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2002 Taurus SE Wagon Right Radiator Fan Remove/replace

Fan came apart inside shroud so have to remove and replace. Sounds simple? Anything I need to know/electrical/etc. Also have a pin hole leak in coolant recovery tank. Think I can patch it or do I have to replace that also?

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Fairly straight forward you can patch tank with a good 2 part epoxy ,ensure surface is clean and dry,a light sanding wouldnt hurt either ,good luck

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How to test and replace radiator cooling fan.


Here a tip illustrating steps to test and replace the radiator cooling fan and the parts that may cause cooling fan malfunctioning.

Before replacing the fan, make sure that the fan is really faulty.
Read volts at fan contacts or jump the fan wiring to energize the fan directly.Ensure that fan blades are not blocked.

If the fan is OK, then the faulty part is either thermostat or fan relay.Ensure also that you have tested the 15A fuse in the junction block and the 40A fuse located in the Power distribution Center (PDC).

Here a diagram showing the location of the fan relay:


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  • Disconnect the electrical connector to the radiator fan.
  • Undo the bolts that hold the top fan housing and fan assembly (this is called Radiator Shroud).
  • Remove the Radiator Shroud housing.The radiator shroud will come out with the fan sliding toward the top side.
  • Install the new fan performing the operations in reverse order.

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About how long will it take to replace the radiator?

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  • Tools Required
  • J 38185 Hose Clamp Pliers
Removal Procedure


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.

  1. Remove the battery.
  2. Remove the air cleaner assembly.
  3. Drain the cooling system.
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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.

  1. Remove the bolt that connects the fan shroud to the condenser hold down bracket.

  1. Remove the cooling fan shroud bolts.
  2. Remove the coolant reservoir hose from the radiator overflow neck.

  1. Remove the radiator upper support brackets and bolts that connect to the fan shroud.
  2. Disconnect the engine cooling fan motors electrical connector.
  3. Remove the cooling fan motors electrical harness from the fan shroud clips.
  4. Remove the cooling fan shroud.
  5. Remove the bolt from the condenser tube support bracket to the radiator.
  6. Use J 38185to remove the outlet hose clamp from the radiator.
  7. Remove the outlet hose from the radiator.
  8. Disconnect the transaxle oil cooler pipes from the radiator.
  9. Tilt the top of the radiator rearward.

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