Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Tech Help

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-28-2001, 08:57 PM
Teddymen
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I went to a few shops/dealers to find out why my 300E was running hot/overheating when I was in traffic or stop with the engine idle and found out from the dealer that the Auxiliary fans were binding up. Looking around for someone to replace it, I got prices anywhere from $675.00 to $800.00. Just looked to easy to cost that much, so I looked around on the internet and found them for $100.00 each; (there are two) so I bought them. Now I have to replace them myself and would like to hear from you guys/gals if there is any tricks or suggestions before I take this on. (First time working on my Mercedes) I worked on other cars (minor repairs) but never a Benz. Thanks for the help.

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-29-2001, 12:48 AM
Gilly's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Evansville WI
Posts: 9,616
I wouldn't recommend it in your case. MB tells you to just pull out the fans with the condensor assembly. I do it without pulling the condensor 'cause i hate opening up the AC system to change the fans, it's a SOB either way.
Gilly
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-29-2001, 01:24 AM
Teddymen
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
So your saying there is more to replacing these Auxs Fans then just the few screws I see on the other side of the grill? This condensor assembly you speak of, is it the condensor to the AC unit? If so, how does this connect/deal with the actual fans?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-29-2001, 08:23 AM
Gilly's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Evansville WI
Posts: 9,616
Yes, the A/C condensor, that's what the fans are actually mounted to. The horn and bracket are in the way, the power steering cooling tube is in the way, there are also screws at the top and bottom, as well as the ones on the sides. There are the plastic clips at various locations at the top and botttom, they go into the "shroud" looking part from the front. I needed to take the right headlight out last time I did one, the reason escapes me at the moment. It would help if the center section of the radiator support came off like a 190, but it is 1 piece, adding to the complexity. The bar that the horns mount to has to come off, which you need to study to be sure you are removing the correct bolts. The bottom bolt is rather difficult to manipulate screwing it in and out. The reason you need to get the plastic shroud off is that the side bolts, if I remember correctly, 1 on each side has a nut inside the fan frame, the other 1 on each side screw directly into threads in the metal. You need to get on the nut with a wrench to keep it from turning. You will end up pulling forward on the lower edge of the bumper to get the bottom bolts off of the fan assembly, as I recall the back of my hand was rubbed raw from doing this job, it's a real toughy.....
Gilly
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-29-2001, 10:54 PM
Teddymen
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Thank you for the heads up. Maybe I will try to call the mechanic that is listed in the Good MB shop forum section.
http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/showthread.php?threadid=12538
Since I have already ordered the parts I hope they will still install them for me; at a good price!! Anyway, thanks again.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-30-2001, 02:23 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 218
Is the front of your car different than a 92? I took both of mine out...was fairly easy. Pull out the plugs for the cover, and it pulls out. After undoing the bolt for the horn, it AND the power steering line pushed themselves out and let me have pretty easy access. I know the cars changed somewhat, but my A/C lines didn't go through the fans. I would consult the book on that one. Maybe they changed drastically from 92-93... I needed an 8mm wrench and socket, and a 10mm socket, and some patience (the latter being the most expensive)

__________________
R Talley
88 BMW E32 735i (make it go away)
95 Volvo 960 "Inga" (valve problems)
95 Nissan Maxima (the indestructible)
89 Ford Ranger XLT (ugliest truck in the South)
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-30-2001, 05:03 PM
Teddymen
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Pulling out the book is a great suggestion. I have also left messages for two independents in my area asking for price quotes. Depending on what they come in at $$$$ maybe a great motivation to replace them myself. I'll let you know what the est. come in at.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
F/S 500e Aux Fans ItalianBenz Mercedes Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 5 08-02-2004 04:55 PM
FS 300e w124 PARTS ON EBAY!!!!!!! 6cndmbz Mercedes Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 4 09-20-2003 01:14 PM
Aux Fans in C220 not working dnvc220 Tech Help 5 08-27-2003 12:43 AM
W124 aux. fans: wiring them ON when A/C on ke6dcj Tech Help 2 07-24-2003 02:01 PM
AUX fans not working correctly? Familycar Tech Help 1 11-18-2002 01:08 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page