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Old 08-15-2013, 09:15 PM
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I got back from a 500 mile trip last week and haven't driven my truck since... Today when I took it out the engine fan came on immediately (it was 68* in the garage).

Truck has 100k on it. Did the clutch simply go out or would something else cause it? I imagine the clutch is just going bad. Thanks.
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Old 08-16-2013, 05:36 AM
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Subscribed, mine has done this before too. I've never had a problem. One time, I shut my truck off right away, then I restarted it and the fan was off? Maybe it is just another Powerstroke Gremlin?
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:39 AM
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I don't have the hard answer to this but I can tell you that it seems to be a common thing that happens when our trucks sit for a period of time. I average 2-3 days between drives. As it is not always consistent , when it does happen, the fan will turn off after a few minutes going down the road. It is not "problem" per say. I would worry if the noise doesn't stop. May be a seized fan clutch or something.

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Old 08-16-2013, 12:09 PM
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Mine does the same thing. Sometimes it will come on when I first start the truck but it shuts off after a few minutes.
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:04 PM
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Mine does this too
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Old 08-20-2013, 04:48 AM
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Mine runs for about 30-60 seconds and then shuts off. A guy at work had his fan clutch go out completely and the fan stayed on all the time.
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:26 PM
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Mine goes on when I first start off in the morning hitting only 140 degrees, but goes off after about a minute or two. Later I hit 195 and she rarely. Kicks back on. It's a gremlin thing...
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:39 AM
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I finally got a chance to driven it more than a block and it did indeed turn off and never ce back on. I'm not gonna worry too much about it for now.
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The clutch is electronically controlled and its probably some sort of operational check that the ECM does when the truck is first started. Who knows...
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Old 08-22-2013, 12:40 PM
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Mine does this too and so does my semi-truck with a cummins. I think its like the previous poster said about an operational check the ECM does. I wouldn't be to worried.
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