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Is it pressed on, or just stubborn? Any ideas and/or tricks for removing it would be GREATLY apreciated.
 

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I use the rear axle bolt. fits perfectly and always takes it off with no problems.
So I guess what it boils down to is to get a bolt the same size as the one that holds the fan on but longer and screw it in right, or am I still missing something?
 

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So I guess what it boils down to is to get a bolt the same size as the one that holds the fan on but longer and screw it in right, or am I still missing something?
no,its bigger than that bolt.buy the bolt quoted above,and youl be fine.

fan retainer bolt screws into the shaft

fan removal bolt screws into the fan
 

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I actually remember using the front axle....worked like a charm.
 

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I actually remember using the front axle....worked like a charm.
I took the nut off of my rear axle and found a bolt that threaded into in and that worked great. I didn't want to pull an axle if I didn't have to. Ended up going to a motorcycle shop to find the bolt. 14's are kinda hard to find.
 

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I actually remember using the front axle....worked like a charm.
"The front axle has a nice taper to it so only 1 or 2 threads engage the aluminum fan hub. Thus the possibility to strip out the threads. The rear axle (cx500) is actually better to use than the front axle. Better you take the nut off the axle and take it to the hardware store and get the correct metric bolt."



That quote is from a post at the old forum by Dick in Raleigh,,if the fan is stubborn(as some are)you can cause yourself more grief than good by using the front axle.
 

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I took the nut off of my rear axle and found a bolt that threaded into in and that worked great. I didn't want to pull an axle if I didn't have to. Ended up going to a motorcycle shop to find the bolt. 14's are kinda hard to find.
agricultural supplies normally have them
 

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"The front axle has a nice taper to it so only 1 or 2 threads engage the aluminum fan hub. Thus the possibility to strip out the threads. The rear axle (cx500) is actually better to use than the front axle. Better you take the nut off the axle and take it to the hardware store and get the correct metric bolt."



That quote is from a post at the old forum by Dick in Raleigh,,if the fan is stubborn(as some are)you can cause yourself more grief than good by using the front axle.


It was in a pinch after a wreck (hence why the axle was off in the first place) to see if the fan was damaged...I guess that getting the correct tools to do it is always the best way lol.
 

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Meaning no offense to anyone but using the rear axle to pull the fan is downright silly. I bought the 14m x 1.50 pitch thread bolt cost $1.00 How much work is it to remove and replace the rear axle compared to $1.00? Besides that the axle is a bit unwieldy to use being 12,1/4" long and no conventional hex head on it. Geeez could you make it more difficult?

I bought the 14m bolt and marked it with a white paint pen "FAN" and keep it with my tools but then installed the E-fan so now I'll rent my specialized fan removal tool for $12.00 plus shipping both ways. One day minimum, oh yeah, plus damage deposit of $25.00 refundable upon return. Say this could be a lucrative enterprise, I accept PayPal? TK

Cheers, 50gary
 

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Wow, Gary. You are a credit to the forum to make such a offer. Do you have a estimate of what the shipping would be to Antarctica? Does the $12 per day start when you ship it, or when I get it? How about return time? Can I get one that doesn't have FAN written on it? Will you accept 8 track tapes in lieu of Paypal? Can I combine offers and rent more than one at a time? Until these vital questions can be answered, I may just have to wear out the one that I got from Ace Hardware.
 

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Wow, Gary. You are a credit to the forum to make such a offer. Do you have a estimate of what the shipping would be to Antarctica? Does the $12 per day start when you ship it, or when I get it? How about return time? Can I get one that doesn't have FAN written on it? Will you accept 8 track tapes in lieu of Paypal? Can I combine offers and rent more than one at a time? Until these vital questions can be answered, I may just have to wear out the one that I got from Ace Hardware.


Well I'm open to offers, just trying to make a buck here, 8 tracks are out for payment. I'm a modern guy, cassettes all the way Ferlan Huskie and Ernest Tubb Sons of the Pioneers are also high on my list. I like the Western part of Country & Western, ha ha.

Cheers, 50gary
 

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The fan hub is threaded on it's inner hub to take a 14 x 1.25mm bolt. Screw one of these into the hub and it should pop right off.


Wow, I am really glad someone asked this. I spent countless hours with a puller and a hammer trying to get mine off. Nearly tore the fan from around it's threaded inner tube. Now I need a new one. Anyone know where I can find one or an aftermarket for less than 40 bucks?
 
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