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

  • Tiny
  • DarwinHill
  • 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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Monday, September 19th, 2011 AT 7:32 PM

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

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Monday, September 19th, 2011 AT 8:11 PM
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  • Wrenchtech
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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.

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Monday, September 19th, 2011 AT 8:45 PM
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  • fixitmr
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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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Monday, September 19th, 2011 AT 8:59 PM
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Aha, I see wrench tech beat me to it!

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Monday, September 19th, 2011 AT 9:03 PM

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