All parts are covered by their respective manufacturer's warranties. Following couple of days I ran car on idling and stationery monitoring fan, it would kick in as should. The bearing can fail creating a grinding noise or creating free-play in the shaft, also resulting in a coolant leak. The elec fan never kicks on. Once complete, check the cooling system for leaks and, if needed, top up the cooling system. So, I bought a spacer to create a little distance between the fan clutch and the belts pulley. November 30, 2013 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Assuming that you mean the thin 32 mm special fan wrench: The space between the fan and the coolant pump is very tight.
The pressure valve on top of compressor actually blew freon like the low side line was to high. Use a ratchet to evenly tighten a few turns per side. Seems doesn't kick in all the time. Geoff December 30, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: You are correct, that is a typo, I will have the article updated. Then switch and tighten the opposite side. Give The Pelican Parts parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. Had the system recharged and it was great same day had to drive to the airport to pick up my wife, early and stopped for a soda.
Install the front bumper in reverse order of installation. Someone mentioned that they couldn't get a bolt in the bottom hole because the housing was in the way. They can figure out what part or repair kit you need. It is a belt driven water pump, unlike the late model E60s with electric water pumps. I have a 2005 325i auto. July 31, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: From what? This happened on mine too. I would do your best to see why the blade is rubbing, possible the fan clutch or water pump has failed.
When you accelerate, the engine temperature will drop. If you're working with the electrical system, disconnect the battery before beginning. Does the fan run when the engine is hot at idle? Thanks Mike May 25, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: This tech article should help you: - Nick at Pelican Parts Xscape artist Comments: I have a problem with a similar issue. Tighten one a few turns, then the next and so on. Still didn't help though, since the upper flange broke off. Can you perhaps tell me what the cost would be more or less.
I ended up cracking mine leaving the cylinder frozen in there. Connect the electrical connectors at right side of the cooling fan. If your E46 model has the electric cooling fan mounted at the front of your radiator you will have to remove the front bumper in order to replace the cooling fan. The 3 wires going to the fan, red, brown, black. Fill and bleed the cooling system. I would assume there is a sensor or wiring issue. October 7, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Remove it and clean with a soft-bristle brush and warm soapy water.
The electric fan does work fine. See our Pelican Parts Technical Article on. They can figure out what part or repair kit you need. Do not work on your vehicle if you feel the task is beyond your ability. Always catch fluids in appropriate containers and properly dispose of any fluid waste. Installed it and ran into the same issue. The sizes of the nuts and bolts we give may be different from what you have, so be prepared with different size sockets and wrenches.
I especially appreciate your gentleman who over the phone ensured me that the part was indeed in stock and would be shipped immediately. Was this review helpful to you? See our Pelican Parts Technical Article on Replacing Your Drive Belt. You could have an electric engine cooling fan and an electric condenser cooling fan. You may also want to try squeezing the top radiator hose with the engine warmed up and running. I have the auxiliary fan, in front of the radiator.
Be sure to work with a cool engine and confirm the cooling system lacks pressure before opening the cooling system. They can figure out what part or repair kit you need. Help Pliz May 19, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: I would assume the fan is faulty, especially if it is turning on sometimes and not other times,. Screw the cooling fan onto the coolant pump in a clockwise direction left-handed thread. November 7, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Pulley most likely or the water pump. Now, this is not always indicative of a broken water pump, but a good starting point.
When a water pump begins to fail, you'll notice that the car tends to overheat at low engine speed, such as sitting at a stoplight. Any help would be much appreciated. Install the intake air duct the same way it was removed, reconnect the battery negative cable and check the operation of cooling fan. Could my cooling fan motor be bad? Finally reconnect the battery negative cable and check the operation of the cooling fan. However, it appears to be turned off in your browser. It does not run,turns free but does not run at any time.
January 2, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: No, the system has no air, so no matter the angle, there is coolant everywhere. You'll have to bite the bullet and buy the tool, or pay someone to do the work for you. November 18, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Cooling systems do have pressure in them. You should feel pressure build up on the back of the hose and surge once it is released. It can crack just as easily as your water pump did. See this tech article: - Nick at Pelican Parts Cody Comments: Any idea on how to re wire a relay to the electric fan on a e46? When you accelerate, the engine temperature will drop.