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Cooling fan motor

I need to replace to cooling fan motor. Can I please have some instructions on how to remove it. There is very little space and I can't seem to find a way on how to do it.

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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 the rad.

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About how long will it take to replace the radiator?


About 2.5 hours

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  • Tools Required
  • J 38185 Hose Clamp Pliers
Removal Procedure

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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.
  4. Remove the right and the left engine mount struts. Refer to the following procedures:
    • Engine Mount Strut Replacement - Right
    • Engine Mount Strut Replacement - Left
    • Engine Mount Strut Replacement - Right
    • Engine Mount Strut Replacement - Left
  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.
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  1. Remove the bolt that connects the fan shroud to the condenser hold down bracket.
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  1. Remove the cooling fan shroud bolts.
  2. Remove the coolant reservoir hose from the radiator overflow neck.
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  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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  1. Remove the condenser hold down bracket (1) from the radiator.
  2. Remove the air deflectors from the top of the radiator.
  3. Lift the condenser from the mounting tabs on the radiator (2). Position the condenser aside.
  4. Remove the radiator.

Jan 02, 2011 | 2004 Chevrolet Impala

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Cooling fan burned up


Get a new fan motor and blade from GM or from an aftermarket supplier.

GM parts are usually better than the aftermarket ones, though for fit and functioin.

May also look into checking the relays and harness. If the terminals of the fan show they are getting current, then the motor will have to be replaced if not turning or obviously burnt.

Good luck on this repair.
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Inspect/Replace

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.
  • Reinstall the radiator.
  • Refill the cooling system.

Oct 29, 2010 | 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier

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How to change a radiator


1988–91 Models
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Properly drain the cooling system into a suitable container.
  3. Disconnect the fan motor and motor connector.
  4. Disconnect the upper and lower radiator hoses.
  5. Disconnect and plug the automatic transaxle cooling lines at the radiator, if equipped.
  6. Disconnect the coolant reservoir overflow hose.
  7. Remove the radiator attaching bolts and brackets.
  8. Remove the radiator with the cooling fan attached.
  9. Remove the cooling fan and shroud from the radiator. NOTE: Check all cooling system hoses for any signs of damage, leaks or deterioration and replace if necessary. To install:
  10. Attach the cooling fan and shroud to the radiator and install the assembly.
  11. Attach the radiator bolts and brackets. Tighten the radiator bracket bolts to 7 ft. lbs. (10 Nm).
  12. Connect the coolant reservoir overflow hose.
  13. Connect the automatic transaxle cooling lines to the radiator, if equipped.
  14. Connect the upper and lower radiator hoses.
  15. Connect the fan motor and thermo-switch wire connector.
  16. Refill the system with the proper type and quantity of coolant, check for leaks and bleed the cooling system.
  17. Reconnect the negative battery cable. Fig. 7: Cooling system components — 1988–91 engines 86833085.gif
1992–95 Models
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Properly drain the cooling system into a suitable container.
  3. Disconnect the fan motor and motor connector.
  4. Disconnect the upper and lower radiator hoses.
  5. Disconnect and plug the automatic transaxle cooling lines at the radiator, if equipped.
  6. Disconnect the coolant reservoir overflow hose.
  7. Remove the radiator attaching bolts and brackets.
  8. Remove the radiator with the cooling fan attached.
  9. Remove the cooling fan and shroud from the radiator. NOTE: Check all cooling system hoses for any signs of damage, leaks or deterioration and replace if necessary. To install:
  10. Attach the cooling fan and shroud to the radiator and install the assembly.
  11. Attach the radiator bolts and brackets. Tighten the radiator bracket bolts to 7 ft. lbs. (10 Nm).
  12. Connect the coolant reservoir overflow hose.
  13. Connect the automatic transaxle cooling lines to the radiator, if equipped.
  14. Connect the upper and lower radiator hoses.
  15. Connect the fan motor and thermo-switch wire connector.
  16. Refill the system with the proper type and quantity of coolant, check for leaks and bleed the cooling system.
  17. Reconnect the negative battery cable. Fig. 8: Cooling system components — 1992–95 engines 86833086.gif
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Aug 27, 2010 | 1991 Honda Civic

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Need instructions on how to replace the cooling


Removal & Installation To Remove:
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Radiator upper crossmember
    • Fan motor electrical connector
  3. Drain cooling system below the level of the upper radiator hose.
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Upper radiator hose from radiator
    • Radiator fan fasteners and upper clip
    • Fan assembly by lifting upward to clear radiator
To Install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    • Radiator fan assembly
    • Upper clip and fasteners
    • Upper radiator hose to radiator
    • Fan motor electrical connector
    • Radiator upper crossmember
  2. Fill cooling system.
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Jul 17, 2010 | 2004 Dodge Intrepid

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How do I remove the cooling fan shroud from the top of the radiator ? I'm trying to change the cooling fan motor, and I've removed the bolt holding the fan shroud to the radiator, but I can't get the...


