The previous owner had removed the fan from the engine and i cant find the bolts to reattach it. anyone know the part to search for a 2000 e430?
I think that is BS. How can a fan removal affect emissions ? You should install it, but ask them which CA emissions standards that the car failed. And install the proper bolts, and a new fan blade unit. If the old one disintegrates, it will damage many things under the hood, including but not limited to the radiator.California, they said that they couldnt ok it... so then i barely got on the broke one, and that just made it look worse because the bolts i bought couldnt screw in all the way. oh well, parts will be here by next wed... glad everything else passed. they also pointed out where a wire was slightly chewed under the engine cover, i should probably use something other than gorrila tape right?
Just borrow tools to remove the whole fan clutch from the water pump shaft, and remove / repair outside the car. Else you can easily damage the radiator. Remove the fan shroud, so you have more clearance. Also check the fan clutch and replace it, if it is not up to par.i think it was under visual inspection same catagory as the exposed wire.. i was thinking the same thing, that it could cause serious damage. although the clutch on it keeps it from spinning too fast right? he said that the other smog guy would be there today and might pass it... haa, only problem is getting this broken fan off as i dont know if i have a 10mm socket or if it will fit over the bolt as the correct part is ala wrenchable.. maybe some bent needle noses could work but dont have a pair lol great