Vue 2002-2005

Removal & Installation

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2.2L Engine



Before servicing any vehicle, please be sure to read the precautions section, which deals with personal safety, prevention of component damage, and important points to take into consideration when servicing a motor vehicle.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the front fascia:
    1. Remove the front side marker lamps.
    2.  
    3. Remove the headlamps.
    4.  
    5. Remove the front air deflector.
    6.  
    7. Remove the front wheelhouse push-pins and move the wheelhouse liner rearward.
    8.  
    9. Disconnect the fog lamp electrical connector (if equipped), by reaching through the headlamp opening.
    10.  
    11. Remove the fascia to lower front fender bracket bolts.
    12.  
    13. Remove the fascia to body push-in retainers.
    14.  
    15. Separate the fascia from the front fenders.

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      Fig. Separate the fascia from the front fenders.

    16.  
    17. Remove the fascia to fascia support push-in retainers.
    18.  
    19. Remove the fascia from the vehicle.
    20.  

  4.  
  5. Drain the coolant.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the fan motor from the engine harness.

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    Fig. Disconnect the fan motor from the engine harness.

  8.  
  9. Unclip the wire harness from the fan assembly.
  10.  
  11. Unclip the transaxle cooler lines from the fan assembly.
  12.  
  13. Remove the battery box inlet air duct.
  14.  
  15. Remove the condenser splash shield.
  16.  
  17. Remove the radiator inlet hose.
  18.  
  19. Remove the radiator outlet hose.
  20.  
  21. Remove the upper Condenser Radiator Fan Module (CRFM) bracket assemblies.
  22.  
  23. Lift the CRFM assembly from the lower brackets and carefully move the bottom of the assembly rearward while tilting the top forward.

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    Fig. Lift the CRFM assembly from the lower brackets and carefully move the bottom of the assembly rearward while tilting the top forward.

  24.  
  25. Remove the fan assembly to radiator bolt.
  26.  
  27. Remove the fan assembly.
  28.  

To install:

  1. Install the fan assembly by guiding the lower tabs of the fan assembly into the corresponding radiator hooks.

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    Fig. Install the fan assembly by guiding the lower tabs of the fan assembly into the corresponding radiator hooks

  2.  
  3. Install the fan assembly to radiator bolts.
  4.  
  5. Install the lower radiator pins into the cradle brackets.
  6.  
  7. Install the upper CRFM bracket assemblies.
  8.  
  9. Install the radiator outlet hose.
  10.  
  11. Position the clamp at 5 o-clock.
  12.  
  13. Install the radiator inlet hose.
  14.  
  15. Position the clamp at 6 o-clock.
  16.  
  17. Install the condenser splash shield.
  18.  
  19. Install the battery box inlet air duct.
  20.  
  21. Clip the transaxle cooler lines to the fan assembly.

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    Fig. Clip the transaxle cooler lines to the fan assembly.

  22.  
  23. Clip the engine wire harness to fan assembly.
  24.  
  25. Connect the fan motor to engine harness.
  26.  
  27. Install the front fascia.
  28.  
  29. Fill the cooling system.
  30.  
  31. Connect the negative battery cable.
  32.  

2.4L Engine



Before servicing any vehicle, please be sure to read the precautions section, which deals with personal safety, prevention of component damage, and important points to take into consideration when servicing a motor vehicle.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Drain and recycle the engine coolant.
  4.  
  5. Remove the air cleaner outlet air duct.
  6.  
  7. Remove the upper radiator air deflector.
  8.  
  9. Remove the transaxle oil cooler pipes from the radiator.
  10.  
  11. Loop a rope around each of the upper 2 tabs of the condenser and tie a rope around the upper tie bar.
  12.  
  13. Remove the upper radiator support bracket bolts.
  14.  
  15. Remove the upper radiator support brackets.
  16.  
  17. Pry upward on the fan shroud tabs at the radiator clips to release the fan shroud from the radiator.
  18.  
  19. Remove the lower radiator air deflector.
  20.  
  21. Lower the vehicle.
  22.  
  23. Remove the radiator inlet hose from the radiator.
  24.  
  25. Remove the radiator outlet hose from the radiator.
  26.  
  27. Disconnect the cooling fan wire harness connectors.
  28.  
  29. Remove the A/C compressor and condenser hose assembly.
  30.  
  31. Raise the vehicle.
  32.  
  33. Remove the lower radiator support bracket bolts.
  34.  
  35. Remove the lower radiator support brackets.
  36.  
  37. Remove the transaxle oil cooler pipe clip from the fan shroud.
  38.  
  39. Remove the fan assembly.
  40.  

To install:

  1. Install the fan shroud assembly.
  2.  
  3. Install the transaxle oil cooler pipes to the radiator.
  4.  
  5. Install the transaxle oil cooler pipe clip to the fan shroud.
  6.  
  7. Install the lower radiator support brackets.
  8.  
  9. Install the lower radiator support bracket bolts and tighten to 44 ft. lbs. (60 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Install the cooling fan wire harness connectors.
  12.  
  13. Install the radiator outlet hose to the radiator.
  14.  
  15. Install the lower radiator air deflector.
  16.  
  17. Lower the vehicle.
  18.  
  19. Snap fan shroud tabs into the radiator clips.
  20.  
  21. Remove the rope attached to the condenser and upper tie bar.
  22.  
  23. Install the upper radiator support brackets.
  24.  
  25. Install the upper radiator support bracket bolts and tighten to 89 in. lbs. (10 Nm).
  26.  
  27. Install the radiator inlet hose to the radiator.
  28.  
  29. Install the A/C compressor and condenser hose assembly.
  30.  
  31. Install the upper radiator air deflector.
  32.  
  33. Install the air duct.
  34.  
  35. Fill the cooling system.
  36.  
  37. Inspect the transaxle fluid level.
  38.  

