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Removing the fan and housing 01-05 PT

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Old 06 Jun 2009, 07:24 am
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Default Removing the fan and housing 01-05 PT

This is for the NON-TURBO PT because I'm not sure how the Inter-cooler interferes with taking out the fan and housing.

First take your time, don't rush it or you'll mess something up.

From under the car on the left side of the fan housing is the electrical connect to the fan motor. The red locking tab slides to the right and the connection comes apart by lifting up on the U shaped clip. See picture below.

The fan housing has 6 bolts to hold it to the radiator. 2 at the bottom, 1 on each side and 2 at the top. While you under the car, take off the bolts at the bottom of the housing and if you can reach, take off the bolts on either side.

The radiator has to be drained just a little bit because you have to take off the upper radiator hose (not the bottom hose). There a rubber drain cock on the left side of the bottom of the radiator. Turn it counter-clock wise till it starts to drain and take out about 1 quart of anti-freeze. You can re-use it when your done.

Back to standing in front of the car. Take off the front grill. There's a top bolt on either side and the bottom of the grill is held on by two plastic hooks (one on each side). Be careful not to break the hooks. Once the top bllts are off lift the grill up and out.

Now the top of the radiator has a support that runs all the way across and has a couple of bolts on each side. The hood latch is right in the middle and if you don't want to take that apart just lay the whole support down in the front (see picture below).

Now the top radiator hose has to come off and pushed out of the way.

The radiator has to lean forward to give enough room for the fan housing to come out the top. There's a bar in front of the radiator that has 2 10mm bolts on each end. They are very hard to get at without the proper tool (wrench with built in ratchet) but that bar must come off to the radiator can lean forward. Some of the owners found it easier to remove the battery and battery tray to give more room to remove the fan housing rather than take the bar off in front of the radiator.

Once that is done, the 2 remaining bolts on the fan housing have to come out and the whole fan hosing with fan motor and about 10 inches of electrical connection cord will lift up and out while the radiator is tilted forward.

Good luck....CREWZIN

P.S. Someone has come up with a U-tube video of the entire process of removing the radiator fan. It's 8 minutes long but well worth watching if your about to change out the fan.
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