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How to Replace Upper Radiator Fan Shroud 88-98 GMC Sierra K1500

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  1. step : Removing the Upper Radiator Fan Shroud (0:48)
    • Pop open the wire retainer
    • Lift the wire off the radiator fan shroud
    • Remove the seven 10mm bolts along the shroud
    • Remove the three 10mm bolts along the top
    • Remove the fan shroud
  2. step : Installing the Upper Radiator Fan Shroud (1:37)
    • Insert the upper fan shroud into place
    • Tighten the three 10mm bolts to the top
    • Tighten the seven 10mm bolts along the shroud
    • Press the wire along the top of the radiator

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In this video, we're going to be working with our 1996 GMC Sierra K1500. We're going to show you how to remove and re-install the upper fan shroud for your radiator.

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Here are the items you'll need for this repair: 10mm socket, ratchet, long extension, flat blade screwdriver

Using a small flat-blade screwdriver, pop open the wire retainer on the top of your fan shroud, lift the wire off, and it's long enough that you can just lay it back in the engine bay. You can remove it from the battery and take it out completely if you'd like to, but this should give you plenty of room to work.

Remove the seven 10mm bolts along the fan shroud. There should be two on the bottom on each side. Ours is missing two bolts, and then three along the top, and the same two bolt locations on this side. We'll remove these with a 10mm socket ratchet and extension. Once the hardware's removed, lift up and remove the upper fan shroud from the vehicle.

To reinstall your upper radiator fan shroud, reinstall the seven 10mm bolts securing your fan shroud. Tighten them down with a 10mm socket ratchet. Reinstall the wire along the top of your shroud, lock it back into place.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket


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