GM Cavalier/Sunbird/Skyhawk/Firenza 1982-1994

Electric Cooling Fan

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION




CAUTION
The electric cooling fan can start whether or not the engine is running.

4-Cylinder Engines

See Figures 1 and 2

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the air cleaner duct.
  4.  
  5. Detach the wiring harness from the motor and the fan frame.
  6.  
  7. Remove the fan assembly from the radiator support.
  8.  

To install:
  1. Position the fan assembly to the radiator support. Tighten the fan assembly motor-to-fan to 29 inch lbs. (3.2 Nm) and fan-to-radiator support bolt to 80 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Connect the fan electrical wiring harness.
  4.  
  5. Install the air cleaner duct.
  6.  
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
  8.  



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Fig. Fig. 1: Early model cooling fans; with and without A/C - 1982 vehicle shown



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Fig. Fig. 2: Coolant fan mounting - 1994 vehicles shown

6-Cylinder Engines
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Drain engine coolant to level below the upper radiator hose.
  2.  
  3. Remove the air cleaner duct and the air cleaner assembly.
  4.  
  5. Scribe a latch position mark for reassembly purposes, then remove the main hood latch assembly.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the upper radiator hose from the radiator and position aside.
  8.  
  9. On vehicles equipped with an automatic transaxle, disconnect, then position the transaxle cooler lines aside.
  10.  
  11. Detach the electrical wiring harness connector at the coolant fan, then remove the fan assembly from the radiator support.
  12.  

To install:
  1. Position the fan assembly onto the radiator support. Tighten the fan assembly motor-to-fan bolt to 29 inch lbs. (3.2 Nm) and fan-to-radiator support bolt to 80 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Attach the fan electrical wiring harness.
  4.  
  5. For automatic transaxle equipped vehicles, connect the transaxle oil cooler lines to to the radiator.
  6.  
  7. Using the marks scribed during removal for alignment, install the main hood latch.
  8.  
  9. Install the air cleaner assembly and duct.
  10.  
  11. Properly refill the engine cooling system, then connect the negative battery cable.
  12.  

 
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