Mitsubishi Car 1999-05

Removal & Installation

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Fig. The fans are retained to the radiator by four retaining bolts. Remove the retaining bolts . . .



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Fig. . . . then carefully lift the fan from the radiator

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Drain and recycle the engine coolant.
  4.  


CAUTION
Never open, service or drain the radiator or cooling system when hot; serious burns can occur from the steam and hot coolant. Also, when draining engine coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted to ethylene glycol antifreeze and could drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantities. Always drain coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or is several years old.

  1. Remove the overflow hose and disconnect the upper radiator hose.
  2.  


NOTE
It is recommended that each clamp be matchmarked to the hose. Observe the marks and reinstall the clamps exactly when reinstalling the radiator.

  1. If equipped with an automatic transaxle, remove and plug the fluid cooler hoses.
  2.  
  3. Unplug the electrical connector(s) from the coolant fan motor.
  4.  
  5. Remove the mounting bolts, then remove the fan and shroud assembly from the vehicle.
  6.  
  7. Remove the fan blade retainer nut from the shaft on the fan motor and separate the fan from the motor.
  8.  
  9. Remove the motor to shroud attaching screws and the motor from the shroud.
  10.  

To install:

  1. Install the motor to the shroud and secure with the mounting bolts.
  2.  
  3. Install the remaining components in the reverse order of removal.
  4.  
  5. Fill the cooling system. Connect the negative battery cable and check the cooling fan for proper operation.
  6.  



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Fig. Exploded view of the fan mounting and related components-Diamante

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Drain the cooling system only when the radiator and the engine are at safe temperatures.
  4.  


CAUTION
Never open, service or drain the radiator or cooling system when hot; serious burns can occur from the steam and hot coolant. Also, when draining engine coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted to ethylene glycol antifreeze and could drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantities. Always drain coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or is several years old.

  1. Unplug the cooling fan and radiator sensor connector(s). Most of these connectors employ a waterproof connector. When disconnecting, make sure all parts of the connector remain intact.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the upper radiator hose from the radiator and remove overflow tank.
  4.  
  5. Remove the fan mounting screws. The radiator and condenser cooling fans are separately removable.
  6.  
  7. Remove the fan assembly and disassemble as required.
  8.  

To install:

  1. Position the fan and install the mounting screws.
  2.  
  3. Install the electrical connectors and the upper radiator hose.
  4.  
  5. Refill the cooling system.
  6.  
  7. Connect the negative battery cable and check the fan for proper operation.
  8.  



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Fig. The fans are attached to the radiator by retaining bolts. Remove the retaining bolts . . .



Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. . . . then carefully lift the fan from the radiator

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Drain and recycle the engine coolant.
    CAUTION
    Never open, service or drain the radiator or cooling system when hot; serious burns can occur from the steam and hot coolant. Also, when draining engine coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted to ethylene glycol antifreeze and could drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantities. Always drain coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or is several years old.

  4.  
  5. Remove the overflow hose and disconnect the upper radiator hose.
    NOTE
    It is recommended that each clamp be matchmarked to the hose. Observe the marks and reinstall the clamps exactly when reinstalling the radiator.

  6.  
  7. If equipped with an automatic transaxle, remove and plug the fluid cooler hoses.
  8.  
  9. Unplug the electrical connector(s) from the coolant fan motor.
  10.  
  11. Remove the mounting bolts, then remove the fan and shroud assembly from the vehicle.
  12.  
  13. Remove the fan blade retainer nut from the shaft on the fan motor and separate the fan from the motor.
  14.  
  15. Remove the motor to shroud attaching screws and the motor from the shroud.
  16.  

To install:

  1. Install the motor to the shroud and secure with the mounting bolts.
  2.  
  3. Install the remaining components in the reverse order of removal.
  4.  
  5. Fill the cooling system. Connect the negative battery cable and check the cooling fan for proper operation.
  6.  

  1. Drain the engine cooling system.
  2.  
  3. Remove the overflow hose.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the fan motor and condenser motor electrical connectors.
  6.  
  7. Remove the overflow tank.
  8.  
  9. Remove the fan shroud.
  10.  
  11. Remove the fan assembly.
  12.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse order of assembly.
  2.  
  3. Refill the engine cooling system to the correct level.
  4.  



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Fig. Exploded view of the fan mounting and related components-Diamante

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Drain the cooling system only when the radiator and the engine are at safe temperatures.
    CAUTION
    Never open, service or drain the radiator or cooling system when hot; serious burns can occur from the steam and hot coolant. Also, when draining engine coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted to ethylene glycol antifreeze and could drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantities. Always drain coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or is several years old.

  4.  
  5. Unplug the cooling fan and radiator sensor connector(s). Most of these connectors employ a waterproof connector. When disconnecting, make sure all parts of the connector remain intact.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the upper radiator hose from the radiator and remove overflow tank.
  8.  
  9. Remove the fan mounting screws. The radiator and condenser cooling fans are separately removable.
  10.  
  11. Remove the fan assembly and disassemble as required.
  12.  

To install:

  1. Position the fan and install the mounting screws.
  2.  
  3. Install the electrical connectors and the upper radiator hose.
  4.  
  5. Refill the cooling system.
  6.  
  7. Connect the negative battery cable and check the fan for proper operation.
  8.  

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. If necessary for access, remove the coolant recovery reservoir.
  4.  
  5. If equipped with an automatic transaxle, disconnect and plug the transaxle cooler lines.
  6.  
  7. Detach the electrical connector from the coolant fan motor.

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    Fig. Unplug the cooling fan electric connector

  8.  
  9. Remove the mounting bolts, fan and shroud assembly from the vehicle.

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    Fig. Unfasten the electric fan mounting bolts . . .



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    Fig. . . . then pull the fan assembly up and out of the vehicle

  10.  
  11. Remove the fan blade retainer nut from the shaft on the fan motor and separate the fan from the motor.
  12.  
  13. If motor replacement is necessary, remove the motor-to-shroud attaching screws, then separate the motor from the shroud.
  14.  

To install:

  1. If removed, position the motor to the shroud and secure with the mounting bolts.
  2.  
  3. Install the fan to the motor shaft and secure with the retainer nut.
  4.  
  5. Install the fan and shroud assembly into the engine compartment and secure to the radiator.
  6.  
  7. Attach the fan motor electrical connector.
  8.  
  9. If equipped with an automatic transaxle, unplug and connect the transaxle cooler lines.
  10.  
  11. If removed, install the coolant recovery reservoir.
  12.  
  13. Connect the negative battery cable and inspect the cooling fan for proper operation.
  14.  

  1. Drain the engine cooling system.
  2.  
  3. Remove the upper radiator hose. Matchmark the hose before removal to ensure proper installation.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the radiator and condenser fan electrical connectors.
  6.  
  7. Remove the fan mounting bolts and fan assembly.
  8.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse order of removal.
  2.  
  3. Refill the cooling system to the correct level.
  4.  

  1. Drain the engine cooling system.
  2.  
  3. Remove the overflow hose and overflow tank assembly.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the fan electrical connectors.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the upper radiator hose. Matchmark the hose before removal to ensure proper installation.
  8.  
  9. Remove the fan shroud assembly as follows:
    1. Remove the condenser fan motor heat protector.
    2.  
    3. Remove the fan control module.
    4.  
    5. Remove the fan shroud assembly with both fan motors attached.
    6.  

  10.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse order of removal.
  2.  
  3. Refill the cooling system to the correct level.
  4.  

 
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