How to remove Radiator Fan-Clutch Unit and Fan Shroud on a BMW 330i (E46)
1. #1703 BMW Fan Clutch Tool
2. 32mm “Thin” wrench
3. Sloted/Flat screw driver
4. Padded Floor mats (to protect Fan blades in case you accidentally drop it, while unscrewing it.)
NOTE: You may need to loosen/remove the Upper Radiator Hose (Make Sure the engine is Cool) to reach the water pump pulley bolts. And, if you did remove the Hose… REMEMBER to Reattach it once you are done.
WARNING : BE CAREFUL when working near the Radiator Fan, DO NOT damage Fan Blades! DO NOT DROP the Fan once it is completely loosen from the Water Pump. You have been Warned.
Also, to make working on the Fan, I removed the Airbox, to give myself some more room to work within.
This is not necessarily required, but it worked for me.
View the video DIY here:
Please Note – Do this at your own risk. Follow all Safety Procedures. Wear Eye Protection! Wear mechanics gloves if possible. Not responsible if you break anything (Yourself or Property) End Legal Mumbo Jumbo Disclaimer.
This DIY was performed on a 02 BMW E46 330i automatic, alpine white paint, with Sport Suspension Package, you know the drill. So if that is not your vehicle, there might be differences.