3.5L Engine



Before servicing any vehicle, please be sure to read the precautions section, which deals with personal safety, prevention of component damage, and important points to take into consideration when servicing a motor vehicle.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the side marker to body push-in retainer.
  4.  
  5. Lift the side marker up and out of the fascia to free lower attaching tabs.
  6.  
  7. Rotate the side marker bulb socket assembly counterclockwise and remove it from the side marker housing.
  8.  
  9. Remove the side marker lamp assembly from the vehicle.
  10.  
  11. Remove the front side marker lamps.
  12.  
  13. Remove the headlamp bracket to structure bolts.
  14.  
  15. Insert a flat-bladed tool through the opening in the upper structure.
  16.  
  17. Gently push the locking tab toward the rear of the vehicle with flat-bladed tool to detach the headlamp bracket lower arm.
  18.  
  19. Lift headlamp assembly upward.
  20.  
  21. Disconnect the electrical connector from the headlamp assembly.
  22.  
  23. Remove the headlamp assembly away from the vehicle, if necessary.
  24.  
  25. Rotate the headlamp bulb assembly counterclockwise to remove it from the headlamp housing.
  26.  
  27. Remove the park/turn bulb socket from the housing by rotating the socket counterclockwise, if necessary.
  28.  
  29. Gently pull the park/turn bulb from the socket , if necessary.
  30.  
  31. Remove the front air deflector to fascia screws.
  32.  
  33. Remove the front air deflector to engine cradle push-in retainers.
  34.  
  35. Remove the front air deflector by lowering from the vehicle.
  36.  
  37. Remove the front wheelhouse push-pins and move the wheelhouse liner rearward.
  38.  
  39. Disconnect the fog lamp electrical connector (if equipped), by reaching through the headlamp opening.
  40.  
  41. Remove the fascia to lower front fender bracket bolts.
  42.  
  43. Remove the fascia to body push-in retainers.
  44.  
  45. Separate the fascia from the front fenders.
  46.  
  47. Remove the fascia to fascia support push-in retainers.
  48.  
  49. Remove the fascia from the vehicle.
  50.  
  51. Drain the coolant.
  52.  
  53. Disconnect the electrical connectors from the fan motors.
  54.  
  55. Unclip the wire harness from the fan assembly.
  56.  
  57. Unclip the transaxle cooler lines from the fan assembly.
  58.  
  59. Remove the Condenser Radiator Fan Module (CRFM) closeout panel retainers from the condenser.
  60.  
  61. Remove the CRFM closeout panel from the condenser.
  62.  
  63. Remove the radiator inlet hose clamp from the radiator.
  64.  
  65. Remove the radiator inlet hose from the radiator.
  66.  
  67. Remove the radiator inlet hose retaining straps from the radiator support.
  68.  
  69. Remove the radiator outlet hose clamp from the radiator.
  70.  
  71. Remove the radiator outlet hose from the radiator.
  72.  
  73. Remove the CRFM mounting bracket bolts from the radiator support.
  74.  
  75. Remove the CRFM mounting brackets from the radiator support.
  76.  
  77. Lift the CRFM assembly from the lower mounts and carefully move the bottom of the assembly rearward while tilting the top forward.
  78.  
  79. Remove the fan assembly bolts from the radiator.
  80.  
  81. Remove the fan assembly from the radiator.
    NOTE
    The fan and motor assembly is a balanced assembly. Be sure to mark the relationship of the fan to the motor shaft to ensure the balance is maintained.

  82.  
  83. Place a scribe mark (3) on the fan (2) hub and the motor shaft (1).

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    Fig. Place a scribe mark (3) on the fan (2) hub and the motor shaft (1).

  84.  
  85. Remove the fan retaining clip (1) from the motor shaft (2).
  86.  
  87. Discard fan retaining clip (1).

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    Fig. Remove the fan retaining clip (1) from the motor shaft (2).

  88.  
  89. Remove the fan (1) from the motor (2).
  90.  

To install:

  1. Install the fan (1) to the motor (2).
  2.  
  3. Align the scribe marks (3) previously made on the fan (2) hub and the motor shaft (1).
    NOTE
    Ensure that the scribe marks remain aligned during fan retaining clip (1) installation.

  4.  
  5. Install a new fan retaining clip (1) to the motor shaft (2). Ensure the retaining clip (1) is fully seated.
  6.  
  7. Install the cooling fan and shroud to the vehicle.
  8.  
  9. Install the fan assembly to the radiator by guiding the lower tabs into the corresponding hooks on the radiator.
    WARNING
    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.

  10.  
  11. Install the fan assembly bolts to the radiator.
  12.  
  13. Tighten the bolts to 71 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
  14.  
  15. Position the CRFM assembly onto the lower mounts.
  16.  
  17. Install the CRFM mounting brackets to the radiator support.
  18.  
  19. Install the CRFM mounting bracket bolts to the radiator support.
  20.  
  21. Tighten the bolts to 71 inch lbs (8 Nm).
  22.  
  23. Install the radiator outlet hose to the radiator.
  24.  
  25. Install the radiator outlet hose clamp to the radiator.
  26.  
  27. Install the radiator inlet hose to the radiator.
  28.  
  29. Install the radiator inlet hose clamp to the radiator.
  30.  
  31. Install the CRFM closeout panel to the condenser.
  32.  
  33. Install the CRFM closeout panel retainers to the condenser.
  34.  
  35. Clip the transaxle cooler lines to the fan assembly.
  36.  
  37. Clip the engine wire harness to fan assembly.
  38.  
  39. Install the electrical connectors to the fan motors.
  40.  
  41. Install the front fascia.
  42.  
  43. Fill the cooling system.
  44.  

 
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