Corvette 1997-2005

Removal & Installation

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CAUTION
An electric fan under the hood can start up even when the engine is not running and can injure you. Keep hands, clothing and tools away from any underhood electric fan.


CAUTION
To help avoid personal injury or damage to the vehicle, a bent, cracked, or damaged fan blade or housing should always be replaced.


CAUTION
Unless directed otherwise, the ignition and start switch must be in the OFF or LOCK position, and all electrical loads must be OFF before servicing any electrical component. Disconnect the negative battery cable to prevent an electrical spark should a tool or equipment come in contact with an exposed electrical terminal. Failure to follow these precautions may result in personal injury and/or damage to the vehicle or its components.

  1. Remove the radiator support.
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  3. Disconnect the engine wiring harness from the cooling fan shroud.
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  5. Disconnect the surge tank outlet hose from the retaining clips on the cooling fan shroud and position aside.
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  7. Raise and support the vehicle.
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  9. Remove the stabilizer bar.
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  11. Disconnect the cooling fan electrical connector.
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  13. Vehicles equipped with transmission fluid cooler, disconnect the lower transmission oil cooler line from the radiator.
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  15. Vehicles equipped with an engine oil cooler, disconnect the upper and lower engine oil cooler pipes.
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  17. Remove the cooling fan shroud retaining bolts.
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  19. Remove the cooling fan and shroud.
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To install:

  1. Install the cooling fan and shroud.
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  3. Install the cooling fan shroud retaining bolts and tighten to 44 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
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  5. Vehicles equipped with transmission fluid cooler, Connect the lower transmission oil cooler line to the radiator.
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  7. Vehicles equipped with an engine oil cooler, Connect the upper and lower engine oil cooler pipes.
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  9. Connect the cooling fan electrical connector.
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  11. Install the stabilizer bar.
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  13. Lower the vehicle.
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  15. Connect the surge tank outlet hose to the retaining clips on the cooling fan shroud.
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  17. Connect the engine wiring harness to the cooling fan shroud.
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  19. Install the radiator support.
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