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Re: Cooling fan motor
No answers, so I'll try, since I just pulled one another model,
removing plastic push-in clips with a screwdriver, and some tricky
little machine screws on the side with a small socket. I think the fan
and shroud come out as a unit - unplug and pull carefully avoiding
other obstacles, and without damaging the sensitive aluminum fins of
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J 38185 Hose Clamp Pliers
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.
CAUTION The fan that draws cool air across the radiator can be driven by either a belt or electricity. Rotating fans can be dangerous. Some are controlled by an automatic switch and can start unexpectedly. When working on electric fans, keep in mind that electric cooling fans should be disconnected when working around them.
When replacing a radiator fan motor, always refer to the vehicle's service manual. The following is a general guide for cooling fan replacement.
Disconnect the negative battery terminal at the battery. This is necessary on vehicles using electric fans, but some vehicles may require the relocation of the charging system components.
Drain the cooling system.
Loosen or remove the hose clamps, then remove the upper and lower hoses from the radiator.
Disconnect the transmission cooling lines and plug them off, if equipped.
Disconnect the electric fan motor connector, if equipped.
Remove the fasteners attaching the fan module to the radiator.
On some vehicles equipped with air conditioning systems, it may be necessary to discharge the system. This is the case if the radiator and condenser can not be separated in the vehicle.
Remove the upper radiator cross member or mounts.
Disconnect and plug the air conditioning lines at the condenser, if needed.
Remove the radiator and fan module as one unit if possible.
Separate the fan module from the radiator.
If required, separate the radiator from the condenser.
Remove the old fan module.
Install the new fan module onto the radiator.
Reattach the fasteners attaching the fan module to the radiator.
If equipped, connect the electric fan motor connector.
I would suggest replacing the cooling fan relay in the fuse compartment under the hood first. Cooling fan motors very, very rarely go bad. You will probably end up having to remove the radiator to remove the shroud. You will save yourself a lot of time and money if you replace the relay first.
if it only gets a little hotter, then there's nothing to worry about but if the temp goes into the red then you may have to get a radiator flush to remove any thing that shouldnt be there. also check to make sure that your sensor isn't just going out.
Drain engine cooling system as described. Disconnect upper radiator hose (8260) and lower radiator hose (8286) and radiator overflow hose (8075) from the radiator (8005). Disconnect the transmission oil cooler inlet and outlet lines from the radiator.
Remove cooling fan motor,fan blade (8600) and fan shroud (8146) assembly as described.
Remove radiator upper bracket retaining bolts and remove bracket. Lift radiator from vehicle.
Position the radiator into the vehicle. Install upper brackets and tighten bolts securely.
Connect the transmission oil cooler lines to the transmission oil cooler fittings.
Install cooling fan motor, fan blade and fan shroud assembly as described.
Engine Cooling Fan Motor, Fan Blade and Fan Shroud Assembly, Electrical
Disconnect (pull apart) the male-female cooling fan motor wiring connector at the side of the fan shroud (8146). Remove the male terminal connector retaining clip from the fan shroud mounting tab.
Remove two fan shroud upper retaining bolts at the radiator tanks.
Lift cooling fan motor/fan blade (8600)/fan shroud assembly past radiator (8005), disengaging fan shroud from two lower retaining clips.
Follow removal procedure in reverse order.
Tighten fan shroud retaining bolts to 5.2-7.2 Nm (46-63 lb-in).
Below are instructions and a diagram for removing the radiator from your Santa Fe. There's nothing involving the motor mounts. Best of luck and please post back with any questions or just to rate the solution. Greg
Drain the cooling system. Remove the radiator cap to speed draining.
Remove the inlet hose from the radiator.
Remove the transmission oil cooler lines from the retainer clip at the bottom of the cooling fan shroud.
Remove the fan shroud clip from the condenser tubes.
Remove the bolt that connects the fan shroud to the condenser hold down bracket.
Remove the air deflectors from the top of the radiator.
Remove the cooling fan shroud bolts.
Remove the coolant reservoir hose from the radiator overflow neck.
Remove the radiator upper support brackets and bolts that connect to the fan shroud.
Disconnect the engine cooling fan motors electrical connectors.
Remove the cooling fan motors electrical harness from the fan shroud clips.
Remove the cooling fan shroud.
Remove the outlet hose from the radiator.
Disconnect the transaxle oil cooler pipes from the radiator.
Tilt the top of the radiator rearward.
Remove the condenser hold down bracket from the radiator.
Lift the condenser from the mounting tabs on the radiator and position the condenser aside.