Fan Shroud Misaligned?

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  1. forzalife

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    Out of nowhere my fan started rubbing my fan shroud! How do I fix this?
     
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    You probably had a motor mount fail.
     
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    Fuuuu is that a pita to fix? should I sell my car? Meanwhile will it be fine if I cut some shroud where it rubs?
     
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    Sell it and buy a civic
     
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    NOOOOOOO!!!! XO
     
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    Motor mount is no big deal to replace
     
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    Mounts are not too expensive nor are they seriously difficult to change.
     
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    Ok im gonna try it. Meanwhile I have a long trip tomorow. Is it safe if I just cut the piece of shroud where it rubs and drive it like that?
     
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    Try to wiggle the fan blades to make sure you don't have a bad water pump or bad bearing in the fan assembly. Take the belt off to check the water pump out to see if a bearing is going out. Most of the time if the bearing goes bad, you have a coolant leak. Spin the fan to make sure you don't have a bent or loose blade. Check the plastic at the base of the fan blades since I have seen them crack to the point that the blades threaten to come out.
     
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    I wouldn't take it on a long trip with a broken engine mount, because I've had a broken mount cause the engine to rock over and hold the throttle open and that is no fun at all. But if I had to, I'd just remove the shroud rather than cut it. You need to take the fan off with the shroud then put the fan back on.
     
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    I have an aftermarket metal fan and they are bent and cracked because of the rubbing.i have a brand new water pump. I have rotated the fan and no wiggle just rotation. This happened after I did an e brake turn
     
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    what is it with you and civics?:eek::dammit:

    to the OP, replace the motor mount, it isnt that hard.
     
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    Lol and its ironic cuz my friends civics have always had broken mounts
     
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