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If you still have the stator on the truck, then it's almost impossible, because getting enough wrench swing to loosen the fan nut is gonna be hard to do with the amount of room between the stator fins and bolt mounts. In order to have enough room for the stator to be pulled forward, you must at least remove the fan shroud. The fan bolts thru the belt pulley, the fan and pulley must come off in order to gain access to the water pump bolts.
Removing the radiator is a precaution as to not damage the cooling fins. If your careful, you can get away with leaving in the radiator.
You'll be surprised on how fast/easy the fan shroud and radiator is to remove as long as you don't booger up the trans line nut (use a line wrench).The entire job is very easy to accomplish in your driveway. The hardest part was getting the fan nut to break loose.
My stator went missing after the first install, after that the only parts I had to physically remove from the truck was the fan shroud, fan, and belt pulley.
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