Module - Cooling Fan (Remove and Install)

Correction code 1820130118201301

Remove

  1. Raise and support the vehicle. See Raise Vehicle - 2 Post Lift.
  2. Remove the 2nd row lower seat cushion. See Seat Cushion - Lower - 2nd Row (Remove and Replace).
  3. Remove the rear underhood apron. See Underhood Apron - Rear (Remove and Replace).
  4. Remove the cabin intake duct. See Duct - Cabin Intake (Remove and Replace).
  5. Remove the outer HVAC plenum duct. See Duct - HVAC Plenum - Outer (Remove and Replace).
  6. Remove the hood latch cover. See Cover - Hood Latch (Remove and Replace).
  7. Remove the underhood storage unit. See Underhood Storage Unit (Remove and Replace).
  8. Perform the A/C refrigerant recovery. See A/C Refrigerant (Recovery and Recharge).
  9. Disconnect 12V power. See 12V Power (Disconnect and Connect).
  10. Disconnect the active grille shutter electrical connector.
  11. Remove the bolts that attach the underhood storage unit reinforcement bracket to the cooling fan, and then slide the reinforcement bracket aside for clearance.
  12. Remove the front aero shield panel. See Panel - Aero Shield - Front (Remove and Replace).
  13. Remove the front fascia valance. See Valance - Front Fascia (Remove and Replace).
  14. Disconnect the electrical harness from the cooling fan module connector.
  15. Place coolant drain container underneath the LH front side of the vehicle.
  16. Release the clip that attaches the radiator inlet hose to the cooling fan module, remove the hose, and then plug the hose.
  17. Place coolant drain container underneath the RH front side of the vehicle.
  18. Release the clip that attaches the radiator outlet hose from the cooling fan module, remove the hose, and then plug the hose.
  19. Remove the coolant drain container from underneath the vehicle.
1Raise and support the vehicle. See Raise Vehicle - 2 Post Lift.
2Remove the 2nd row lower seat cushion. See Seat Cushion - Lower - 2nd Row (Remove and Replace).
3Remove the rear underhood apron. See Underhood Apron - Rear (Remove and Replace).
4Remove the cabin intake duct. See Duct - Cabin Intake (Remove and Replace).
5Remove the outer HVAC plenum duct. See Duct - HVAC Plenum - Outer (Remove and Replace).
6Remove the hood latch cover. See Cover - Hood Latch (Remove and Replace).
7Remove the underhood storage unit. See Underhood Storage Unit (Remove and Replace).
8Perform the A/C refrigerant recovery. See A/C Refrigerant (Recovery and Recharge).
9Disconnect 12V power. See 12V Power (Disconnect and Connect).
10Disconnect the active grille shutter electrical connector.
11Remove the bolts that attach the underhood storage unit reinforcement bracket to the cooling fan, and then slide the reinforcement bracket aside for clearance.
12Remove the front aero shield panel. See Panel - Aero Shield - Front (Remove and Replace).
13Remove the front fascia valance. See Valance - Front Fascia (Remove and Replace).
14Disconnect the electrical harness from the cooling fan module connector.
15Place coolant drain container underneath the LH front side of the vehicle.
16Release the clip that attaches the radiator inlet hose to the cooling fan module, remove the hose, and then plug the hose.
17Place coolant drain container underneath the RH front side of the vehicle.
18Release the clip that attaches the radiator outlet hose from the cooling fan module, remove the hose, and then plug the hose.
19Remove the coolant drain container from underneath the vehicle.

Note: Make sure that the refrigerant has fully recovered before continuing this procedure.

  1. Remove the nut that attaches the suction/liquid line to the cooling fan module, and then disconnect the A/C suction line.
  2. Remove and discard the O-ring from the suction/liquid line.
  3. Remove the nut that attaches the discharge line to the cooling fan module, and then disconnect the discharge line.
  4. Remove and discard the O-ring from the discharge line.
  5. Remove the bolts that attach the lower LH and RH of the cooling fan module to the ankle catcher.
    Note: Lift up on the cooling fan module to ease the removal of the bolts.
    LH Side
    RH Side
1Remove the nut that attaches the suction/liquid line to the cooling fan module, and then disconnect the A/C suction line.
2Remove and discard the O-ring from the suction/liquid line.
3Remove the nut that attaches the discharge line to the cooling fan module, and then disconnect the discharge line.
4Remove and discard the O-ring from the discharge line.
LH Side
RH Side
5Remove the bolts that attach the lower LH and RH of the cooling fan module to the ankle catcher.
Note: Lift up on the cooling fan module to ease the removal of the bolts.

Install

  1. With an assistant, put the cooling fan module into position from below the vehicle, and then hand-tighten the bolts that attach the bottom of the cooling fan module to the ankle catcher.
    Note: Make sure that the lower seal from the cooling fan module and lower active shutter grille are sitting flush against each other.
  2. Tighten the LH and RH bolts that attach the lower portion of the cooling fan module to the ankle catcher.
    Torque 10 Nm

