Rendezvous 2006-2007

Removal & Installation

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CAUTION
An electric fan under the hood can start up even when the engine is not running and can injure you. Keep hands, clothing and tools away from any underhood electric fan.


CAUTION
To help avoid personal injury or damage to the vehicle, a bent, cracked, or damaged fan blade or housing should always be replaced.

  1. Remove the air cleaner and duct assembly.
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  3. Remove the cooling fan harness electrical connector.
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  5. Remove right side diagonal brace.
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  7. Loosen the engine mount strut nuts.
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  9. Remove the engine mount strut bracket brace bolts from the upper radiator support and rotate the struts and brackets rearward.
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  11. Remove upper radiator hose.
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  13. Remove the radiator upper mount bolts.
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  15. Remove the radiator upper mounts.
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  17. Remove the cooling fan shroud bolts.
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  19. Reposition the coolant overflow hose clamp at the radiator using the special tool J 38185.
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  21. Disconnect and reposition the coolant overflow hose.
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  23. Disconnect the upper TOC line from the radiator.
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  25. Raise the vehicle.
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  27. Disconnect the TOC lines from the fan module retainer clip.
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  29. Lower the vehicle.
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  31. Disconnect the engine wiring harness retainers at the engine harness bracket.

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    Fig. Removal and installation of the wiring harness retainers (arrow)

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  33. Reposition the engine wiring harness. Remove the cooling fans with the cooling fan shroud.
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To install

  1. Install the cooling fans with the cooling fan shroud.
  2.  
  3. Reposition the engine wiring harness.
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  5. Connect the engine wiring harness retainers at the engine harness bracket.
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  7. Raise the vehicle.
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  9. Connect the TOC lines to the fan module retainer clip.
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  11. Lower the vehicle.
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  13. Connect the upper TOC line to the radiator.
    NOTE
    Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in the service procedure. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint surfaces unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems.

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  15. Install the cooling fan shroud bolts and tighten them to 53 inch lbs. (6 Nm).
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  17. Install the radiator upper mounts.
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  19. Install the radiator upper mount bolts and tighten them to 88 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
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  21. Install the coolant overflow hose to the radiator.
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  23. Reposition the hose clamp to secure the coolant overflow hose using the special tool J 38185.
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  25. Install the upper radiator hose.
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  27. Position the engine mount struts brackets flush with the upper radiator support.
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  29. Install the engine mount strut bracket brace bolts to the upper radiator support and tighten them to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
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  31. Tighten the engine mount strut nuts to 35 ft. lbs. (48 Nm).
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  33. Install right side diagonal brace.
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  35. Install the cooling fan harness electrical connector.
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  37. Install the air cleaner and duct assembly.
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