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Old 11-24-2004, 11:41 PM   #1
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Volvo 740 heater fan

heater fans keep failing on 740 and 740 turbo.
On our '87 and '88 740's we have replaced heater fans 5 times. $300 or $400 each time, with labor. I have heard that this is common on 740's but surely by this time somebody has figured out a fix?
What's the problem, what's the fix?
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Old 02-16-2005, 11:43 PM   #2
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Re: Volvo 740 heater / AC /fan

Well, I don't know if you are going to read this since you posted months ago, but I know the problem. Their is some bad caulk or sealer somewhere above the fan that allows water to seep onto the fan and rust the bearing. Once the bearing rusts the fan makes a LOT of noise. One band-aid fix is to spray WD-40 on the bearing every now and then.
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Old 03-19-2005, 10:37 AM   #3
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Unhappy Volvo 740 starting problems

my mom has a 740 gle starts and runs great most of the time. but sometimes it will not start and takes up to an hour and a half for it to start. just replaced the sending unit and still does the same thing. wondering if anyone could tell me what might cause this to happen.
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Old 03-19-2005, 11:27 AM   #4
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Re: Re: Volvo 740 heater / AC /fan

How do I reach the bearing to spray WD-40 on it?
Thanks, Space Cowboy
[re problem:
heater fan, 740/940 makes a lot of scraping noise (not airflow noise) (quote=Tomsriv"...There is some bad caulk or sealer somewhere above the fan that allows water to seep onto the fan and rust the bearing. Once the bearing rusts the fan makes a LOT of noise. One band-aid fix is to spray WD-40 on the bearing every now and then."
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Old 05-07-2008, 01:28 AM   #5
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Re: Volvo 740 heater / AC /fan

Take off some of the parts till you're near the bearing, then try to spray some WD-40.

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