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HI folks ... What kind of plastic glue fixes the cooling and A/C fans?

This deer took out the front end of my 96 Seville STS and popped the airbags ...

The radiator, condenser and core support were wrapped around the engine I have repaired those enough to make te car functional again. (I hope the condensor is fixed, but I am on vacation 2000+ miles away from home and my vacuum pump so I can't properly service the system. the A/C willl remain off till I can do that. I used a pocket knife, JB IRon weld and a pair of channel lock pliers to patch hte holes in the radiator and the condenser. I walked on both as I had them supported on tow pipes to make them fairly flat again. They actually straightened up very nicely.

Both headlight assemblies and grill were demolished but most of the bulbs survived so I was able to have some driving lights.

After a week of very hard work the car now drives again (I only had a shoe box of tools with me to use in fixing the car. I did finally break down and buy a 3 pound Cross Peen hammer which I used to staighten much of the hood - the rearmost 2/3.) ... I inserted the fans in the proper spot but on both the mounting arms are broken and the engine cooling fan has two broken blades. I saved all the fan pieces. What can be used to put either (both of them) back together again? I thought they were ABS plastic but hte ABS glue I bought at True Value had no effect. JB ironweld took longer to cure than I could hold the fans together in my hands. I thought about trying that again but next time using some duct tape to hold things together so I was not involved.

I did drive the car from Louisville, Ky to Indianapolis, IN last night with jury rigged lights (the broken head light assemblies held in place with sponges). The car ran like a champ. (I was delighted with its performance.) I have high hopes of making it home to Southern California.

parts wanted to fix my 96 Seville STS ... most parts fit other GM models too.

both headlight assemblies and all mounting hardware

grill (black 4 door sedan)

hood (black)

windshield (heated or solar)

drivers air bag

passenger air bag

wooden trim for dash

upper dash cover

the dash trim and windshield and dash top were damaged or broken by the air bags popping.

In my next message I will ask about the nasty messages flashing on my dash.

(options not set, service ignition system, service air bags,)

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I would think some type of 2 part quick drying epoxy would work as a temporary (maybe permanent) fix. When I hit one of those oversized short tailed rats my headlight assembly was craked at the mount. Since it didn't show, I had the body shop epoxy it to save a few bucks. It was the same color black as the headlight assembly and just as strong as the original molded piece. Don't know what they used but I'm gonna ask next time I'm in need of something like that.

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Glueing together rotating equipment is usually not successful. The high rpm, air flow and remaining imbalance (from the original damage) will probably tear apart any glue job, in particular when they get hot. The fans could also fly apart and take out some wiring - there's not much else left in the way right?

However, considering that I'm noteing this potential problem to a guy who walked on his radiator and condenser to straighten them - seems a bit too cautious! :D

Personally, I'd get some used fans at a salvage yard (its not like they wear out). If not available, you could tie-on a 12-volt auto/camping-fan in front for the time being (when not moving to have air flow) and still use it later on. It might even work with the fan relays if the amp-load is close

Sorry about the deer and all, but if you took any before, during repair and after pictures - I think everyone would like to see them. :)

Sponges to hold the lamp asemblies! :P

Seriously - I salute your ingenuity!

Add power to leave problems behind. Most braking is just - poor planning.
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I agree with TDK. Find some parts from a junkyard. scotty just gave up his Seville 1991, he could help but he is on vacation now.

The saddest thing in life is wasted talent

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