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Old 03-13-2013, 01:03 PM   #1
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Whining fan!

A little help and advice please.

The fan in the right front bumper is making a huge embarrassing whining sound when the ac is turned on. Do you think it's something simple like just needing a little grease, or something more like bearings, or even a replacement fan.

Is it easy to remove the fan, or is it part of the radiator, that needs to be removed as a complete unit?

What steps would I need to follow to remove the fan. Does it require the bumper to be removed?

Thanks in advance.


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Old 03-13-2013, 02:05 PM   #2
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Your fan needs more discipline!

It could be as simple as debris caught in the fan or condensor.

Here's a DIY on replacing / inspecting the fans: http://pedrosgarage.com/Site_3/Replace_Radiator_Fan.html

I'm not sure if the bearings are servicable, but you can find a replacement fan here: Pelican Parts - Product Information: 996-624-135-00-M14
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:44 AM   #3
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Thanks that was just the info i was looking for.

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