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How to Replace Upper Radiator Fan Shroud 2002-06 Chevy Suburban 1500 V8 5-3L

Created on: 2017-03-02

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a broken radiator fan shroud. This video shows the process for the 02, 03, 04, 05, 06 Chevy Suburban

  1. step 1 :Removing the Air Intake
    • Loosen the hose clamp after the MAF sensor
    • Twist the boot from the MAF sensor
    • Remove the hose clamp at the throttle bottle
    • Disconnect the hoses from their clamps
    • Remove the intake runner
  2. step 2 :Removing the Radiator Fan Shroud
    • Pop out the hose clamp
    • Remove the hose from the clamp
    • Remove the two 10mm screws at the top of the fan shroud
    • Pop out the trim buttons from the shroud
    • Lift the shroud up and out
  3. step 3 :Installing the Upper Radiator Fan Shroud
    • Insert the shroud into place
    • Press on the trim buttons
    • Tighten the two 10mm screws to the shroud
    • Press the hose into its clamps
  4. step 4 :Installing the Air Intake
    • Insert the intake tubing into place
    • Tighten the hose clamp to the MAF sensor and the throttle
    • Clip in the hoses

Tools needed

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver


    Trim Tool Set

    10mm Socket

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In this video, we're going to be working with our 2002 Chevy Suburban. We're going to show you how to remove and replace your vehicle's upper fan shroud for the radiator.

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Here are the items you'll need for this repair.

Loosen the hose clamp just after the mass air flow sensor. This is going to be the second one back from your air box. We'll do this using a flat blade screwdriver. Wiggle and twist the boot to release it from the mass air flow sensor. You may need to use your screwdriver to help peel it back here. These tend to get stuck on pretty good. We'll also remove the one at the throttle body. We'll need to disconnect the hoses from their clamps here. You can either try prying it out there, or there's also a little clamp at the bottom here that you should be able to compress, pop loose with a flat blade, and remove the intake runner from the vehicle.

We'll pop this hose clamp out with a flat blade screwdriver and remove the hose. Remove the two 10 millimeter screws at the top of the fan shroud with a 10 millimeter socket and ratchet. We're going to use our trim tool from 1A Auto to pop these up. You can also do it with a flat blade screwdriver or pair of side cutters. You don't have to remove the center pin fully, just pop it up and wiggle the rest of the pin out. There's one at the back on each side like you saw there and then another one here up by the radiator. That one also has a twin on the opposite side. Pull back and lift out the upper radiator shroud.

Lift up on the upper radiator hose and reinstall the upper fan shroud. There are two little pins, one on each side that'll help you to align everything, and then we'll reinstall our four plastic clips by popping the base in and then locking the center pin down. Reinstall the two 10 millimeter screws at the top. Tighten them down with a 10 millimeter socket and ratchet. Reinstall the hoses back into their clips.

Reinstall the intake tubing. It's easiest to set it onto the throttle body. Reengage the hoses into their clips and then get the boot over the air box. Then tighten down both clamps with a flat blade screwdriver.

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