Mechanics

HOW TO REMOVE A COOLING FAN SO THE WATER PUMP CAN BE CHANGED?

1999 GMC Safari • 200,000 miles

Have the 4 bolts behind the fan off and the pulley is loose. The fan will not budge. Help, please?
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DarwinHill
September 19, 2011.




It's likely stuck/tight fit. You can try tap/hammering it a little to loosen.

Tiny
Fixitmr
Sep 19, 2011.
You need to first un-thread the fan blade off and that should have been done while the pulley and belt were still in place to help hold it.

Wrenchtech
Sep 19, 2011.
Ok wait a second. What did the bolts hold on? Just the pulley? Is there a large nut on backside of fan on shaft? If so, that's what's holding it on. You can borrow tool to remove from chain auto supply store.
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Tiny
Fixitmr
Sep 19, 2011.
Aha, I see wrench tech beat me to it!

Tiny
Fixitmr
Sep 19, 2011.

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