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I need to remove and replace the radiator cooling fan

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I need to remove and replace the radiator cooling fan assembly on a 2001 Mercedes Benz s500. I have removed the 2 bolts that attach the fan to the radiator but there are several hoses blocking the removal. Which hoses do I have to detach?
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Customer: Yes.
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: I have not removed any hoses. I removed only the 2 bolts that attach the fan yo the radiator.
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Customer: Not that I am aware of or that I know.
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 4 months ago.
Hello. Do you also have the cross brace removed ? Let me pull up the instructions. From what I remember you have to also pull up the crossmember and loosen the top 19mm trans cooler line. You should have to remove the radiator hoses. I think the fan skips out around them. Lou P. Let me double check the work info.
Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 4 months ago.

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