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Old 08-01-2013, 01:37 AM
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If anyone is reading this with a similar problem - The fan clutch I bought from Autozone was bad when I put it on. A new fan clutch solved the problem. I also had to replace the radiator because the new radiator from Autozone started mysteriously leaking - with no sign of damage.

Moral of the story?... O'Reily's maybe even Advance. (though I'm sure they all buy from the same folks in China)

Check this guy out - www.marksengineshopllc.com
I bought the new engine from him. A good dude - and a good price.
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Okay, just random questions here. Because I have the same engine, with 112,000 miles on it (but it is a 2002) I am trying to head off problems before they happen. So far I have been extremely lucky as my 4.7 has not needed any major work to this point.

If I understand correctly, RichardsonMedia, the fan clutch that you bought from AutoZone was bad. And this eventually led to the overheating, which led to you having to buy a reman engine? Ouch. I've had so many problems with after-market parts (nothing major, just bad fit, going bad to soon etc, etc) from the auto parts stores.

If the fan clutch you originally bought had been working properly then this would have avoided the whole mess. Holy crud. I don't know, again just random thoughts here, but I know that dealers charge enough to nearly bankrupt me, but is it worth it?
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