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Old 07-05-2007, 04:56 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by PreppyR6 View Post
I did this install today, this diy was a major help. Thanks Tim

Id like to add, when removing the fan, I found it easiest to loosen the fan shroud then remove the 3 bolts holding the fan to pump assembly (theyre hard to see, and are located just under the fan blades). Once those are off the fan comes right out with some wiggling.

Also, this is for those unfamiliar with the tensioner pulley issues (I just learned all about them today). Loosening the tensioner pulley is completely dependent on whether you have a mechanical or hydraulic pulley. Figure that out first or you risk stripping bolts (I had a close call).

Ive only driven it once since then but I really dont notice any difference.
Glad I could help! From what you posted it sounds like you have an engine driven fan, do you have a step transmission?

Thanks for the tip on the tensioner as well. I updated my first post to have a bit more of a disclaimer that this will vary depending on what car/options/build date you have.

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