    LH Side

    RH Side

  3. Install a new o-ring onto the discharge line, and then install the discharge line into the cooling fan module.
  4. Install the nut that attaches the discharge line to the cooling fan module.
    Torque 22 Nm
  5. Install a new o-ring onto the suction/liquid line, and then install the suction line into the cooling fan module.
  6. Install the nut that attaches the suction/liquid line to the cooling fan module.
    Torque 22 Nm
  7. After installing the suction/liquid line, recharege the refrigerant. See A/C Refrigerant (Recovery and Recharge).
    Note: Perform installation of components removed concurrently with refrigerant recharge.
  8. Position the coolant drain underneath the RH side of the vehicle.
  9. Remove the hose plug, and then install the radiator outlet hose to the cooling fan module. Secure the hose with clip.
  10. Position the coolant drain underneath the LH side of the vehicle.
  11. Remove the hose plug, and then install the radiator inlet hose to the cooling fan module. Secure the hose with clip.
  12. Remove the coolant drain container from underneath the vehicle.
  13. Connect the electrical harness to the cooling fan connector.
  14. Install the front valance. See Valance - Front Fascia (Remove and Replace).
  15. Install the front aero shield panel. See Panel - Aero Shield - Front (Remove and Replace).
  16. Lower the vehicle fully.
  17. Slide the underhood reinforcement bracket onto the top of the cooling fan module.
    Note: The cooling fan module tab must be inserted into the isolator so that the trailing tab touches the isolator rubber and the chamfered edge is clearly visible when looking from above.
    Note: The trailing edge of the cooling fan module mount must contact the lower tunnel of the isolator.
  18. Install the bolts that attach the underhood reinforcement bracket to the body.
    Torque 16 Nm
    Note: Make sure that there is space between the cooling fan module and the isolator bar to avoid vibration.
  19. Loosen the bolts that attach the LH side cooling fan module isolator.
  20. Push the LH side of the cooling fan module isolator towards the front of the vehicle until the isolator bottoms out at the top.
  21. Tighten the bolts that attach the LH side cooling fan module isolator.
    Torque 6 Nm
  22. Repeat step 19 through step 21 for the RH side cooling fan module isolator.
  23. Check the coolant level at the superbottle and add coolant to the full line, if needed.
  24. Connect the active grille shutter electrical connector.
  25. Connect 12V power. See 12V Power (Disconnect and Connect).
  26. After the A/C refrigerant recharge has fully completed, verify the operation of the A/C system.
  27. Perform the cooling system vacuum refill. See Cooling System (Vacuum Refill).
  28. Install the underhood storage unit. See Underhood Storage Unit (Remove and Replace).
  29. Install the hood latch cover. See Cover - Hood Latch (Remove and Replace).
  30. Install the outer HVAC plenum duct. See Duct - HVAC Plenum - Outer (Remove and Replace).
  31. Install the cabin intake duct. See Duct - Cabin Intake (Remove and Replace).
  32. Install the rear underhood apron. See Underhood Apron - Rear (Remove and Replace).
1With an assistant, put the cooling fan module into position from below the vehicle, and then hand-tighten the bolts that attach the bottom of the cooling fan module to the ankle catcher.
Note: Make sure that the lower seal from the cooling fan module and lower active shutter grille are sitting flush against each other.

LH Side

RH Side

2Tighten the LH and RH bolts that attach the lower portion of the cooling fan module to the ankle catcher.
Torque 10 Nm
3Install a new o-ring onto the discharge line, and then install the discharge line into the cooling fan module.
4Install the nut that attaches the discharge line to the cooling fan module.
Torque 22 Nm
5Install a new o-ring onto the suction/liquid line, and then install the suction line into the cooling fan module.
6Install the nut that attaches the suction/liquid line to the cooling fan module.
Torque 22 Nm
7After installing the suction/liquid line, recharege the refrigerant. See A/C Refrigerant (Recovery and Recharge).
Note: Perform installation of components removed concurrently with refrigerant recharge.
8Position the coolant drain underneath the RH side of the vehicle.
9Remove the hose plug, and then install the radiator outlet hose to the cooling fan module. Secure the hose with clip.
10Position the coolant drain underneath the LH side of the vehicle.
11Remove the hose plug, and then install the radiator inlet hose to the cooling fan module. Secure the hose with clip.
12Remove the coolant drain container from underneath the vehicle.
13Connect the electrical harness to the cooling fan connector.
14Install the front valance. See Valance - Front Fascia (Remove and Replace).
15Install the front aero shield panel. See Panel - Aero Shield - Front (Remove and Replace).
16Lower the vehicle fully.
17Slide the underhood reinforcement bracket onto the top of the cooling fan module.
Note: The cooling fan module tab must be inserted into the isolator so that the trailing tab touches the isolator rubber and the chamfered edge is clearly visible when looking from above.
Note: The trailing edge of the cooling fan module mount must contact the lower tunnel of the isolator.
18Install the bolts that attach the underhood reinforcement bracket to the body.
Torque 16 Nm
Note: Make sure that there is space between the cooling fan module and the isolator bar to avoid vibration.
19Loosen the bolts that attach the LH side cooling fan module isolator.
20Push the LH side of the cooling fan module isolator towards the front of the vehicle until the isolator bottoms out at the top.
21Tighten the bolts that attach the LH side cooling fan module isolator.
Torque 6 Nm
22Repeat step 19 through step 21 for the RH side cooling fan module isolator.
23Check the coolant level at the superbottle and add coolant to the full line, if needed.
24Connect the active grille shutter electrical connector.
25Connect 12V power. See 12V Power (Disconnect and Connect).
26After the A/C refrigerant recharge has fully completed, verify the operation of the A/C system.
27Perform the cooling system vacuum refill. See Cooling System (Vacuum Refill).
28Install the underhood storage unit. See Underhood Storage Unit (Remove and Replace).
29Install the hood latch cover. See Cover - Hood Latch (Remove and Replace).
30Install the outer HVAC plenum duct. See Duct - HVAC Plenum - Outer (Remove and Replace).
31Install the cabin intake duct. See Duct - Cabin Intake (Remove and Replace).
32Install the rear underhood apron. See Underhood Apron - Rear (Remove and Replace).