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How To Replace Radiator Cooling Fan 02-06 Nissan Altima

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How To Replace Radiator Cooling Fan 02-06 Nissan Altima

Created on: 2021-01-16

Replacing the radiator cooling fan? This repair is not as complicated as you might think. Learn to do it yourself with this video!

  1. step 1 :Removing the Radiator Fan
    • Remove the plastic panel by prying up the clips
    • Clamp the hose clamp with pliers and remove the radiator hose
    • Push the tab on the top with a flat blade screwdriver and pull up on the harness
    • Pry out the clips from the radiator fan's harness
    • Remove the radiator fan's two 10mm bolts
    • Move the fan back and forth, and unclip a hose further down
    • Pull the fan up and out
  2. Try not to pinch any hoses when replacing the fan

    step 2 :Installing the Radiator Fan
    • Place the radiator fan into the two slots
    • Replace the vacuum hose back into the bottom
    • Replace the 10mm bolts
    • Replace the radiator hose
    • Replace the clips from the radiator fan's harness
    • Replace the plastic panel and four clips

Tools needed for replacement

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

    Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

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Hi, I'm Don from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and the next time you need a part for your vehicle, think of 1AAuto.com. Thanks.

In this video, we're going to show you how to replace the radiator fan on this 2003 Nissan Altima with the 2.5L 4-cylinder engine. It is the same process on these Altima's from 2002 to 2006. The only items you'll need for this include a new radiator fan from 1AAuto.com, a flat blade screwdriver, a 10mm socket and ratchet, and a pair of pliers.

The first thing you want to do is remove this plastic panel right here by removing these four clips. Just pry up the center on them and the clips should pull up and out. By using a pair of pliers, push the teeth together on this hose clamp and pull it back to remove that hose. On the back of the radiator fan, you'll see this harness. It's got two connectors, one on the back of each fan. Push in the tab on the top, and pull up on the harness. The harness itself is actually held in with several clips that clip it to the radiator fan. You just want to pry out each one of these clips. The radiator fan is held in by these two 10mm bolts. We'll fast forward as Don removes these.

With the bolts out, the radiator fan goes back toward the engine. You're going to have to move it back and forth. Look down in, there's some transmission lines and things like that, go back and forth, and reach down and unclip a hose further down. Right here, you can see it clips in right there. You want to make sure you remove that. On the right is the old radiator fan; on the left is the new one from 1A Auto. You can see they're identical and they'll mount and work exactly the same.

Take your radiator fan and push it down into these two slots right here. We're going to fast forward as Don feeds the fan into place. Be careful when you're doing this not to pinch any of the hoses. Once that's back in place, replace the hose back into the clip at the bottom, and replace those two 10mm bolts at the top of the fan. Put the large radiator hose back into place, and slide the hose clamp forward to secure the hose. Reconnect your radiator fan harness and push the clips on the wires back into the fan. Replace the plastic panel and the four clips. Push them in with the center still up, and push the center down to lock them.

We hope this video helps you out. Brought to you by www.1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet. Please feel free to call us toll-free, 888-844-3393. We're the company that's here for you on the Internet and in person.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

2002 - 2006  Nissan  Altima
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