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Old 01-23-2010, 11:15 AM   #1
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1968 26' Overlander
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A/C problems

I am removing the motor in my 68 overlander and I can't seem to be able to remove the interior fan off of the moter. I can get it to move up and down on the shaft but it doesn't seem like it will come off the rest of the way. Am I missing something?
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Old 01-23-2010, 01:01 PM   #2
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Not sure in your particular situation but I have changed several and they can be stubborn.

I assume there a hex head set screw that you have loosened and it helps to remove it all the way. The set screw can bur the shaft and make it harder to remove.

I think there must be some kind of puller the shops use but for me it is just sticking with it and try not to damage the cage.

PB Blaster on the shaft will help also you can use WD40 in a pinch.
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Old 01-23-2010, 02:05 PM   #3
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Not my ears, but

I don't remember a huge struggle when faced with a similar issue on my '67. After removing the setscrew & soaking the shaft with WD-40 & allowing it to soak in, thin-nosed Vice-Grips were clamped to the shaft.

As it was hanging kinda low, the fan blade was then wobbled to & fro on the shaft BY HAND until it freed up.

My success kept me from being tied in a knot...

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Old 01-23-2010, 09:09 PM   #4
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I have found that older 12v fans can be extremely stubborn. I've had to cut the shaft to get them apart on more than one occasion.
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