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    Radiator (fan) removal and installation - Saab 9-5

    4-cylinder - 2000

    To Remove

    Take care if the car is warm. The coolant is hot and there is also a risk of burning yourself on the exhaust manifold.

    1. Open the cap on the expansion tank and release the pressure.

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    2. Raise the car.

    3. Remove the front lower cover.

    4. Drain the coolant from the radiator.

    5. Lower the car to the floor.

    6. Undo the hose clip on the upper radiator hose.

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    7. Remove the fan assembly, see Radiator fan, 4-cyl.

    8. For cars with automatic transmission, also remove the connections to the oil cooler on the transmission.

    Have a receptacle handy to catch any fluid spill.

    9. Loosen the cooling system breather hose.

    10. Unplug the A/C compressor's connector.

    11. Loosen the lower radiator hose from the coolant pump (attached with a hose clamp at the pump).

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    12. Detach the radiator from the bodywork.

    13. Remove the radiator.

    If the radiator is to be removed for some time, it should be filled with liquid and the pipe connections plugged.

    To fit

    Make sure that the hose clip on the lower radiator hose is situated as high up as possible, close to the coolant pump connection, when fitting the radiator. Spray all connectors with Kontakt 61 contact cleaner, part No. 30 04 520.

    1. Lift in the radiator.

    2. Fit the radiator to the bodywork.

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    3. Fit the lower radiator hose from the water pump.

    4. Plug in the A/C compressor's connector.

    5. Fit the cooling system breather hose.

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    6. For cars with automatic transmission, also fit the connections to the transmission's
    oil cooler.

    7. Fit the radiator fan, Radiator fan, 4-cyl.

    8. Fit the upper radiator hose.

    9. Raise the car.

    10. Fit the lower front cover.

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    11. Close the drain cock for the radiator.

    12. Lower the car to the floor.

    13. Switch off the A/C or ACC. Fill with coolant to the MAX level. Do not forget to close the drain plug on the radiator first. Refer to Coolant for mixtures. Close the lid.

    14. Start the engine and run unloaded at varying engine speeds until warm and the
    radiator fan starts.

    15. Turn off the engine and top up to the MAX level.

    16. Check the oil level in the automatic gearbox and top up as necessary.

    17. Switch off the engine.

    18. Raise the car.

    19. Check for any leakage.

    20. Fit the lower front cover.

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    Radiator fan removal and installation - 4 cylinder

    Do not touch the fan before unplugging the fan connectors.

    To remove

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    1. Remove the bypass pipe and valve.

    There is an O-ring at the bypass pipe's attachment to the turbo intake pipe.

    2. Unplug the radiator fan's connectors.

    3. Loosen the clip holding the cooling system vent hose. On cars with automatic transmission, also remove the pipes mounted on the fan cowling.

    4. Undo the radiator fan retaining bolts.

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    5. Unhook the radiator fan's lower hooks and raise the fan slightly.

    6. Move the fan slightly to one side and twist the corner up.

    To fit

    Spray the connectors with Kontakt 61, part no. 30 04 520.

    Fit in reverse order.

    Tightening torques:
    Bypass pipe/intake pipe, bolt: 8 Nm (5.9 lbf ft)
    Bypass pipe, hose clip: 8 Nm (5.9 lbf ft)
    Radiator fan: 8 Nm (5.9 lbf ft).

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