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Old 03-13-2013, 04:01 AM
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Anyone else having issues with fan clutches .... my 07 4x4 started going out so I replaced it , wasnt 2hrs and the new one from napa locked up completely. .. replaced again and this one lasted bout a week ... pissed off now I took the one from my 04 and slaped on it and not one issue ......
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I'm guessing the moral of this story is to not use Napa fan clutches.
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The fan clutch in both of my old 2005 Rams and brothers 2002 Ram had to be replaced with in the last 18 mo. All with the 4.7 Motor. Took the first 2005 to the dealership and told them I thought it was the fan clutch and they told me it was the water pump so I had them replace it, wasn't it. Then they said it was the thermostat so I had them replace it, wasn't it. Then they wanted to replace the radiator and had them replace it, wasn't it. I took it home and changed the fan clutch and that was it. The extended warranty paid for it so I wasn't out anything but it was annoying. I replaced it on my brothers and my other one as well when they started overheating and that's all it was. Very simple to replace. I sold my 2005 to my dad and the other two got sold. The one I sold to my dad I bought new in 2005 and we have only used Amsoil and changed the oil twice a year and it still runs like a new truck with over 100,000 miles. Drove it to Florida from Texas for vacation last summer and ran perfect with the bed loaded down and 5 people in it and got 15-16 mpg. It is a QC 4x4 with 3.94 gears. Maybe it was 3.92.
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I didn't have any problems with my fan on my 05 but I still decided to switch over to an E-fan setup. The set I bought (from this place: http://automotive.flex-a-lite.com/electric-fans.html ) came with a complete kit for remounting my windshield washer/ radiator overflow bottles as well as it being temp adjustable - had everything with it. I can post a pict if you'd like (course I need to go out and take one again - don't know what I did with the others).

I had a clutch go out on my 99 Diesel and it was a pain getting a new one, that's one reason I switched over to electric....
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I just replaced my fan clutch Monday with a Napa fan clutch on my 03... So far so good... And next oil change I will be switching to Amsoil...
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