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 Post subject: Taking off Fan - ED
Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 5:38 pm 
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Hi
I am currently in the process of replacing my water pump for my falcon ED, but i am having troubles in removing that huge bolt that connects the fan to the water pump. Any suggestions? or links? Been trying for at least a couple of hours with no luck.

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 Post subject: Re: Taking off Fan - ED
Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 5:44 pm 
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Have you tried undoing the nut in a clockwise direction?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Taking off Fan - ED
Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 5:46 pm 
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its reverse thread so try turn it clockwise like shortshift suggested...
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 Post subject: Re: Taking off Fan - ED
Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:32 pm 
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thanks but i think im in need of larger open ended or a non slip spanner. The largest ive got is a 300mm but its too thick and slips. What is the correct size? I think I heard it was 32mm?
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 Post subject: Re: Taking off Fan - ED
Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:48 pm 
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yep 32mm spanner i use an open end spanner and some thing to wedge between the water pump pulley like a screwdriver

 

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 Post subject: Re: Taking off Fan - ED
Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:30 pm 
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I had to heat mine up with a little butane torch, worked a treat. I replaced my fan with thermos so I'm not sure if the heat damaged the clutch assembly, I doubt it but if you are careful.
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 Post subject: Re: Taking off Fan - ED
Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:54 am 
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Hi There

If you can't borrow the correct sized spanner.......
I got a 32mm Supa-Works Gold from Supercheap Auto for under $20.
Other places / brands were heading towards the $50 mark.
Worked fine getting the fan off and on my EA.

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 Post subject: Re: Taking off Fan - ED
Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:00 pm 
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Alright well theres nothing else you have to do prior, right? eg taking the radiator out. the mechanics say no, just use a spanner or wrench, and wedge something between the four screws on the pulley and it should loosen up.
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 Post subject: Re: Taking off Fan - ED
Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:19 pm 
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I think 'should' is the operative word here.

They can be VERY VERY tight.

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