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Stock Fan Clutch

Old 02-28-2004, 08:36 AM
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I dug out the stock fan and shroud yesterday. I'm going to put them back in instead of the efan thats in there now. The stock fan has been sitting for a few years. How do I know if the clutch is good in it? When I spun it by hand, I felt resistance like every half turn. Is this normal?
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Old 02-28-2004, 09:38 AM
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That's about normal, you have to remember about those fans, that they spin at thousaunds of times a mintue not just a spin by hand. My friend's when we changed to his old stock one, you could barely turn it by hand but thte motor had no trouble and the clutch is fine. If it acts up just give it a little WD40 in the clutch.
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Old 02-28-2004, 05:08 PM
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the only way to test it is to put it on the car bring it up to operating temperature, then use something old and soft like a shoe or something to touch it to see if it stops, you could use you hand but i wouldn't...
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or just let it be cold see if there's any resistance, which there shouldnt be, then leave it under a hot lamp for a while, try to spin it there should be resistance.



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Old 02-28-2004, 06:34 PM
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I stopped mine with my hand and spun it the other way while running. I guess its shot!
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Old 02-28-2004, 10:43 PM
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you should be able to stop it then when you let go it will slowly speed back up...
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Old 02-29-2004, 09:12 AM
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thanks
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Old 02-29-2004, 01:05 PM
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Originally Posted by rotary speedster' date='Feb 28 2004, 07:34 PM
I stopped mine with my hand and spun it the other way while running. I guess its shot!
it depends, was the engine cold when you did it?



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