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post #1 of 5 Old 07-19-2021, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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Radiator Fan Shroud Replacement

Sorry if this a dumb question but I have not found any clear videos on YouTube. Do I have to remove the entire radiator just to replace the shroud? Does anyone have any pics or a link to a thread on replacing the shroud?

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post #2 of 5 Old 07-19-2021, 03:32 PM
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No, but you may have to remove the fan from the pully. I have seen people cut the lower portion of the shroud to open up to slide past the fan.
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This is a pretty easy job, remove 4 nuts and four bolts.

You might want to spray the radiator bolt threads & fan stud threads with some WD-40, before starting this job.

Also, before starting make sure there is no wiring or automatic transmission lines in the way. The Dana 30 vent line is attached to the upper passenger side radiator bolt, but it is not a problem, just swing it out of the way when you have that bolt removed, and make sure you re-install it before finishing up.

Remove the 4 fan nuts, and the fan will come off of the water pump flange/pulley, I believe a 1/2” wrench is what you need here.

Use a long flat screwdriver or a small pry bar to wedge between two fan attachment nuts/studs, to prevent the fan from spinning while you break torque on the other two nuts, then do the others.

Lift the fan out carefully.

The shroud is held in place by the four bolts that secure the radiator to the front grill assembly.

Loosen all four bolts with a 9/16 socket and ratchet, leave the top bolt on each side in place, after loosening them, and remove both lower bolts, while the two upper bolts hold the radiator & shroud in place.

With the top bolts loose you can remove one upper bolt while supporting the weight of the radiator, tilt the shroud away from radiator mount flange enough to reinstall the bolt a couple threads, to support the radiator on that side.

Do the same on the other side, and then you can carefully remove the shroud.
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I’ll post some pictures of mine when it was going back together when I did an engine swap.

I hope this helps.
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Axhammer is spot on.

The exact configuration of fan depends on spec but they all share 4 studs and 4 nuts.

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