fan making terrible noise then fell out help major trouble

Asked by Aug 20, 2008 at 05:59 AM about the Volkswagen Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi drove my beetle home last night and sounded more noisy than usual, then became really loud and in intermitant almost like a breathing rythmic grinding sound statred happening and also as if it was sucking in air (like on a windy day) Then started accellerating without me pressing the pedal.turned off to a side road and pootled at 30 which seemed to be a bit better then noticed that there was smoke in the car. Turned car off almighty grinding, and running really fast when i looked under the decklid the coil had come off the fan housing as i had been saking so much. didn't dare start again, so pushed 2 miles home
Looked and the fan had disconnected itself, why would it do this have a done a lot of damage/can it be fixed easily.
Never had any probs but seems just lately everything is going wrong.

ps am a novice so please speak in stupid terms
Thanks in advance

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Take this to a mechanic, if you are a novice, you won't want to attempt this.

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