230TE W124 Cooling Fan

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  1. J532KTT

    J532KTT Member

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    Hi guys,

    New account, old poster.

    My 230 gets hot in traffic and the fan seems to have stopped working.

    Is there any way I can test it?

    Thanks.

    Stuart.
     
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    johnsco Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    There is a thermal switch on the top of the engine, which switches on and off the electric fan.
    If you short the wires across the top of this, then the fan should run.
    If this happens - Then replace the switch.
    If the fan still does not run, the electric fan may be U/S.

    I had to change mine on my 230TE in 2008.
    ECP Part No. at that time: 460220040.
    Cost £9.75 at the time.

    Sounds like it is a common fault.
     
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    J532KTT

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    Done. Thank you!!!
     
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    Going back to this, how the he'll are you supposed to get a spanner in there without removing the thermostat housing first?!
     
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    Will MB Club Veteran

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    You may be able to get a deep socket on it. 22mm or something like that IIRC.
     
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    The part you'd need to get a wrench on is smaller in diameter than the actual switch. It's bloody crazy :mad:
     

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