Jeep Wrangler/YJ 1987-1995 Repair Guide

Grille and Grille Panel

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



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Fig. Fig. 1: Radiator grille and grille panel

  1. Remove the front crossmember cover, if so equipped.
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  3. Remove the screws securing the radiator and shroud to the radiator grille guard panel.
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  5. If so equipped, remove the retaining bolts and separate the A/C condenser from the grille panel.
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  7. If so equipped, remove the power steering reservoir from the grille panel.
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  9. If so equipped, remove the air intake adapters from the grille panel.
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  11. Remove the bolts securing the guard panel to the fenders.
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  13. Remove the grille-to-frame crossmember hold-down assembly, keeping track of the sequence of parts.
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  15. Loosen the radiator support rods-to-grille guard support bracket nuts.
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  17. Remove the rods from the brackets.
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  19. Tilt the grille panel forward and disconnect the electrical wiring at the headlamp sealed beam unit and parking lamp assembly wiring harness at the connectors.
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  21. If your Jeep has air conditioning:
    1. Discharge the system as described in General Information & Maintenance .
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    3. Disconnect the high pressure hose at the sight glass. Immediately cap both openings!
    4.  
    5. Connect the high pressure hose at the compressor. Immediately cap both openings!
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  23. Lift the grille from the vehicle.
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To install:
  1. Position the grille panel and connect the electrical wiring at the headlamp sealed beam unit and parking lamp assembly wiring harness at the connectors.
  2.  
  3. If your Jeep has air conditioning:
    1. Connect the high pressure hose at the compressor.
    2.  
    3. Connect the high pressure hose at the sight glass.
    4.  
    5. Charge the system as described in General Information & Maintenance .
    6.  

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  5. Install the rods on the brackets.
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  7. Tighten the radiator support rods-to-grille guard support bracket nuts.
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  9. Install the grille-to-frame crossmember hold-down assembly.
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  11. Install the bolts securing the guard panel to the fenders.
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  13. Install the screws securing the radiator and shroud to the radiator grille guard panel.
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  15. Install the front crossmember cover, if so equipped.
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