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Old 06-13-2011, 09:11 AM
gdw6813 gdw6813 is offline
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Default Fan clutch engaged all the time?

It seems like my fan clutch is engaged all the time. Even when I turn on the truck after it's been sitting all night and the engine is cold, I can hear the fan spinning at the same speed as the engine. I can still turn the fan by hand when the engine is off though. Is it supposed to be like that or is my fan clutch shot? My other vehicle also has an engine driven fan but it only engages the fan clutch when things are getting too hot. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 06-13-2011, 06:32 PM
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Default Re: Fan clutch engaged all the time?

if after running your engine to normal operation, and you shut it off, try to turn the fan by hand,if it turns freely with no resistance at all, most probably its shot, because there is a silicone based material inside of it that gets hard when the engine temperature increases,so inversely, when its cold, it should turn freely,hope that helps
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Old 06-13-2011, 07:14 PM
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Default Re: Fan clutch engaged all the time?

It turns freely with moderate resistance when cold, but as soon as you start the engine and drive off it's whooshing away as if it's engaged. Doesn't seem normal to me.
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Old 06-16-2011, 02:32 PM
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Default Re: Fan clutch engaged all the time?

that's because its a resistance based clutch that the hotter your engine gets the harder the clutch works but your fan will always spin my truck is the exact same way and its loud as hell and annoying
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