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I NEED TO REPLACE THE AUXILIARY FAN. IT,S A 1987 560SL.

Customer Question

I NEED TO REPLACE THE AUXILIARY FAN. IT,S A 1987 560SL. HOPING I DON,T HAVE TO REMOVE THE RADIATOR
JA: How many miles are on the car? Has any work ever been done on the radiator?
Customer: 125K YES THE RADIATOR HAS BEEN REPLACED ONCE. I ONLY NEED TO REPLACE THE AUXILIARY FAN IN FRONT OF THE RADIATOR
JA: Are you fixing your 560SL yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: YES
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: NO
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  Marty replied 8 months ago.

Hin my name is***** do not need to remove the radiator. The fan comes out from the front. Just remove the cross braces in front of the fan and remove the three screws that mount the fan to the braces and disconnect the harness connector and the fan can be removed.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I've done all that and there isn't enough clearance
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
It is completely disassembled, however, I can't get the fan out from the front
Expert:  Marty replied 8 months ago.

You may need to loosen the condenser to get a little more clearance. Click here for a good explanation of the replacement.