Equinox 2005-2007, Torrent 2006-07

Removal & Installation

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  1. Remove the front fascia by removing all of the push-in retainers.
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  3. Drain the cooling system.
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  5. Disconnect the electrical connectors from the fan motors.
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  7. Unclip the wire harness from the fan assembly.
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  9. Remove the Condenser Radiator Fan Module (CRFM) closeout panel retainers from the condenser.
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  11. Remove the CRFM closeout panel from the condenser.
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  13. Remove the front impact bar, 2006-07 Models only
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  15. Remove the CRFM mounting bracket bolts from the radiator support.

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    Fig. Remove the CRFM mounting bracket bolts from the radiator support-2005 Equinox shown

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  17. Remove the CRFM mounting brackets from the radiator support.
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  19. Remove the radiator inlet hose clamp from the radiator.
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  21. Remove the radiator inlet hose from the radiator.
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  23. Disconnect the upper transmission cooler line from the radiator.
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  25. Unclip the transmission cooler lines from the fan assembly.
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  27. Lift the CRFM assembly from the lower mounts and carefully move the bottom of the assembly rearward while tilting the top forward.

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    Fig. Lift the CRFM assembly from the lower mounts and tilt the top of the assembly forward-2005 Equinox

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  29. Remove the fan assembly bolts from the radiator.
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  31. Remove the fan assembly from the radiator.

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    Fig. Remove the fan assembly from the radiator-2005 Equinox shown



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    Fig. Removing the fan assembly from the radiator-2006 Torrent shown

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To install:

  1. Install the fan to the motor.
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  3. Align the scribe marks previously made on the fan hub and the motor shaft.
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  5. Install a new fan retaining clip to the motor shaft. Ensure the retaining clip is fully seated.
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  7. Install the fan assembly to the radiator by guiding the lower tabs into the corresponding hooks on the radiator.
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  9. Install the fan assembly bolts to the radiator and tighten to 71 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
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  11. Position the CRFM assembly onto the lower mounts.
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  13. Install the radiator inlet hose to the radiator.
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  15. Install the radiator inlet hose clamp to the radiator.
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  17. Clip the transmission cooler lines to the fan assembly.
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  19. Connect the upper transmission cooler line to the radiator.
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  21. Install the CRFM mounting brackets to the radiator support.
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  23. Install the CRFM mounting bracket bolts to the radiator support and tighten to 71 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
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  25. Install the front impact bar, 2006-07 Models only.
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  27. Install the CRFM closeout panel to the condenser.
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  29. Install the CRFM closeout panel retainers to the condenser.
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  31. Clip the transmission cooler lines to the fan assembly.
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  33. Clip the engine wire harness to fan assembly.
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  35. Install the electrical connectors to the fan motors.
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  37. Install the front fascia.
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  39. Refill the cooling system to the correct level.
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