked.
Step 5:A wiring schematic is needed to further troubleshoot this problem ,which is located in a repair service manual. You may use the wiring schematic to trace the circuit through the fuse and relay components, if everything of 1993 Chevrolet Cavalier tests fine, the fan motor has failed and needs to be replaced. The most common repair is the cooling fan motor failure.
This isn't only theory. You can take these steps into practice.You can deal with the 1993 Chevrolet Cavalier overheating problems yourself.

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