Montana, Silhouette, Venture 2000-2005

Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove the air cleaner and duct assembly.
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  5. Remove right side diagonal brace.
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  7. Remove radiator inlet hose.
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  9. Disconnect the cooling fan harness electrical connector.
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  11. Loosen the engine mount strut nuts at the engine side.
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  13. Remove the engine mount strut bracket brace bolts from the upper radiator support and rotate the struts and brackets rearward.
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  15. Reposition the coolant overflow hose clamp at the coolant recovery reservoir.
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  17. Remove the hose from the reservoir.
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  19. Remove the overflow hose from the retainers. Position the hose aside.
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  21. Remove the battery.
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  23. Remove the radiator upper mount bolts.
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  25. Remove the radiator upper mounts.
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  27. Remove the cooling fan shroud bolts.
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  29. Disconnect the upper transmission oil cooler (TOC) line from the radiator.
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  31. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  33. If equipped with 3.9L engine, remove the radiator air baffle.
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  35. Disconnect the TOC lines from the fan shroud retainer clip.
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  37. Lower the vehicle.
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  39. Remove the cooling fan shroud and fans.
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To install:

  1. Install the cooling fan shroud and fans.
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  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  5. Connect the TOC lines to the fan shroud retainer clip.
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  7. If equipped with 3.9L engine, install the radiator air baffle.
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  9. Connect the upper TOC line to the radiator.
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  11. Install the cooling fan shroud bolts.
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  13. Install the radiator upper mounts.
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  15. Install the radiator upper mount bolts and tighten to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
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  17. Install the battery.
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  19. Position the hose. Install the overflow hose to the retainers.
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  21. Install the hose to the reservoir.
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  23. Position the coolant overflow hose clamp at the coolant recovery reservoir.
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  25. Position the engine mount struts brackets flush with the upper radiator support.
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  27. Install the engine mount strut bracket brace bolts to the upper radiator support and tighten to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
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  29. Tighten the engine strut mount nuts at the engine side to 35 ft. lbs. (48 Nm).
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  31. Connect the cooling fan harness electrical connector.
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  33. Install the radiator inlet hose.
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  35. Install right side diagonal brace.
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  37. Install the air cleaner and duct assembly.
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