Neon, 2000-2005

Electric Engine Fan

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Removal & Installation



  1. Disconnect negative cable from battery.
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  3. Drain cooling system below the upper radiator hose level.
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  5. Remove upper hose from radiator.
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  7. Remove fasteners that attach air cleaner housing to vehicle. Reposition air cleaner housing.
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  9. Raise vehicle on hoist.
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  11. Disconnect and remove the powertrain control module (PCM) with bracket.
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  13. Disconnect radiator fan electrical connector.
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  15. Lower vehicle.
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  17. Remove radiator upper support mounts.
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  19. Remove air conditioning line support bracket screw.
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  21. Remove radiator fan assembly screws from radiator.
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  23. Carefully lift radiator fan assembly up and out of lower shroud attachment clips.
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  25. For radiator fan assembly sub-component removal procedures

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    Fig. Radiator fan electrical connector (1) and lower radiator hose (2)

    Radiator fan electrical connector (1) and lower radiator hose (2)

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    Fig. Single fan with screws (1), lower mounts (2) and fan motor electrical connector (3)

    Single fan with screws (1), lower mounts (2) and fan motor electrical connector (3)

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    Fig. Dual fan with mounting screw locations (1) and lower mounts (2)

    Dual fan with mounting screw locations (1) and lower mounts (2)
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To install:

  1. Install radiator fan assembly by lowering into position on radiator. Ensure the fan assembly lower mounts are engaged properly into slots on lower radiator tank.
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  3. Install the radiator fan assembly retaining screws and tighten to 65 inch lbs. (7.5 Nm).
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  5. Install radiator upper support mounts and tighten bolts to 90 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
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  7. Install air conditioning line support bracket screw.
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  9. Raise vehicle on hoist.
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  11. Connect radiator fan electrical connector.
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  13. Install powertrain control module (PCM).
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  15. Lower vehicle.
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  17. Install air cleaner housing fasteners.
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  19. Install radiator upper hose to radiator. Align hose and position clamp to ensure proper clearance with engine or hood.
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  21. Fill cooling system.
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  23. Connect negative battery cable.
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