Radiator fan motor smoking.

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Adam, May 12, 2005.

  1. Adam

    Adam Guest

    Few days ago while driving I smelt strong wire burning smell. When I stoped
    the car, smoke was coming out from under the hood. It looks like it's the
    cooling fan motor which has sized. When I turn the blades it goes freely
    than stops and it is very hard to push. How can I check the motor. It has
    three wires red, green, black. Green is for the switch, black to the ground,
    and red power. Can I connect black and red to car battery to confirm motor
    not working? The car is 1996 Volvo 850 GLT wagon. Volvo dealer here in
    Canada is asking $370 for new motor blade assembly. I can not find after
    market stores that would have them.
    Adam, May 12, 2005
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  2. No need to go farther - the bearings are kaput. (I'm sure the windings are
    in sad shape after some of the smoke was let out, too!)

    A wrecking yard would be my choice for a replacement. Give the blade a spin
    when you buy it and if it spins freely it is as good as your old one was
    before it failed.


    Michael Pardee, May 12, 2005
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  3. Adam

    Mike F Guest

    Red and black give you high fan speed, green and black will give you a
    lower speed. If it doesn't turn by hand then either the blades are
    blocked or the motor is kaput. Maybe you can take the motor apart and
    fix whatever is mechanically stopping it from turning.

    Mike F.
    Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.

    Replace tt with t (twice!) and remove parentheses to email me directly.
    (But I check the newsgroup more often than this email address.)
    Mike F, May 12, 2005
  4. Adam

    bc Guest

    I don't have good look with wrecking yards, there don't seem
    to be that many Volvos in them to begin with, but it might be
    worth a shot. My first choice would be to give fcp groton a
    call, or check their web site for a new one, but it all depends
    on how much you want to spend and how long you are planning on
    keeping the car.
    bc, May 13, 2005
  5. Adam

    Glenn Klein Guest


    "*-344-*Never Forgotten"
    Is for the New York City Firemen who lost their lives on September 11,2001.
    The official count is 343, but there was also a volunteer who lost his life
    aiding in the initial rescue efforts. And I will never forget them as
    long as I live,
    nor should any American.
    Glenn Klein, May 14, 2005
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