Question about 1996 BMW 3 Series
The car gets hot and i fitted a new waterpump.Could it be the fan? Isnt it a clutch fan?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The fan/clutch assy has left hand thread. Loosen by turning clockwise.
Remove radiator top shroud & air cleaner assy. to gain access.
Remove engine cooling fan by holding the belt drive pulley with a suitable flat bar tool (that fits over the top of the drive pulley attachment bolts), then using a suitable flat spanner to unscrew the fan clutch assy (clockwise). When re-fitting, tighten clutch nut to 30 ftlb.
You may need to use a bit of ingenuity in making the flat bar holding tool, unless you are able to procure the BMW tool #11.5.030.
Posted on Jun 03, 2009
One of the wires in the circuit is loose, or a fused link is defective. Check all fasteners and connectors to make sure they are secure. Spray a small amount of lithium grease on the connectors to ensure that they connect fully - your intermittent problem is due to intermittent contact.
Posted on Oct 07, 2009
It could be several reasons...1. make sure you dont have to bleed the coolant system, on some cars you have too, because there is air in the system, and the car will overheat..2. Your waterpump maybe bad also..3. Double check your coolant temp sensor, and or coolant temp switch..maybe faulty..4. Check your radiator cap...seal could be bad, and not sealing correctly...Question..How long does it take before it overheats...and are you getting any white or grey smoke out of the tailpipe? If so, then your head gasket is blown...Goodluck
Posted on Dec 04, 2009
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Posted on Dec 06, 2009
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