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Blowerfan completly stuck in its holder

Post by Yggdrasil » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:26 pm

Hello, my blowerfan recently died so i decided to replace it. I fabricated my own tool from volvoswedens schematics.

It all went fine until it was time to twist the fan free. Its completly stuck, it does not move a millimeter. I broke the weld on my tools handle, rewelded it and then i just bent the handle to pieces.

It feels like the fan is welded togheter to its placeholder. Why cant i brake it loose? I've been struggling with this step the last 5 hours. I cant wrap My mind around why its stuck.

I've maken sure that There is no screw beside the plastic tab holding it. And the tab is pressed down completly.

Anyone experienced this or have any idea why and how to solve it?

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Re: Blowerfan completly stuck in its holder

Post by oragex » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:47 pm

Do you need to twist it ?


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Re: Blowerfan completly stuck in its holder

Post by Yggdrasil » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:50 pm

oragex wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:47 pm
Do you need to twist it ?
Yes, it needs to be Twisted 15 degrees anti-clockwise and then pulled out. Thats the video i followed



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Re: Blowerfan completly stuck in its holder

Post by Steve H » Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:48 pm

Have you broke off the locking tab that is on the side accessible from the cavity after removing the instrument panel? Look at your new part to see the locking tab. Really study that new part to understand how it locks. I do not see how you locking tab is retracted on its own. Old fan so break off the tab on the fan motor so it cannot give you a problem. You do not want to damage the heater box the fan is mounted to. Big money and big labor to fix that.



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Re: Blowerfan completly stuck in its holder  Topic is solved

Post by Yggdrasil » Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:06 am

I finally got it of. Had to cut away the "fanturbine" and clamp a weldingclamp to the motor, then put another clamp on the first clamps handle 90 degrees. Then i got enough force to brake it loose. It was on extremly tight. There was a lot of dust from the bearings, that might have hade a negative impact on the friction.

The new fan went on without a sweat using my Tool.
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Re: Blowerfan completly stuck in its holder

Post by oragex » Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:32 pm

Quite some work, nicely done


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Re: Blowerfan completly stuck in its holder

Post by jimmy57 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:02 pm

I hope the inventor of this fan retention method finds himself with raging diarrhea in a restroom and the toilet paper is dispensed in such a manner.



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Re: Blowerfan completly stuck in its holder

Post by humbertoflores63 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:33 pm

After I saw this video, I added this models to the do not buy list. I am crazy but not that crazy!!!



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Re: Blowerfan completly stuck in its holder

Post by jimmy57 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:27 pm

There are may models of many makes that have some item that may need to be replaced that is crap to get to. The blower motor on P3 is far from the worst. Most of the time these blowers twist out with that tool and are back in place in minutes.



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