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#1 (permalink) Old 12-26-2005, 12:32 PM
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Problem with radiator fan

Last night i was checking something under the hood with engine runing when i heard some noise coming from lower radiator area
I look at better and i find out that plastic that goes aroundfan is for some reason pushed out of place
I was wandering did anyone remove this plastic piece because i could just remove it or I can fix it

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I just got done replacing my timing belt and to do that I had to remove the radiator and that plastic piece that's around the fan.

I'm pretty sure this plastic piece helps channel the air through the radiator and helps keep the temp down...so I'm not sure if just removing it is the best idea.

I'm think you have to take the radiator out along with the plastic piece (you can unhook the plastic piece from the radiator but there won't be enough room to pull it out unless the radiator is taken out)

to remove the plastic piece from the radiator there are two plastic "rivets" that hold it to the radiator. There are located at the top in each corner of the plastic piece. Each "rivet" has two peices--there's a little plastic pin in the center of the "rivet" that must be pulled out first to allow the rest of it to come out--once those two rivets are out then the plastice piece is now separated. There are two slots at the bottom of the radiator that the plastic piece rests in--and upward pull will take it out of those.

but like I said, I couldn't get it out with out removing the radiator along with it....but you can try if you want...good luck!

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Problem fixed with 3 zip ties, 3 plasctis screws/rivets was missin on shroud ,so i just put zip ties and its tight like never

Thanks anyway

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I just got done replacing my timing belt and to do that I had to remove the radiator and that plastic piece that's around the fan.

I'm pretty sure this plastic piece helps channel the air through the radiator and helps keep the temp down...so I'm not sure if just removing it is the best idea.

I'm think you have to take the radiator out along with the plastic piece (you can unhook the plastic piece from the radiator but there won't be enough room to pull it out unless the radiator is taken out)

to remove the plastic piece from the radiator there are two plastic "rivets" that hold it to the radiator. There are located at the top in each corner of the plastic piece. Each "rivet" has two peices--there's a little plastic pin in the center of the "rivet" that must be pulled out first to allow the rest of it to come out--once those two rivets are out then the plastice piece is now separated. There are two slots at the bottom of the radiator that the plastic piece rests in--and upward pull will take it out of those.

but like I said, I couldn't get it out with out removing the radiator along with it....but you can try if you want...good luck!
you can just take the fan off, its 4 13 mm bolts... saves removal of the radiator.

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