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post #1 of 13 Old 06-17-2013, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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Fan clutch help

Hey all. Tried for a good hour to get the fan clutch out with the tool I rented from autozone. I could not get it to budge. It was rounding off the nut. Yes, I was turning it in the correct direction (right hand thread). Any suggestions ?




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Hold the pulley some how, and smack the fan tool with a big hammer. That's the only way I know how..

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Agreed, some dillholes locktight the fan nut to the water pump.

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Those clutch fans are a PITA!
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The autozone rental tool is a piece of s$%t. I bent the wrench open when I did mine not too long ago. I had to rig it up so the tool holding the bolts was wedged in the truck so I could get two hands on the wrench turning the nut. Hope it works out for you.


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What part of FL, maybe someone local can give you a hand if necessary.


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double wrench it! Watch your knuckles tho!
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I'm in New Smyrna Beach... about 30 minutes south of Daytona Beach on the East Coast. I used to live by Hudson though, in New Port Richey lol!

I actually tried this with two people and we had trouble. We tried cramming the part that holds the bolts in there so it wouldn't budge but it still didn't work.


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Sounds exactly like mine went when I replaced my water pump. I double wrenched it as another member stated before for added leverage, a piece of pipe would be safer for the knuckles though.


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Mine had red locktite on it so I had to apply heat. It was tricky getting the torch in there but it woked. Just applied heat to the nut. Sounds like you're getting the leverage you need, just add heat.
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