Today is going to be some final motor work and some cosmetic work.
The cabin fan sounded like it had mice living in there when it was on, so I pulled it out to see if I could get at the bearings to lubricate them. Â No luck. Â It’s just not worth the trouble. Â I picked up another one for $30 and replaced it. Â It’s not terrible to get at as far as these things go.
You have to move the ECU out of the way (silver thing on the right), remove its mounting from the coolant expansion tank, the expansion tank itself, and the frontmost stud that the expansion tank mounts on. Â Two of the bolts (towards the fender) are pretty terrible to get at, and this is yet another “SURPRISE! Â We decided not to use metric fasteners here!” area. Â For the fan itself only, of course (they are 15/64). Â The rest of the things you need to take out are all 10 MM.