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.

Jul 07, 2010 | 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier

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When i drive the car at highway speeds it cools down and when i slow down it heat back up again wat should i do


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.
~Dan Herzberg~

Feb 24, 2010 | 1995 Dodge Intrepid

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The cooling fans stop working


check your sensor that controls the cooling fans.may need to be replaced.

Jan 01, 2010 | 2003 Chevrolet Impala

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Want to replace the radiator on my 1997 ford thunderbird


Radiator Aluminum Core, Crossflow — 3.8L (Base) and 4.6L Engines
Removal
  1. 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.
  1. Remove cooling fan motor,fan blade (8600) and fan shroud (8146) assembly as described.
  1. Remove radiator upper bracket retaining bolts and remove bracket. Lift radiator from vehicle.
Installation
  1. Position the radiator into the vehicle. Install upper brackets and tighten bolts securely.
  1. Connect the transmission oil cooler lines to the transmission oil cooler fittings.
  1. Install cooling fan motor, fan blade and fan shroud assembly as described.
Engine Cooling Fan Motor, Fan Blade and Fan Shroud Assembly, Electrical Removal
  1. 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.
  1. Remove two fan shroud upper retaining bolts at the radiator tanks.
  1. Lift cooling fan motor/fan blade (8600)/fan shroud assembly past radiator (8005), disengaging fan shroud from two lower retaining clips.
Installation
  1. Follow removal procedure in reverse order.
  1. Tighten fan shroud retaining bolts to 5.2-7.2 Nm (46-63 lb-in).

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    Oct 30, 2009 | 1997 Ford Thunderbird LX

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    How do i replace the radiaor? on this 2005 Hyundai do i remove the intake cover, then the cooling fan, the the motor mount? what?


    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

    1. Drain the cooling system. Remove the radiator cap to speed draining.
    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.
    4. Remove the fan shroud clip from the condenser tubes.
    5. Remove the bolt that connects the fan shroud to the condenser hold down bracket.
    6. Remove the air deflectors from the top of the radiator.
    7. Remove the cooling fan shroud bolts.
    8. Remove the coolant reservoir hose from the radiator overflow neck.
    9. Remove the radiator upper support brackets and bolts that connect to the fan shroud.
    10. Disconnect the engine cooling fan motors electrical connectors.
    11. Remove the cooling fan motors electrical harness from the fan shroud clips.
    12. Remove the cooling fan shroud.
    13. Remove the outlet hose from the radiator.
    14. Disconnect the transaxle oil cooler pipes from the radiator.
    15. Tilt the top of the radiator rearward.
    16. Remove the condenser hold down bracket from the radiator.
    17. Lift the condenser from the mounting tabs on the radiator and position the condenser aside.
    18. Remove the radiator.
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    Aug 11, 2009 | 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe

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    RADIATOR REPLACEMENT


    • At the time of installation, please refer to the following items.
    • Start the engine, and check for coolant and A/T fluid leaks.
    • Check the A/T fluid level.
    1. Drain engine coolant.
    2. Canada: Disconnect relay block (for daytime running light system) from battery hold-down clamp.
    3. Disconnect upper radiator hose from radiator.
    4. Disconnect lower radiator hose from water inlet pipe.
    5. Disconnect A/T oil cooler hoses from oil cooler pipes.
    6. Disconnect No.1 and No.2 cooling fan connectors.
    7. Disconnect No.1 Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) switch wire connector.

    8. Remove radiator and cooling fans assembly.
      1. Remove the 2 bolts and 2 upper supports. Torque: 12.8 Nm (9 ft. lbs.)
      2. Lift out the radiator, and remove the radiator and cooling fans assembly.
      3. Remove the 2 lower supports.
    1. Remove A/T Oil cooler hoses from radiator.
    2. Remove lower radiator hose from radiator.
    3. Remove No.1 ECT switch.

    4. Remove No.1 cooling fan from radiator. Remove the 2 bolts and cooling fan. Torque: 5.0 Nm (44 inch lbs.)
    5. Remove No.2 cooling fan from radiator. Remove the 3 bolts and cooling fan. Torque: 5.0 Nm (44 inch lbs.)
    INSTALLATION
    Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

    Nov 06, 2008 | 1992 Lexus Es 300

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