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post #1 of 18 Old 05-07-2011, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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How do you remove cooling fan?

I am trying to replace the oil cooler? But I can't even seem to get the cooling fan off to get the stator out of the way. Do I remove the bolts behind the blade? Or do I remove the 4 bolts that hold the shaft to the motor?

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wait your trying to remove our clutch fan? there is a special puller tool that takes the clutch fan off. now for the shroud there is for bolts that hold it on to on the top i beleave and the two on the bottom are hard to find but there there.

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I have the fan stator/shroud loose, however I am unable to move out of the way with the fan still on. There are 6 bolts on the back of the fan that appear to hold it on/ attach the clutch. Those bolts are loose and I can get them off rather easy. I am not sure though if they release the fan or just the clutch. I am thinking that I may have to loosen the 4 bolts that hold the fan shaft to the motor in order to get the fan off?

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Thanks! BTW some guys are saying to leave the fan and radiator alone for removing the intake manifold and oil cooler repair. What do you think, should I work around it?

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There's really no need to remove the fan or stator to take out the intake or oil cooler. Some guys remove the fan,stator, and radiator so they can stand in that area to work on the intake and cooler.

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I think that it may be much easier to work that way. Do you know if you loosen the big fan nut turning the wrench counter clockwise looking from the front towards the engine? In other wards, wrench coming up on the drivers side?

I am considering using a pipe wrench, would that be ok?

Is the fan difficult to put back on?

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Well what I did was cut the top of the shroud where it looks like a seam (ford tech manual says to do that). Then two bolts and shroud is out the way. I left the fan on no need to take it off just my opinion.


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When you say you cut the shroud are you referring to the fan stator? Or the shroud that screws directly on to the radiator?

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i never take out the fan stator to remove the intake. just be very careful setting the intake back down, it's easy to break an injector connector

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