Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Adelaide South Australia
The fan will not work if that straight resistor wire is blown. I've had trouble with those in the past. I replaced it with a piece of solder wire which seemed to work. It will blow if the bearings in the fan are getting dry and tight. They are sintered brass bushes and the oil in them dries up over time. If they are dry, they tighten up after the fan has been running for a while. I think your fan assembly would be the same as ours in Australia, so unfortunately to lubricate those bearings you have to remove the whole dash to get at them. I am trying to work out a way of cutting an access panel so that it is easier to get at if needed in future.
2010 159 ti 1750 TBI sedan (red).
2004 GT 3.2 V6 (Stromboli Grey).
2008 159 TI Sportwagon 2.4 JTDM (Stromboli Grey).
1987 75 3 litre (red). My first 75 and now my son's.
2000 156 2 litre Twin Spark, ( Cosmos Blu metallic), my daughter's car.
2000 156 Monza Twin Spark, (Cosmos Blue metallic), son’s girlfiend’s car.
1999 GTV 3 litre 24 valve V6, metallic black, (son’s new car).
1988 Range Rover Classic Highline 3.9 V8
1989 75 3 litre, written off by runaway van.
1990 75 3 litre Potenziata (black), now sold & living in Newcastle NSW.
1990 75 3 litre Potenziata (grey, sadly deceased due to fire).
1982 GTV 2 litre, red, (daughter's first Alfa)
2 x 1992 164s, (1 red, 1 grey).
2 x 1988 33s, (both red).
1985 GTV 2 litre, (white).