Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
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GHNL's advice holds water (just like the fan motor housing I've just fixed). Follow his advice and let's hope it works.
If not then remember: Kaput doesn't always mean KAPUT.
My heater radiator "popped" a while back and dumped water everywhere. One of the places water collected was in the plastic motor housing (no holes to allow drainage). The water sat there for a few weeks and corroded my fan motor badly.
I stripped the dash, removed the housing, removed the motor and started stripping. I eventually manage to free the seized motor but the brushes were stuck solid (the springs had rusted and disintegrated). The springs are held in place by small spring-steel clips which can be gently prized off.
I "wiggled" and lubricated the brushes and they eventually slipped free. Some new springs from my junk drawer fitted nicely and the fan now works perfectly.
Before replacing everything I drilled a few holes in the bottom of the housing to allow water to escape should the radiator ever blow again.
The radiator has since been repaired by the local radiator repair place (at a cost of $3,00). It turns out one of the solder joints failed. It's nice to know there are really honest mechanics out here (Cape Town).
Present - '81 Spider
Past - "73 2000GTV 105 series