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Old 09-14-2009, 09:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hi, i was wondering can anyone help me ive just bought a 318is e36, and de fan wont work. but the shaft tht the fan is on is workin any ideas plz???
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A faulty clutch if it's driven that way, or a belt issue.
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the car drives fine i thought it may have been the fan coupling. i think the guy h
who owned the car had glued the fan to the shaft so it would spin.
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I think it should be serviced rightly by someone who knows what parts it needs.
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k tanxs for the in sight...
i'll let u know if ur rite...
tanx again.
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yeah not a lot of info here but sounds like the clutch isn't working
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it the viscous fan for the cooling of the engine, the shaft for the fan is spinning but the fan aint its like ders not concected
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ok im thick is the coupling fan a short for coupling fan clucth. which dependin on how hot the engine gets closes tigther on the shaft on make the fan spin
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Yes.............viscous fan, if you look at the rear of your fan you will see in the middle a splayed star with multiple fins ...thats the clutch....change it and all will be fine.
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Yes.............viscous fan, if you look at the rear of your fan you will see in the middle a splayed star with multiple fins ...thats the clutch....change it and all will be fine.
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