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Old 10-28-2010, 07:11 PM
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Ever since ive had this truck the only problems have been cooling related.

first water pump leaked, replaced that, new tsat, then hoses started leaking, replaced them, then the plenum blew a hole over the coolant port, now my radiator is leaking where the plastic meets the aluminum at the bottom.

about to order a new radiator off summit, and a new fan clutch to top it off.

They have heavy duty and severe duty fan clutch for dodge/jeep aplications

"Thermal Fan Clutch Design Types

We make three different types of thermal fan clutches; Standard, Heavy and Severe Duty. Each type is engineered to simulate the performance, fit and appearance of the original equipment clutch that it replaces. All fan clutches are for specific applications and should only be applied for which they are cataloged. Use of the wrong fan clutch may result in poor cooling, excess noise, reduced mileage, or fan clutch failure.

Standard Duty Thermal
  • Turns fan 60-70% of shaft speed when engaged.
  • Disengage to 20-30% of the shaft speed
  • Used with lighter pitch fans. (1-1/2” of pitch).
  • Flat plate impeller design with 11.4 Sq. In. of working surface.
  • Identified by a smooth steel faceplate & thermal spring assembly on the front side.



Heavy-Duty Thermal
  • Turns the fan 80-90% of the shaft speed when engaged for increased cooling.
  • Turns the fan 20-30% of the shaft speed when disengaged.
  • Used with deeper pitch fans. (2 -1/2” of pitch).
  • Land and groove design with 26.0 Sq. In. of working area allows higher operating RPM’s.
  • Identified by finned aluminum faceplate and thermal spring on the front.



Severe Duty Thermal
  • Turns the fan 80-90% of the shaft speed when engaged.
  • Turns the fan 20-30% of the shaft speed when disengaged.
  • Used with deeper pitch fans. (2 -1/2° of pitch).
  • Land and groove design with 70 Sq. In. of working area.
  • Larger working surface provides cooler running and longer life expectancy.
  • Thicker body and deep finned faceplate dissipate more heat.
  • Can be used in place of many heavy-duty clutches.
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whats your thoughts, should i go severe duty? phx az driving, once summer comes around ill use a/c every day. truck is my dd, but will be using it to tow my toyota around every other weekend.
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Doesn't sound like a bad idea to me considering where you live.
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been driving around past two days and coolant hasnt gone over 180 at all, and the radiator isnt leaking every time i park it, so im happy with it!
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Glad to hear things have went your way .
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