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What is the proper tool to remove the fan cooling engine

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What is the proper tool to remove the fan cooling engine?
Is there anyone who knows the name of the tool or not?
Can I get it in Amazon?
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What is the proper tool to remove the fan cooling engine?
Is there anyone who knows the name of the tool or not?
Can I get it in Amazon?
No such thing. You just replace the electric fan motor for a new or used one. I did check on Amazon too. Thye only have tools for removing the thermo fan clutches that are mostly on older V6 and V8 engines, most in older cars and pickups.
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No such thing. You just replace the electric fan motor for a new or used one. I did check on Amazon too. Thye only have tools for removing the thermo fan clutches that are mostly on older V6 and V8 engines, most in older cars and pickups.
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I also see the entire motor you depict on Rock Auto as a "radiator fan motor".

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No such thing. You just replace the electric fan motor for a new or used one. I did check on Amazon too. Thye only have tools for removing the thermo fan clutches that are mostly on older V6 and V8 engines, most in older cars and pickups.
Fan Blade can not be installed on the Cooling Engine because it rotates and requires installation

Is there a suitable installation tool?
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That 8-point nut can be turned with a "square-point" socket, available in a number of socket sets as alternate/additional/speciality sockets. I have 3 in my Craftsmen set that I bought years ago: 3/8, 7/16, 1/2.
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That 8-point nut can be turned with a "square-point" socket, available in a number of socket sets as alternate/additional/speciality sockets. I have 3 in my Craftsmen set that I bought years ago: 3/8, 7/16, 1/2.

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I bought them years ago as part of a set of Craftsman sockets from a brick-and-mortar store, so I don't have a link to share. If you go to your local hardware or tool store and take the fan motor with you, you should be able to find a socket that fits. If not, then doing an online search may produce the results you seek.
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I bought them years ago as part of a set of Craftsman sockets from a brick-and-mortar store, so I don't have a link to share. If you go to your local hardware or tool store and take the fan motor with you, you should be able to find a socket that fits. If not, then doing an online search may produce the results you seek.
I'm not from the USA
I hope I get it at the local store

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You can measure the size from one flat across to the other, making sure to see the nut as 2 squares, one of which is rotated about the center by 45 degrees. You want the 2 opposing sides of a square, which will tell you size of the socket you need. Allow a tiny bit of "slop" or looseness so the socket or wrench will slide over it easily, but not be so loose that it rounds off the corners.

Once you know the dimension, look online if you don't have any local stores that carry it.
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You can measure the size from one flat across to the other, making sure to see the nut as 2 squares, one of which is rotated about the center by 45 degrees. You want the 2 opposing sides of a square, which will tell you size of the socket you need. Allow a tiny bit of "slop" or looseness so the socket or wrench will slide over it easily, but not be so loose that it rounds off the corners.

Once you know the dimension, look online if you don't have any local stores that carry it.
Thanks for clarifying the proposal
I think seriously about using this tool:
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Do you think he can do the job?




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Does this method require me to apply it literally or is it not important?


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1-using hot tap water (minimum of 49 deg . C 120 deg. F) hold the new fan hub area under the running water for a minimum 60 seconds to heat the fan blade to the temperature of the water.
2-Immediately after heating ، position the fan blade on ti the motor drive plate.
3-Using the appropriate tool turn the motor drive plate in the direction of the arrow on the fan blade untill the three slots in the face of the fan blade.
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