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Re: [VintageLambo] Noise while braking

Steven Rood

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Hey John, I restored my Series 3 in 99 and had the same problem with the fans.(There are 2) Ugly job ahead. The fans are held in place by several rubber pieces to keep metal from bumping and rubbing against metal. They are about 1/4-1/2" long. The rubber hardens over time and the pieces break, leaving the fans spinning at an angle and bumping into the side of the unit. The only way to get to the fans is by removing the center console, which would be fairly easy to remove but the metal wires connecting to the vent switches as well as a tangle of electrical wires are very short and become difficult to unhook. Keep in mind, rehooking up the metal wires on reinstallation was even harder to complete. (I ended up installing new wire and inserting them with some grease through the black tubes). To this day i am very careful about using those switches as i"m afraid the wires might come loose. (ahhh, Italian design) Any ways, After you remove the console, you then have to remove the dash to get to the fan unit which is attached to the heater/ac unit. As I recall, we bought a new 3 speed motor (regular aftermarket) in hopes of driving more cold air into the cabin. (It didn"t improve the situation that much).As for the fans, we just used nuts and bolts and bolted the fans on securely to the units. Haven"t had a problem since. Hope this helped. stevo ----- Original Message ----- From: john_allott To: VintageLambo@yahoogroups.com Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2003 9:47 PM Subject: [VintageLambo] Noise while braking I have had an noise while braking that has driven me mad looking for problems with brakes etc. I have finally discovered that if the VENTILATION FAN is running, I get the noise, if it is not running, I don"t get the noise Obviously something with the fan/motor or shroud is loose. 1/. Does anybody know what sort of shock mounting is on the fan unit in a Series 3 Espada - Does it even have a resilient mount? 2/. What is the best attack method to get into the fan unit - looks like I have to almost remove the entire dash ? 3/. While the fan etc is out, is there anything else to check for in the ventilation systems 4/. I seem to remember people changing fan units for a more modern fan/motor to aid in ventilation/airconditioning. Has it helped, what was the make and model of the new unit, was it just the motor or motor and fan as a total package, any problems fitting in the new unit? Any comments/assistance greatly appreciated Thanks John


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