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Old 06-18-2010, 03:14 PM
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I have heard that there is a way to replace the a/c condensor fan assembly without disconnecting the a/c line. It references a mod to the shroud. Any help or photos on what this mod is? I bought a new replacement shroud/fan assembly and plan on installing it this weekend.

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Got the fan and shroud changed out with very little issues. You do have to cut away some material, but it is so obvious, there is really no need for pictures. When it is all said and done, the a/c is working great while moving and sitting still.
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If this catches your gander (working up to 25 messages so I can PM), I have a question.

What specifically were your A/C symptoms before you decided to do the fan/shroud?

I have warm air on idle, cold at normal operating RPMs on the road. Trying to get info from the forum archived messages about the problem. Filled coolant inthe radiator, made sure condensor fan came on. Still warm at idle.
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At idle does the condensor fan turn on at all ?
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Blue of Tom,

Yes. I reseated the relay for good measure. Googled the issue and read where the first step is to ensure the coolant is at proper levels and the cooling system is operating. When the cool air turns warm, I did try the thermostat knob and the heat came on.....its the cool side that isn't cool.
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At idle does the condensor fan turn on at all ?
That is the question...the a/c fan should be on full speed when sitting still with the a/c on..If it isn't, then the compressor will cycle on and off about every 10 seconds.
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So a/c fan is not on when sitting still, replace the fan motor?
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Checked it when I got off work (Metro to/from work most days). Condensor fan is not coming on. Googled some more. Will check the fuse then, if fuse is OK, will have to replace the assembly to get new motor in it.

If anyone has a good source for the assembly besides Natural High Google, let me know!
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if your motor is shot, would you mind sending it to me. I am needing to repair mine and if your brushes are still good I could use them.
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Got my entire assembly from ebay for $75 delivered. You have to modify the shroud to get it off withoug disconnecting the lines, and cut the new one before installing. It takes less than 1 hour for the complete job.
http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=55624&page=2
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