Need to buy parts for this project? Help Pliz May 19, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: I would assume the fan is faulty, especially if it is turning on sometimes and not other times,. They can figure out what part or repair kit you need. Working in trunk, disconnect the battery negative cable and cover the battery terminal so the cable does not accidentally come in contact with disconnected cable. The sizes of the nuts and bolts we give may be different from what you have, so be prepared with different size sockets and wrenches. We are more than happy to help you figure out why a shop wants to charge you for a repair, and we will tell you if it is unusually high. I was using the wrench and other tool and with the pressure that was applied, the bolt on the water pump pulley snapped, so I can no longer use the water pump pulley as leverage.
If not, command it on with a scan tool. Ac works great as always. If the system is not working properly, a fault code will be set. I show you how to double check what you did and safely put everything back in there. Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799 and they can help figure out which part or repair kit you need.
Click here' and select the option for Solved and save. If it's got wheels, treads, floats, flies, or has an engine you're good to go. If your E46 model has the electric cooling fan mounted at the front of your radiator you will have to remove the front bumper in order to replace the cooling fan. If we feel a piece of advice is particularly reckless, dangerous, or extremely unhelpful it maybe removed If a post or comment is provided that is not a response to a question, the post may be removed. When the problem is 'solved' please click the button under your post marked 'Is this solved? Finally reconnect the battery negative cable and check the operation of the cooling fan. This fan shroud has a brushed finish that provides a subtle accent for your engine bay. The members who've done it say it is just a simple plug and play with the existing electrical harness.
Always catch fluids in appropriate containers and properly dispose of any fluid waste. You just need a good shock to break it loose. They can figure out what part or repair kit you need. When leaving a comment, please leave your vehicle information. I will have the article updated.
Once hand tight, use a 32mm wrench and torque the viscous clutch to specs. Cheers, Dan This has been mentioned a number of times google is your friend. Using a screwdriver pry up on the three plastic rivets and take them out. Now remove the fan from the water pump and holding onto it and the shroud lift both out. Why are you pulling it? When I install the fan blade it rubs up against the drive belts. Failure to comply with this procedure may result in an alternator malfunction.
Any help would be much appreciated. If the fan blade is screwed in tight this should'nt make it overheat right? Notice the cracking on my old serpentine belt that indicated that it was needing to be replaced. When putting it back into the engine bay, make sure the bottom clips are holding it securely. Looked up the diy knowledge on this site,bought a used coupling on ebay,and Bob's your uncle. Check out our product page for more information! If you didn't get an answer the first time, or you don't like the answer you got that does not mean you post it again. Any help as to why the elec fan not coming on and anything else I can try far as no signal going to the compressor clutch? Had the system recharged and it was great same day had to drive to the airport to pick up my wife, early and stopped for a soda. I found it more useful to pull up the wrench to release the tension.
Fit charge air hoses without grease and dry. I found on my E46 to remove fan it was clockwise not anti-clockwise. Once loose undo the nut a few turns then remove the rivets holding the fan shroud on. So, I bought a spacer to create a little distance between the fan clutch and the belts pulley. At this point I would probably seriously consider trying to get to the water pump nuts themselves and just pull the whole pump with the fan on it. Plus they are fairly cheap so if you're in the mile range, just go ahead and do it.
We're not super strict here, but for most of our posts we follow a question-response format. We allow links, pictures, video, or audio file to help diagnose your problem. Keep in mind that when your car was serviced before, parts may have been replaced with different size fasteners used in the replacement. The post will be deleted, this is not a review forum for specific shops. You can email me or reply here. Sharing personal information, or specifics on is not allowed. Can I get a pic of what's left after the pulley broke? Well the first stop and go drive into town major overheat.
I bet you will have carpal tunnel syndrome before your career is done! Check for binding or noisy pulleys. On the passenger side of the car, remove the wires and the T25 Torx screw from the radiator fan. It remains on the half center. Also when changing the water pump? Battery negative lead: Release battery terminal clip and remove and cover battery negative lead. Took it back to Pelicanparts and they said the engine must be a 325i which has a wider base on the fan blade. Once the two are joined, lower the fan into your engine compartment and slide the cooling fan unto the mounts on the radiator and connect the electrical connectors at right side of the cooling fan.