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post #101 of 111 (permalink) Old 06-03-2019, 10:28 PM
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Nice Job!! looks great!!
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Anyone have suggestions on fabricating brackets? Only part I’m kind of shaky on at this point about the work around
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As in, any tips or pointers to make that part more straight forward?
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What to buy, how to modify, etc. etc. I feel like what most people get overwhelmed with is the “just fabricate brackets” part which is not probably hard. But someone said they bought some from Ace, Jim said he used rain gutter parts. Then there was that one thing about hangers? Anywho, some more direction on this part would be appreciated.
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Video to remove front clip, check. Reverse fan direction included in fan instructions. Check. Fabricate mounts.... ???
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If I missed a post on the mounts already I do apologize
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I completed this mod yesterday. I purchased a 12” fan from Autozone. It came with some clips, as well as zip tie mounts. Ended up drilling 4 holes and mounted the fan centered on the radiator.
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I'm about to attempt this front pusher fan fix this weekend. It all seems fairly straightforward, but I do have a question about the existing fan wires - I know you need to drop the belly pan front to access the wires, but is there a clear way to tell which wires are the ones going to the fan? I just worry about reaching in and pulling the wrong wires and causing another issue. Thanks for everybody's help so far - I was dreading the repair bill when I first heard the AC fan banging!
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Only two wires heading that direction on the drivers side of the radiator.
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Once you pull the front end, you’ll be able to find the wires. You can also see/feel them from below once you drop the pan but it was easier for me to locate them from above. I wasted probably 20 mins trying to unplug the connector , then realized a paint can opener from Home Depot has enough curve (and small enough to keep in my hand) to not only “grab” the tab on the connector but also pull it up so I could Unplug it from the OEM fan.


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