Continental 2000-2002

Mechanical (Belt Driven) Fan

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Removal & Installation



4.6L Engine
  1. Loosen the fan clutch-mounting shaft from the water pump hub.
  2.  
  3. Loosen the fan shroud from its radiator mounting and remove the lower hose from the shroud.
  4.  
  5. Lift the fan and clutch assembly and the fan shroud from the vehicle.
  6.  
  7. If necessary, remove the fan-to-fan clutch retaining bolts and separate the fan from the fan clutch.
  8.  


CAUTION
Closely examine the fan for cracks or separation, to avoid the possibility of personal injury or vehicle damage.

To install:

  1. Assemble the fan and fan clutch. Tighten the retaining bolts to 15-20 ft. lbs. (20-27 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install the fan and clutch assembly and the fan shroud. Mount the fan clutch shaft to the water pump hub and tighten to 37-46 ft. lbs. (50-62 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Slip the shroud into the lower mounting clips and install the shroud retaining screws.
  6.  



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Fig. Fan and fan clutch assembly-4.6L engine

5.0L Engines
  1. Loosen the fan clutch-to-water pump hub retaining bolts.
  2.  
  3. If necessary, remove the drive belt from the water pump pulley.
  4.  
  5. Remove the fan shroud upper retaining screws. Lift the shroud to disengage it from the lower retaining clips.
  6.  
  7. Remove the fan clutch-to-water pump hub bolts and remove the fan and clutch assembly and the fan shroud.
  8.  
  9. If necessary, remove the fan-to-fan clutch retaining bolts and separate the fan from the fan clutch.
  10.  


CAUTION
Closely examine the fan for cracks or separation, to avoid the possibility of personal injury or vehicle damage.

To install:

  1. Assemble the fan and fan clutch. Tighten the retaining bolts evenly and alternately to 12-18 ft. lbs. (16-24 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install the fan and clutch assembly and the fan shroud.
  4.  
  5. Install the fan clutch-to-water pump hub bolts.
  6.  
  7. Slip the shroud into the lower mounting clips and install the shroud retaining screws.
  8.  
  9. If removed, install the water pump drive pulley and adjust the belt tension; refer to Section 1.
  10.  
  11. Tighten the fan clutch-to-water pump hub bolts evenly and alternately to 15-22 ft. lbs. (20-27 Nm). Recheck the belt tension.
  12.  

 
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