IPD sale XeMODeX - Experts in Volvo Electronics
Did you know? 🤔
Logged in users can get email notification of topic replies Log in or register (free).
Amazon Link Buy your stuff using this and it helps MVS!

1998 S/V70 I let the smoke out of my cooling fan motor...9497929

Help, Advice and DIY Tutorials on Volvo's extremely popular car line -- Volvo's 1990s "bread and butter" cars -- powered by the ubiquitous and durable Volvo inline 5-cylinder engine.

1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
1997 - 2000 S70, S70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70, V70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70-XC
1997 - 2004 C70

User avatar
clarkerussell
Posts: 79
Joined: Sat Mar 22, 2008 6:11 pm
Year and Model: 1998 S70 GLT
Location: Charlotte, NC
Has thanked: 13 times
Been thanked: 1 time
United States of America
clarkerussell

1998 S/V70 I let the smoke out of my cooling fan motor...9497929

Post by clarkerussell » Thu May 16, 2019 1:20 pm

Hello all, I just pulled into my house and it looks like my radiator fan has bit the dust. Smoke coming out of the motor, fan blades frozen, wires melting, relay is HOT... I quickly disconnected from the harness, but I need a new fan. Do I need to look at replacing other item that might have been damanged? I'm thinking the relay or any other items.

Also, where is the best place to get a replacement fan?



User avatar
abscate
MVS Moderator
Posts: 18451
Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:54 pm
Year and Model: 99T5 ,99S70,2005V70
Location: NYC, ALBANY NY
Has thanked: 212 times
Been thanked: 692 times
Trinidad & Tobago
abscate

Re: I let the smoke out of my cooling fan motor...

Post by abscate » Thu May 16, 2019 2:57 pm

I’ve got one in my part out. Check part number


Empty Nester
A Captain in a Sea of Estrogen
1999-V70-T5M56 2005-V70-M56 1999-S70 VW T4 BMW

User avatar
clarkerussell
Posts: 79
Joined: Sat Mar 22, 2008 6:11 pm
Year and Model: 1998 S70 GLT
Location: Charlotte, NC
Has thanked: 13 times
Been thanked: 1 time
United States of America
clarkerussell

Re: I let the smoke out of my cooling fan motor...

Post by clarkerussell » Thu May 16, 2019 3:50 pm

Trying to find something local for a quick fix... I see a few options for new aftermarket ones:

Autozone has a VDO one for about $153 (VDO is OEM, right?)
Napa has their own brand, (but the pics are the same as the Dorman one) for $162
Amazon has a Dorman one for $127 (2 day delivery though...)

Oddly the NAPA and Dorman one says it's for non-turbo use only. Is the fan different, or just the shroud (or are the rally all the same)?

Anyone have experience with the VDO unit?



User avatar
clarkerussell
Posts: 79
Joined: Sat Mar 22, 2008 6:11 pm
Year and Model: 1998 S70 GLT
Location: Charlotte, NC
Has thanked: 13 times
Been thanked: 1 time
United States of America
clarkerussell

Re: I let the smoke out of my cooling fan motor...

Post by clarkerussell » Thu May 16, 2019 3:55 pm

Well, it looks like the VDO part number (FA70302) is not actually available...



User avatar
DeadEric
Posts: 78
Joined: Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:20 am
Year and Model: 1996 850 Turbo
Location: Minnesota
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 11 times
United States of America
DeadEric

Re: I let the smoke out of my cooling fan motor...

Post by DeadEric » Thu May 16, 2019 6:17 pm

My opinion of dorman is worse than eating a dog turd rolled in powered sugar and calling it a jelly doughnut.

If I was a betting man I would guess it

1. It wouldn't fit right but you could force it to with a small mod or a bit of extra effort.

B. The connector didn't feel quite right when plugging in.

Thirdly. If it works out of the box, you'll be buying a new one just after the warranty runs out...

Buy OE, OEM or proven better. Dorman makes none of those.



User avatar
clarkerussell
Posts: 79
Joined: Sat Mar 22, 2008 6:11 pm
Year and Model: 1998 S70 GLT
Location: Charlotte, NC
Has thanked: 13 times
Been thanked: 1 time
United States of America
clarkerussell

Re: I let the smoke out of my cooling fan motor...

Post by clarkerussell » Thu May 16, 2019 7:59 pm

I agree Dorman stinks, there just don't seem to be many options out there. That being said, the Dorman on on Amazon shows a 12 month warranty, but the NAPA one is lifetime. They use the same pictures so I'm assuming they are the same part. but at least you can take it back to NAPA for an exchange...

Regardless, I have found a few at some local junk yards for cheap. I'm probably going to pick up one or two tomorrow instead of dropping $160 on the NAPA one... We'll see what happens.



User avatar
abscate
MVS Moderator
Posts: 18451
Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:54 pm
Year and Model: 99T5 ,99S70,2005V70
Location: NYC, ALBANY NY
Has thanked: 212 times
Been thanked: 692 times
Trinidad & Tobago
abscate

Re: I let the smoke out of my cooling fan motor...

Post by abscate » Fri May 17, 2019 4:38 am

abscate wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 2:57 pm
I’ve got one in my part out. Check part number
FCP has 9497929 showing it I was used from 850s and the S/V70 series through MY 2000

Pricey puppy from Volvo $400


Empty Nester
A Captain in a Sea of Estrogen
1999-V70-T5M56 2005-V70-M56 1999-S70 VW T4 BMW

Post Reply