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Old 13 Jul 2012, 12:39 pm
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For all of you plagued by a failed radiator fan on your GT.

My GT 03 was overheating terribly and the culprit seemed to be a failing radiator fan. The replacement from the dealer costs in excess of 600€ and healthy second-hand radiator fans are nowhere to be found especially since the GT needs a rare 4Pin connector. So I decided to experiment with a used Mercedes radiator fan that had a 4pin connector and shared the exact same fan motor. Mind you that the Mercedes fan assembly is much more popular and I managed to get a healthy used one for 180€.

Then all I had to do was to keep the original fan blades, switch the motor and connector and it worked like a charm!

A few things to note:
1. This solution applies to a GT 03 Auto. Can’t say if it will work for others.
2. You need to keep the failed radiator fan assembly. Don’t throw it away!
3. My GT 03 had a radiator fan with a BOSCH motor with part number 1137328108. Mind you, this is the motor part number not the fan assembly part number.
4. The Mercedes W211 Fan assembly with Part Number 2115001693 has an identical BOSCH motor to the fan motor in the GT, with part number 1137328108.
5. The Mercedes fan module does NOT fit the GT as is. Only the motor and connector are identical. So split the failed GT fan assembly open, scrap the failed motor, put in the motor from the Mercedes part and you’re done. Even the connector cable length is identical.

Apparently, the DaimlerCrysler relationship did have some benefits.
Now off to fix that mysterious power leak from the car battery…
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Good info...btw, how much was it?
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Good info...btw, how much was it?
180 euros = 220.3200 US dollars
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Kpapagian

How many miles were on your 03 PT GT when the fan failes? also do you tend to do more around town driving or highway, curious because the fan work a lot harder for around town stop and go.
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For all of you plagued by a failed radiator fan on your GT.

My GT 03 was overheating terribly and the culprit seemed to be a failing radiator fan. The replacement from the dealer costs in excess of 600€ and healthy second-hand radiator fans are nowhere to be found especially since the GT needs a rare 4Pin connector. So I decided to experiment with a used Mercedes radiator fan that had a 4pin connector and shared the exact same fan motor. Mind you that the Mercedes fan assembly is much more popular and I managed to get a healthy used one for 180€.

Then all I had to do was to keep the original fan blades, switch the motor and connector and it worked like a charm!

A few things to note:
1. This solution applies to a GT 03 Auto. Can’t say if it will work for others.
2. You need to keep the failed radiator fan assembly. Don’t throw it away!
3. My GT 03 had a radiator fan with a BOSCH motor with part number 1137328108. Mind you, this is the motor part number not the fan assembly part number.
4. The Mercedes W211 Fan assembly with Part Number 2115001693 has an identical BOSCH motor to the fan motor in the GT, with part number 1137328108.
5. The Mercedes fan module does NOT fit the GT as is. Only the motor and connector are identical. So split the failed GT fan assembly open, scrap the failed motor, put in the motor from the Mercedes part and you’re done. Even the connector cable length is identical.

Apparently, the DaimlerCrysler relationship did have some benefits.
Now off to fix that mysterious power leak from the car battery…
Do you have fog lights?
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180 euros = 220.3200 US dollars
Where can I get one?
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Yeah, I have fog lights. I don't think they are guilty for the power leak but I will check anyway, thanks
My GT had 56k miles when the fan failed.
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Just a quick sincere Thank You for sharing your discovery of an alternate source for this rare and expensive part. My wife's 2003 GT Turbo is throwing a P0480 code, and all the info I could find points to the fan motor.

While several sellers on Ebay claim that their $100.00 aftermarket replacement is compatible, I insisted on seeing a photo of the connector. In all cases the connector is the 4-pin but one of the 4 pins has no wire connected to it.

I researched it and found that the missing wire connects to the ASD relay as an alternate 12v (+) feed. While I don't pretend to understand how the PT's computer coordinates the signals it sends & receives, I decided to replace the motor with an identical Bosch unit to avoid potential computer errors. I don't want to risk doing all that work then having the Check Engine light come back on.

I just found the Bosch motor on Ebay with the Best Offer option- got it for $125.00 delivered. I'll post an update after it arrives & I install it.

Thanks again.
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Just a quick sincere Thank You for sharing your discovery of an alternate source for this rare and expensive part. My wife's 2003 GT Turbo is throwing a P0480 code, and all the info I could find points to the fan motor.

While several sellers on Ebay claim that their $100.00 aftermarket replacement is compatible, I insisted on seeing a photo of the connector. In all cases the connector is the 4-pin but one of the 4 pins has no wire connected to it.

I researched it and found that the missing wire connects to the ASD relay as an alternate 12v (+) feed. While I don't pretend to understand how the PT's computer coordinates the signals it sends & receives, I decided to replace the motor with an identical Bosch unit to avoid potential computer errors. I don't want to risk doing all that work then having the Check Engine light come back on.

I just found the Bosch motor on Ebay with the Best Offer option- got it for $125.00 delivered. I'll post an update after it arrives & I install it.

Thanks again.

Did this work?
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Did this work?

PT3, He didn't receive it yet so he can't tell you if it worked or not. Read his post.
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