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post #1 of 14 Old 06-26-2016, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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fan shroud removal

Hey there. First, my apologies, I seriously lack search skills on this forum apparently. Can anyone help me out here, have a broken lower radiator hose. 94 zj 5.2

Trying to figure out how to remove the fan shroud to get at the hose. And my search attempts haven't been as helpful as I would like.

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post #2 of 14 Old 06-26-2016, 07:33 PM
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Typically you have to remove the fan and take the fan/shroud out together. It's a little easier on the 4.0 since there's 4 bolts holding the fan/clutch on. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong but believe there's a big couple/nut on the 5.2 between the water pump/fan which needs loosened. And some with the 5.2 may be able to replace that lower rad hose by just supporting the fan shroud up with it against the fan. Good luck.

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post #3 of 14 Old 06-26-2016, 07:34 PM
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The fan shroud has a removable lower panel, retained by two push-on umbrella fasteners and two integrated snaps.

For me, the "easy" way to remove the shroud is to first unscrew the large fan clutch nut, remove the two shroud nuts then remove everything all at once. The shroud is attached to the radiator w/ nuts at the top and settles into plastic crossmember tabs on the bottom.


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post #4 of 14 Old 06-26-2016, 07:47 PM
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Dude I'd rather take the fan shroud off a 5.2 anyday then my 4.0. On my 4.0 to get it out properly I'd have to unbolt the upper rad support to clear the studs on the water pump
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post #5 of 14 Old 06-26-2016, 07:54 PM
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Dude I'd rather take the fan shroud off a 5.2 anyday then my 4.0. On my 4.0 to get it out properly I'd have to unbolt the upper rad support to clear the studs on the water pump
Really? You must have aftermarket studs that are much longer than stock? Fan and shroud always came out together with no issues on my 4.0L.
post #6 of 14 Old 06-26-2016, 08:04 PM
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I just did my rad hoses on my 5.2. It was not necessary to remove the entire shroud, just the lower panel that will come off from underneath (which is not part of the shroud itself).
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Thanks to everyone! The hose is now replaced. Just have to go get some antifreeze to put in now.
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post #8 of 14 Old 07-01-2016, 11:49 AM
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Get yourself one of those little coolant testers at the store like $5. It tells you what the coolant is good up to as far as the freezing and boiling point, try to keep it at 50%
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post #9 of 14 Old 07-01-2016, 03:38 PM
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Try this, saves lots of cursing.



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Try this, saves lots of cursing.
Cursing is not bad if done properly. Here is the expert!




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post #11 of 14 Old 07-04-2016, 10:19 AM
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The biggest benefit of an electric fan...it easily comes right out and even with it in, there is more room to work.
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post #12 of 14 Old 07-06-2016, 08:37 PM
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God i love the e-fan on the 5.9. 2 bolts. 1 plug entire thing pulls out lol. I hate the clutch fan on the wagoneer and 4.0. No room for my fat arms the blades squeeze them... and then tightening the bolts turns the pully so you have to grab it with the other hand to hold it
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post #13 of 14 Old 07-06-2016, 09:25 PM
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Try this, saves lots of cursing.



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That is an awesome idea!

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That is an awesome idea!
Thanks, it is not ideal for the purist, but mt knuckles bleed less and the fan comes off in half the time.

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