Installing radiator mounting brackets is done by aligning them on the mounting studs. Learn how to install radiator mounting brackets in these free auto repair video instructions.
In this clip we're going to talk about the proper way to remove and replace an electronic cooling fan. In this step we're going to talk about the proper service procedure for reinstalling our upper radiator mounting brackets. I have the driver side mounting bracket right here in my hands, take and align it on the mounting stud. Slips underneath this piece of plastic here, just like so. As you can see the rubber portion is holding the upper radiator mounting stud, once you have that lined up you can go ahead and install the bolt and retaining washer. Once you have the bolt started there's only one on this particular vehicle, we're going to go ahead and tighten it down. If you have more than one, you're going to want to take and start the other one before tightening this one down. Alright, that one tightened down. Go ahead and take and put this clip back on, just like so. That is the proper service procedure for this upper mounting bracket. Going to go ahead and perform the same procedure on the passenger side. There we go, once we have that one installed, we can go ahead and install our secondary bracket, this bracket is going to fit on a mounting stud for the front bumper cover and up over one of the cool air mounting studs. As you can see I have a clip here for my electronics, going to take and plug that in first just by pushing down, just like that. That holds this piece of wire up from rattling you may or may not run into a similar style device on your vehicle, but if you do that is the proper procedure for plugging them in. Going to go ahead and start my retaining nuts, there's one there, this little rusty guy here goes right there, we're going to go ahead and take and torque them down. Most of the time on front wheel drive vehicles, the smaller nuts will be a ten millimeter. Got my ten millimeter socket and ratchet on there, going to go ahead and tighten it down. Alright, take care not to over tighten those fasteners. They're very small bolts and may or may not be made out of harden steel, and you can damage them or break them if you over tighten them. That's the proper way to reinstall you upper radiator mounting brackets.