2000 Chevy Impala cooling shroud removal

Tiny
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  • 2000 CHEVROLET IMPALA
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 100,000 MILES
How do I uninstall the cooling fan? Something at the bottom seems to be holding it
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Saturday, September 4th, 2010 AT 1:33 PM

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1. Disconnect the battery ground (negative) cable. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnect/Connect Procedure.
2. Partially drain the cooling system. Refer to Draining and Filling Cooling System.

Important: To prevent shearing of the rubber bushings, loosen the bolts on the engine struts before swinging the struts.

3. Remove the engine strut brace bolts from the upper tie bar and rotate the struts and the braces rearward. Refer to Engine Mount Strut Bracket Replacement (Right Lower) or Engine Mount Strut Bracket Replacement (Right Upper) or Engine Mount Strut Bracket Replacement (Left) or Engine Mount Strut Bracket Replacement (Upper Radiator Support).
4. Remove the front fender upper diagonal brace. Refer to Brace Replacement - Front Fender Upper Diagonal (Impala) or Brace Replacement -Front Fender Upper Diagonal (Monte Carlo) in Body and Frame.
5. Carefully disconnect the throttle body air inlet and adjust the air cleaner assembly for access.
6. Disconnect the radiator inlet hose from the radiator.
7. Disengage the cooling fan shroud retainers.
8. Remove the cooling fan shroud bolts.
9. Disconnect the transmission oil cooler lines from the retainers at the bottom of the cooling fan shroud.
10. Disengage the cooling fan shroud clip from the top of the radiator.
11. Reposition the cooling fan shroud for access.
12. Disconnect the cooling fan shroud electrical connector.
13. Remove the cooling fan shroud.

Installation Procedure

1. Connect the cooling fan shroud electrical connector.
2. Install the cooling fan shroud.
3. Install the cooling fan shroud clip to the top of the radiator. Apply pressure in order to completely engage the clip onto the radiator.
4. Connect the transmission oil cooler lines to the retainers at the bottom of the cooling fan shroud.

Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.

5. Install the cooling fan shroud bolts. Tighten the cooling fan shroud bolts to 10 Nm (89 inch lbs.).
6. Install the cooling fan shroud retainers.
7. Connect the radiator inlet hose to the radiator.
8. Install the air cleaner assembly and carefully connect the throttle body air inlet duct.
9. Install the front fender upper diagonal brace. Refer to Brace Replacement - Front Fender Upper Diagonal (impala) or Brace Replacement -Front Fender Upper Diagonal (Monte Carlo) in Body and Frame.
10. Rotate the struts and the braces forward to the proper position. Install the engine strut brace bolts to the upper tie bar. Refer to Engine Mount Strut Bracket Replacement (Right Lower) or Engine Mount Strut Bracket Replacement (Right Upper) or Engine Mount Strut Bracket Replacement (Left) or Engine Mount Strut Bracket Replacement (Upper Radiator Support).
11. Fill the cooling system. Refer to Draining and Filling Cooling System.
12. Connect the battery ground (negative) cable. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnect/Connect Procedure.
13. Inspect for proper operation.

There you go.
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