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2002 3.4l radiator fan assembly replacement help.

 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:30 pm    Post subject:  2002 3.4l radiator fan assembly replacement help. Reply with quote

Hey all,

Like the title says I have an 02 3.4L and I need to replace the fan assembly. I bought the unit and after I looked under the hood I believe I need to remove the dog bones. My question is do I need to raise the engine with a jack? I have never done this before and it makes me a bit nervous. If anyone has done this please advise.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:31 pm    Post subject:  Re: 2002 3.4l radiator fan assembly replacement help. Reply with quote

NittyGritty wrote:
Hey all,

Like the title says I have an 02 3.4L and I need to replace the fan assembly. I bought the unit and after I looked under the hood I believe I need to remove the dog bones. My question is do I need to raise the engine with a jack? I have never done this before and it makes me a bit nervous. If anyone has done this please advise.

Thank you!

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Nope. Just take off the dog bones and the motor will fall back a bit. You'll need some strong arms to pull the motor back to put the dog bones back on. But as far as jacking up the motor, not necessary.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:34 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Can I do this myself? Or do you need someone else? Where do you pull from?

Sorry for the retard questions but thanks for the help.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:50 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

NittyGritty wrote:
Can I do this myself? Or do you need someone else? Where do you pull from?

Sorry for the retard questions but thanks for the help.


I'm unfamiliar with the 3400, but if it's anything similar to the 3800 you just pull from the back of the motor forward to get the mounts back in. The motor will rock back and forth.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:53 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

OK, I will try tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:13 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

i did this last week, it helps a ton if u just place a jack underneath the motor before you take off the dog bones.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:44 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Yeah I am going to get one. Did you use a piece of wood in between the two? Any other advice?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:24 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

you don't need to support the motor. It will not fall because it's sitting on the subframe.

Once you take the dogbones off, you can push the motor back a little and get more room to work. And it's not hard to pull it back to to the front to re-attach the dog bones.

All the dogbones do is prevent the engine from moving front to back. With the car being FWD and engine mounted laterally, when the motor torques, that's the way it torques.

Just take the dogbones off, you'll be fine...

However, this is not the case on a Ford Focus!!!!!!! Which has some sort of dogbone thing on the side that mounts to the fender... Embarassed

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:04 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

You don't need to support the motor true, but it does save time when you get ready to put the dog bones back on. You can just bolts them right back up instead of wrestling with the engine to move it back forward.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:40 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

d3adpool wrote:
You don't need to support the motor true, but it does save time when you get ready to put the dog bones back on. You can just bolts them right back up instead of wrestling with the engine to move it back forward.


wrestle it? I use one arm to pull the motor forward, slip a bolt it and it's done. It's not THAT hard.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:20 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

billy101 wrote:
d3adpool wrote:
You don't need to support the motor true, but it does save time when you get ready to put the dog bones back on. You can just bolts them right back up instead of wrestling with the engine to move it back forward.


wrestle it? I use one arm to pull the motor forward, slip a bolt it and it's done. It's not THAT hard.

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