Never remove the cooling system cap or loosen the radiator drain plug while the engine is running, or when the engine and radiator are hot. Scalding engine coolant and steam may shoot out and cause serious injury. It may also damage the engine and cooling system.
Turn off the engine and wait until it is cool. Even then, be very careful when removing the cap. Wrap a thick cloth around it and slowly turn it counterclockwise to the first stop. Step back while the pressure escapes.
When you are sure all the pressure is gone, press down on the cap using the cloth, turn it, and remove it.
1. Remove the splash shield and under cover.
2. Drain the engine coolant. (See ENGINE COOLANT REPLACEMENT [LF].)
3. Remove the battery, battery tray, and battery duct. (See BATTERY REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF].)
4. Remove the air cleaner. (See INTAKE-AIR SYSTEM REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF].)
5. Remove the PCM and air cleaner insulator. (See PCM REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF].)
6. Remove the coolant reserve tank. (See COOLANT RESERVE TANK REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF].)
7. Disconnect the ATF oil cooler hose. (AT)
8. Remove the radiator and cooling fan component. (See RADIATOR REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF].)
9. Remove in the order indicated in the table.
10. Install in the reverse order of removal.
11. Refill the engine coolant. (See ENGINE COOLANT REPLACEMENT [LF].)
12. Inspect for engine coolant leakage. (See ENGINE COOLANT LEAKAGE INSPECTION [LF].)
13. Inspect the ATF level. (AT) (See AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID (ATF) INSPECTION [SJ6A-EL].)
Cooling fan motor