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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 05-08-2013, 02:18 PM
Willie530i Willie530i is offline
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cooling fan

how do I replace transmission cooling fan
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Old 05-08-2013, 02:21 PM
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The electric one(in front of the radiator, seen with the hood open) or the (large fan) one driven via the water pump ?
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Old 05-08-2013, 03:06 PM
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Trans does not have its own cooling fan.
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Old 05-08-2013, 03:42 PM
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the electronic one on front of condensor
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:54 PM
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That's the auxiliary fan. It cools the radiator when needed, not the just the trans.

You need to remove the bumper to replace it. How did you diagnose the fan failure?
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