Jeep Cherokee (XJ): Cooling system fans. Viscous fan drive removal/ installation

Jeep Cherokee (XJ) 1984 - 2001 Service Manual > Cooling system > Removal and installation > Cooling system fans. Viscous fan drive removal/ installation

Cooling system fans

REMOVAL

Some engines have the mechanical fan/viscous fan drive assembly mounted directly to the water pump hub (Fig. 55). It may also be mounted to a hub/bearing attached to an aluminum bracket on the right front side of engine (Fig. 56).

(1) Loosen but do not remove at this time, the four fan hub mounting nuts (Fig. 55) (Fig. 56).

(2) Remove accessory serpentine drive belt. Refer to Belt Service in the Engine Accessory Drive Belt section of this group.

(3) Some models with certain engines may require the removal of the fan shroud to remove the viscous fan drive. The fan shroud and fan blade/viscous fan drive should be removed from the vehicle as one assembly.

Fig. 55 Water Pump Mounted Cooling Fan
Fig. 55 Water Pump Mounted Cooling Fan

1 - THERMAL VISCOUS FAN DRIVE
2 - (4) FAN BLADE-TO-VISCOUS DRIVE BOLTS
3 - (4) FAN HUB-TO-PUMP PULLEY STUDS
4 - WATER PUMP
5 - WATER PUMP PULLEY
6 - FAN BLADE
7 - (4) FAN HUB-TO-PUMP PULLEY NUTS

(4) Remove four fan hub mounting nuts (Fig. 55) (Fig. 56) and remove fan/viscous fan drive assembly from vehicle.

(5) After removing fan blade/viscous fan drive assembly, do not place thermal viscous fan drive in horizontal position. If stored horizontally, silicone fluid in viscous fan drive could drain into its bearing assembly and contaminate lubricant.

INSTALLATION

(1) Assemble fan blade to viscous fan drive.

Tighten mounting bolts to 27 N·m (20 ft. lbs.) torque.

(2) Position mounting flange of fan blade/viscous fan drive assembly onto hub. Install four nuts and tighten to 24 N·m (18 ft. lbs.) torque. Tighten the first two nuts 180 degrees apart. Then tighten last two nuts.

CAUTION: When installing a serpentine accessory drive belt, the belt MUST be routed correctly. If not, the engine may overheat due to the water pump rotating in the wrong direction. Refer to appropriate Engine Accessory Drive Belt Schematic in this group for correct belt routing.

Fig. 56 Bracket Mounted Cooling Fan
Fig. 56 Bracket Mounted Cooling Fan

1 - WATER PUMP (2.5L ENGINE)
2 - HUB/BEARING (4.0L ENGINE)
3 - PULLEY NUTS
4 - PULLEY
5 - BRACKET

(3) Install accessory drive belts. Tension belts to specifications. Refer to the Specifications section at the end of this group.

Viscous fan drive removal/ installation

VISCOUS FAN DRIVE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

Refer to Cooling System Fan for removal and installation procedures of the viscous drive unit.

Viscous Fan Drive Fluid Pump Out Requirement: After installing a new viscous fan drive, bring the engine speed up to approximately 2000 rpm and hold for approximately two minutes. This will ensure proper fluid distribution within the drive.

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