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Old 04-05-2018, 02:30 AM
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Stupid clip can't find it anywhere! I need the one from the older boxxy fin style efan. I KNOW its on 95 and earlier but older than that not sure. Man, at this point i'd pay someone to just send me a good picture of theirs haha.
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Many automotive fasteners/clips can be found at a hardware store such as ACE, also NAPA Auto.
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Many automotive fasteners/clips can be found at a hardware store such as ACE, also NAPA Auto.
And Home Depot also in the hardware section in the "Automotive Specialty" bins.

btw, OP, are you talking about the clip that holds the fan onto the motor? If you can't find it anywhere I don't see why a proper fitting circlip couldn't do the job. If you're talking about the clips on the lower corners, here's what I did:

http://www.naxja.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1108665

Took just a little trimming on that ridge in the middle of the plastic tabs but they work like a charm.
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Yeah i was looking for the one to hold the fan onto the motor somehow mine self ejected and the fan and PS pump got real real friendly... I was thinking same about the circlip but its both: A unique-ish size, AND a specific fit after it goes over motor shaft and captivates a little nub on the fan when its all the way in. Personally I was thinking just taking somthing that mostly fit then jb weld that sucker for a perma mount, but i've been advised of unfavorable kinetic forces contraindicating its use. If thats wrong just shout cause Its starting to get hot in AZ and running just that POS clutch "fan" isn't going to cut it much longer at all.. thanks again guys and gals
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The shaft clip, like the attached picture?
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Yeah i was looking for the one to hold the fan onto the motor somehow mine self ejected and the fan and PS pump got real real friendly... I was thinking same about the circlip but its both: A unique-ish size, AND a specific fit after it goes over motor shaft and captivates a little nub on the fan when its all the way in. Personally I was thinking just taking somthing that mostly fit then jb weld that sucker for a perma mount, but i've been advised of unfavorable kinetic forces contraindicating its use. If thats wrong just shout cause Its starting to get hot in AZ and running just that POS clutch "fan" isn't going to cut it much longer at all.. thanks again guys and gals
Yes, I forgot about the "unique" fitment on it. I would also stay away from JB Weld. That would be setting it up for failure. If the type Steve posted doesn't fit the bill, JY may be your best bet.

p.s. Later model years use a rectangular clip.

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What year did they change that?

I tore the old efan out of my 97 apart as it was broken. There was a flat rectangular metal plate that fits two nubs in the fan hub and the end of the shaft, and a "C" clip that fit over that that locks into a groove on the shaft. Thats the retainer. Looks like this.

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