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Is there any tricks when you don't have the honda tool?
yes,its quite easy.

the fan is a tapered fit onto the shaft.

remove the bolt that secures the fan,and buy a bolt size...... Fan puller bolt.

M14 x 1.5 about 2 inches long

screw this into the fan until it bottoms out[touches the shaft] tighten a fraction more and give the head a tap.your fan should pop off
 

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in a pinch, you can use the front axle for this job
 
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Agreed, I always use the front axle. Do up hand tight, and a "gentle" tap with a mallet. Works every time.
 

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Go buy the bolt, Just a buck or two and you can easily find them at Lowes or Home Depot with the specs provided. That way your not pulling the wheels off. I bought a bolt when my fan imploded taking everything with it a couple of years ago. Worked like a champ.
 

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The bolt is always better and easier to use without dropping the front wheel. Some Axles don't have the right thread on the front to do the job anyway.
 

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If you have an air chuck, you can use that, works great. Might have to use a bolt or washers for it to reach, I don't remember if I needed them or not.



 

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You guys are great, fan popped off and am now that much deeper into the tear down. Thanks all.
 

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Agreed, I always use the front axle. Do up hand tight, and a "gentle" tap with a mallet. Works every time.


First time I had to take the fan off I tried the front axle bolt and that did not work at all. Every time I've had to take the fan off I've used the rear axle bolt. It fits perfectly.
 

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If you have an air chuck, you can use that, works great. Might have to use a bolt or washers for it to reach, I don't remember if I needed them or not.





Now that's nice.
 

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how do you get fan off if treads are strip????


A ball joint removal tool (pickle fork) works well too, BTDT many times. They're cheap (less than $10), and now most of the larger autoparts chains will loan you one for free.







Tap it in under the boss slow and steady and the fan will pop right off.
 

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Knowing my luck. I would use the front axle and mess up the threads. Then I need a fan and a axle, lol.
 

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Dont use the axle, just buy a bolt for a $1.00 Works like a dream and no damage
 

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Could not find 14mm x 1.5 locally (Lowes, Home Depot, Ace, Rural King, Fastenal) I did find out that for many years, say, ’92 through ’08 Mercedes used a lug bolt that will work. So I went to the junkyard. The bolts were gone from the Mercedes but I noticed lug bolts screwed into a Volvo wheel and pulled one on a hunch. Worked fine, free. No idea what year Volvo but if you find a correct sized one on ebay the auction might list the years it fits. Same for the Mercedes. Searching eBay, it appears that a number of makes used the 14mm x1.5mm lug bolt. BTW, the threads need to go into the fan just under ½ inch on my ’81 GL500.
 
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