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1986 325 Blower Motor
My blower motor quit on me the other day and I had to replace it. Fortunately I have a couple of extra parts cars for this situation. Unfortunately I was unable to get the replacement blower motor in without damaging one of the squirrel cages. It's really tight, being directly behind the head and intake, and I suppose the plastic is brittle after 23 years. I found the breaks before I reassembled, and coated the breaks with JB Weld, but even after curing overnight the fan still broke and makes all kind of noise on anything besides level 1.
Considering this, I have two questions.
1. How do I get the blower motor in without breaking one of the fans? Do I need to drop a motor mount or both, so I can lower the engine about 3 inches?
2. Does anyone know how to remove the fan from the motor? It kind of looks like a press fit to me, and with this old, old plastic, I'm not hopeful of bruting it off without breaking the good one on my old motor.
1997 E36, 125K
1986 E30, 323K, sold in 2014.
Other vehicles: 99 and 96 Dodge Ram 2500's, 4x4 DIESEL. Twin turbos, 600 hp and 12's in the 1/4. I wish could afford a BMW with a diesel.