Replacing: Coolant Fan Motor

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  1. RobAustin

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    I am in the process of swapping out the fan shroud and motor assembly with a used one from salvage. (LQK)

    Do I need to remove the front bumper or are there any special instructions to complete the repair?

    Thank you!
    Rob
     
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    Half-way through the process I'm realizing I might need to pull the radiator core to access the fan shrouding.
    Is there a better way?
    Rob
     
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    No direct experience, sorry.

    On lots of other recent japanese cars it is normal to remove the radiator and fan assembly as a unit.
     
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    Thank you Leadfoot.
    I am told by another forum member that it is a simple straight forward removal that Does Not require taking the front number off.

    I've hit a snag with removing the radiator hoses, (they seem stuck after 7 years of service). And wanted to pause and double check first.

    Rob
     
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    There's a little tool that can help with stubborn hose removal, looks kind of like a bent-over ice pick, so you can kind of go around under the edge of the hose with it, unstick it from the metal nipple.
     
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