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Old 07-15-2015, 11:10 PM
LargeR LargeR is offline
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Default Re: clutch fan removal tool

That leak sucks. Clean that area up and pressure test the cooling system. Could be intake gasket but you're probably right about timing cover. To answer the question about fan clutch, use a pneumatic hammer on a lip of the left side the clutch nut and bbbbrrrrraaaaapppp; 2 seconds and it's loose enough to turn by hand.
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Mesa AZ
'99 Ex-Ranger 2wd XLT 5.0, Explorer V8 and auto transmission swap, floor shifter from Nissan Altima Parts, aluminum radiator & electric fan, OBX headers, 3" custom exhaust, explorer roof rack, 2006 mirrors, cut front 60/40 seat to buckets, 4 in lift spindles up front and shackles in back
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Old 12-21-2015, 08:38 PM
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Originally Posted by ICRage42 View Post
Just go buy a small length 2ft of flat steel at lowes or homedepot etc. Its like 4 or 5 bucks or so. Drill a hole about the same size as water pump pulley bolt. Unbolt the water pump pulley and insert your flat stock bolt it up and brace it off of the ac or other area use common sense here. Turn it till you get it braced and crank it off. This is what I did. Worked with no problem and cheap if you got something laying around the garage. I hate renting tools. If you need a pic I can try to grab mine and show you I think its still laying in front of my top tool box. Some clutches are hard to get off and mine was fairly easy.
Did that myself. Had same issue removing the fan clutch so I got some bent steel with wholes and hammered it out and cut out the rest with dremel tool. Once you place the bolts inside the holes and tighten the bolts It really gets snug and unmovable. Better than any tool you can buy. Besides you can fit a pipe over it as an extension for more leverage.
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Old 12-21-2015, 11:31 PM
NewShockerGuy NewShockerGuy is offline
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I'd much rather rent the proper tool and get all my money back than trying to make something and then being out the $ for it. Yes you might use it again and at that point it might be worth it. But if we are talking about the fan clutch, advance sells the proper wrench. $60 or whatever, you use it, return it and get ALL your money back. Why would you not do this?

I've rented, the fan clutch tool, ball joint press, spring compressors...etc. If I would have purchased all these tools I would have spent over $500+ easily. I did buy a race set tool, only because they didn't rent that and I found one on amazon for a decent price and it's paid for itself. But the majority of tools if I can rent from Advance I will...


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Little lift: 4" Spindle Lift w/ 2" shackles and 2" oem blocks.OEM Ranger Sport Wheels: Tires=245x75x16

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