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How to Replace Radiator Cooling Fan Assembly 05-06 Chevy Silverado V6 43L

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How to Replace Radiator Cooling Fan Assembly 05-06 Chevy Silverado V6 43L

Created on: 2017-10-03

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a broken radiator dual fan assembly. If your car overheats or runs hot and the radiator cooling fan will not turn on then this may be your solution. This video shows the process for the 05, 06 Chevy Silverado

  1. step 1 :Removing the Radiator Fan Assembly
    • Disconnect the two electrical connectors from the fans
    • Unclip the wiring harness from the fan shroud
    • Remove the two 13mm bolts from the top of the fan shroud
    • Lift the fan assembly off the clips and out of the engine bay
  2. step 2 :Installing the Radiator Fan Assembly
    • If reusing the original assembly, make sure the rubber bushings are in place
    • Line up the fan assembly using the tabs
    • Slide the fan assembly into place
    • Insert the two 13mm bolts into the fan shroud
    • Connect the radiator fan electrical connectors
    • Clip the wiring harness to the fan shroud

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    13mm Socket

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Hi. I'm Mike from 1AAuto. We've been selling auto parts for over 30 years!

Remove the cooling fans. Start by unplugging the two electrical connections at the fans. Push the locks in, work the connector out, and unclip the harness from the bottom of the assembly. Use a small, flat bladed screwdriver. Pry open the lock on it. Just lay that right there.

Use a 13mm socket to remove the two upper retaining bolts. There’s a bolt on each side. You do the same. This hose can just be pushed out of the way.

With the two upper bolts removed, you're going to lift it out and off of the clips, and lift the whole assembly up. Push it around that hose there.

There's the entire fan assembly. Just be sure if you're using the original fan assembly that these rubber mounting bushings have not fallen out. They can easily be popped out when you're removing it. If you need to reinstall them, they just push in the groove. They just sit in there, just like that.

The bottom of this fan assembly has these three rubber grommets. Those are going to go over the pinch weld at the bottom of the radiator support. There's also tabs, one on each side of the radiator shroud. It matches up with a tab down here on each side of the radiator. It's going to slide in in there and hold it. Slide the radiator shroud down into place. We need to move it, get that little ear around the upper radiator hose. I have to pull this one out of the way. Making sure it lands in those ears on the side of the radiator. That seems to be in place.

Put the bolts in. I threaded this down by hand. Now I can tighten it with my socket. It's going to squish a little bit, the rubber part and once I feel it get tight, I'm just going to stop and repeat for the other side. Finally, don't forget to reconnect your electrical connectors or else the fans won't work. Push it in until you hear it click. Put this back in the holder. Push it back together to lock it. The fan shroud is replaced.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 13mm Socket

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