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FSUNole17 05-27-2012 09:53 PM

Any tricks or tips to get the clutch fan off?
 
Installing efans soon and wanted to see if anyone had any tips or tricks to get that mother off. Thanks!

Paulren16 06-17-2012 05:55 PM

I just replaced mine last week, if you (or a friend) have access to an air hammer, you can (VERY CAREFULLY) tickle it with a flat tip and it will usually break loose fairly easily. I stress CAREFUL, as I've been a tech for 25 yrs, the last 18 with Caterpillar. That's how I had to get mine off. Hope this helps.

Paulren16 06-17-2012 06:02 PM

PS: Make sure you're turning that clutch the correct direction, My fan is reverse rotation of the engine, due to the serpentine belt. The clutch threads so that engine rotation is in the tightening direction. Therefore, mine has right hand threads. Usually, if the fan is in rotation, it will have left hand threads. I hope this helps, Good Luck!

ORT 07-09-2012 08:44 PM

When I did it I made a spanner wrench that has bolts that fit into the fan. Then I used that to hold the fan in place and a large wrench to loosen up the nut holding the fan on.


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