How to Replace a Cooling Fan

Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Cooling Fan . Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Flashlight
  • Screwdriver
  • Socket and Ratchet Set
  • 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $0.00 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $63.24 parts and labor


  • Prop the hood up and look for the radiator. Make sure that the engine is not hot otherwise you may burn your hand or skin.
  • Find the cooling fan and try to rotate it with your hand.
  • Detach the negative battery cable from the terminal.
  • Remove the bolts or screws holding the cooling fan in place. Disconnect the wiring connectors as well.
  • Take the cooling fan assembly out of the radiator.
  • Take new cooling fan assembly and fix it properly in its place with the help of bolts or screws.
  • Reconnect the wiring connectors and negative battery cable to the terminal.
  • Switch the engine on and wait for the engine to become hot so that you can check whether the new cooling fan function properly or not.

Tips & Warning

  • Whenever you are intended to work in engine compartment, use protective clothing to prevent injuries. Safety goggles, latex gloves or closed toe shoes will help you prevent injuries.

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