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Old 12-13-2012, 05:22 PM
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Even after all these years, people are still trying to remove the fan clutch nut without any counterhold apparatus whatsoever!

Originally Posted by 2k528i View Post
I've done the reading on how to remove the fan, I know it's a reverse thread but I can't get mine to break loose. The belt tension is not enough to hold it, it just slips.

I've sprayed it with PB blaster and let it set.. no luck.

You can't really put any pressure on the pulley because of the cheap plastic crap it's made out of... does anyone have any ideas?

The writeups make it sound like it should come loose so easily... I'm about to drop a tree on this car.
Originally Posted by occhis View Post
You need to get the tool
Originally Posted by 2k528i View Post
what other tool is there?

EDIT: This was also posted today.

Originally Posted by bimcwe View Post
Is there anyway to replace the Idler Pulley without taking out the radiator fan/shroud out? Apparently you need a special tool to remove it, and I certainly don't have said tool.
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Last edited by bluebee; 12-20-2012 at 09:18 AM.