Suzuki Samurai/Sidekick/Tracker 1986-1998 Repair Guide

Engine Fan

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 through 8


CAUTION
Do NOT disconnect the A/C lines during the following procedure. Refer to General Information & Maintenance for information regarding the implications of servicing your A/C system yourself. Only an MVAC-trained, EPA-certified, automotive technician should service the A/C system or its components.

  1. If equipped with air conditioning, remove the A/C line clamp bolt and move the line toward the engine to provide adequate clearance for fan shroud removal.
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  3. Drain the cooling system until the coolant level is below the upper radiator hose.
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  5. Detach the upper radiator hose from the radiator.
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  7. Remove all of the cooling fan shroud retaining fasteners.
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  9. Using an open end wrench, break all of the fan/clutch mounting fasteners loose.
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  11. Remove the water pump drive belt.
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WARNING
When lifting the cooling fan and shroud out of the engine compartment, take care not to damage the radiator fins.

  1. Remove the cooling fan/clutch mounting fasteners, then lift the fan/clutch assembly and the shroud up and out of the engine bay together.
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  3. At this point, if necessary, the pulley may be removed from the water pump.
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Fig. Fig. 1: To remove the cooling fan, first remove the A/C line (if equipped) mounting clamp bolt ...



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Fig. Fig. 2: ... and move the line toward the engine to provide adequate clearance for fan shroud removal



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Fig. Fig. 3: Loosen the clamp, then separate the upper hose from the radiator



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Fig. Fig. 4: Remove all of the radiator shroud fasteners ...



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Fig. Fig. 5: ... and loosen the cooling fan mounting fasteners, THEN remove the drive belt ...



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Fig. Fig. 6: ... because the drive belt can be used to hold the fan stable while loosening the mounting fasteners



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Fig. Fig. 7: Position the A/C line (if equipped) out of the way ...



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Fig. Fig. 8: ... then lift the cooling fan and shroud out of the engine compartment together

To install:
  1. If removed, position the pulley on the water pump flange.
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  3. Lower the cooling fan/clutch assembly and shroud into the engine compartment together.
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  5. Install the cooling fan/clutch mounting fasteners finger-tight.
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  7. Position the cooling fan shroud properly, then install the retaining fasteners. Tighten them until snug.
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  9. Install the water pump drive belt, then tighten the cooling fan/clutch mounting fasteners to 97 inch lbs. (11 Nm).
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  11. Attach the upper radiator hose to the radiator.
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  13. If equipped with air conditioning, position the A/C line against the radiator and install the line clamp bolt securely.
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  15. Fill the cooling system, then start the engine and check for coolant leaks.
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