The following procedures for removing the fan clutch gives the factory recommended loosening and tightening directions for the fan hub nut. However, it has been our experience that certain aftermarket parts manufacturers have changed this to enable use of universal fit parts. We recommend trying the factory direction first, then, if the nut doesn’t seem to be moving, reverse the direction. Placing too much load on the water pump snout will break it.

The 2.3L and 2.5L engine does not use a fan hub nut. It is retained by four bolts which also secure the pump pulley to the water pump. 1. If not equipped with A/C, disconnect the overflow tube from the fan guard, then unbolt and remove the guard. 2. If equipped with A/C, disconnect the overflow tube from the shroud, remove the mounting screws and lift the shroud off the brackets. Place the shroud behind the fan. 3. Remove the 4 clutch/fan assembly-to-pulley screws and remove the clutch/fan assembly. Vehicles equipped with A/C should remove the clutch/fan and shroud together. 4. If necessary, remove the fan-to-clutch bolts to separate the fan from the clutch. 5. Installation is the reverse of removal. Torque the fan-to-clutch screws to 55-70 inch lbs. (6-8 Nm); the fan/clutch assembly-to-pulley bolts to 12-18 ft. lbs. (16-24 Nm).

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