Volkswagen Golf/Jetta/Cabriole 1990-1999

Radiator and Fan Assembly

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Fig. Exploded view of the radiator and fan assembly-2.0L, 8 valve



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Fig. Radiator, fan shroud and fan



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Fig. Detach all wiring harnesses necessary for radiator removal



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Fig. Use caution not to snap off any plastic wiring clips



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Fig. The radiator fan assembly



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Fig. Remove the fasteners and then the fan assembly from the radiator



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Fig. The secondary fan is driven by a belt via the primary motor



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Fig. Remove the secondary fan rubber drive belt



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Fig. Detach the plastic retaining ring



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Fig. To remove the fan blades, detach the locking ring tab and then the center nut



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Fig. View of fan blade nut and locking tab



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Fig. Note the position of the fan motor wiring connectors location to the steel housing. The motor can be put in upside down



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Fig. Remove the electric fan motor mounting bolts



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Fig. Remove the radiator fan motor

  1. Disconnect the wiring from the cooling fan and remove the thermostat housing to drain the cooling system.
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  3. If the air conditioning coolant hose runs above the radiator, remove the shroud mounting bolts and move the fan and shroud assembly away from the radiator.
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  5. Disconnect the radiator hoses and the overflow hose.
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  7. Remove the upper brackets bolts and lift the radiator out. If the air conditioning hose does not interfere, the shroud and fan can be removed with the radiator.
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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal. After filling the cooling system, run the engine until the fan runs once and check the coolant level again.
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