Rebuilding a Carb Fan

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  1. Liam

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    So it looks like i either need to get a new carb fan or rebuild mine. When my carb fan comes on for the first time it squeals like a pig, but then goes away....it was kinda embarassing when i parked in front of the sushi restaurant.

    How easy is it to rebuild this bad boy?
     
  2. Liam

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    anyone?
     
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    Doesn't need 'rebuild'

    May be lucky & just need some lube,
    or you may find leaf/trash in housing.

    Remove wire at harness connector.
    Remove fan assembly.
    Open blower housing, you'll see squirrel cage.
    Remove cage, see motor shaft sticking out of housing.
    Use 3-in-1 or some other light oil - NOT WD-40...where shaft enters motor housing.
    Rotate by hand a few times
    . . .few more drips of lube
    . . . . .reassemble
    l . . . . . .ive happily everafter
     
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  4. Liam

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    sweet..thanks
     
  5. sl33py

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    and worst case - i think you can get replacement from cruiserparts.net for 15$.
     
  6. Liam

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    i just took it completly apart and cleaned the entire thing and lubed it up. Plan on driving it around enough so it kicks in.....i pray it doesnt sound like a little pig anymore...
    scared the poor Karate kids yesterday...
     
  7. Liam

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    i just took the rig for a drive....while turning off the key i was anticipating worst...

    Then i didnt hear anything and i thought to myself - fawking great, i ruined it. Nope!!! the fan is so quiet you cant hear it...FAWK YEAH...i am not uswless after all:)
     
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    Fixing that fan and hearing (or feeling) the whosh of air passing through the fins is a great feeling. What seemed to be your problem? Trash or just in need of a lube?
     
  9. Liam

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    I think it was a combo of both. I took the motor out of the shell and lubed the spindle and then cleaned the crap out from where the magnets are. I didnt have any 3-in-1 so i used gear oil....anyhoo - it is amazing what 30 mins of work can acomplish..
     
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    why do you need a fan on the carby???
     
  11. beaufort-fj60

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    the carb fan is another piece of smog add-ons for the usa version of fj60
     
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    smog test ha, nothing like that here
     
  13. Liam

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    you need it to cool the Carb. If you dont you can get fuel evaporation. I didnt have my fan plugged in and when i tried starting it after driving it for a while, I would have to pump the gas as if were the winter. Now that my fan runs sweetly (lol) i dont even have to give it any gas and it starts right up....
     
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    I have a 350 holley fitted on mine, with a 10" donaldson air cleaner sittin on fender. Do not know toyota setup.
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  15. Liam

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    what the hell are you driving????
     
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    1977 fj45 tray back
     
  17. Liam

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    got pics??

    Also, if you have a holly then you wouldnt need a carb fan. I dont use one with my Weber that is on my 40
     
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    no pic yet, do not know how to do the camera thing yet,I am only a builder
     
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    the carb fans are only on the 60s that have smog/emissions equipment.
     
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    a p.s. note- the fan motor on the carb cooler is same motor used for 'dash board A/C' and rear facing (under pass. seat) heater....and, I "think", for bushings/brushes: the windshield (and headlight) washer pump motor....
     
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