Replaced my Fan Clutch and WOW

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by john_eckels, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. john_eckels

    john_eckels

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    Got a blue one from C-Dan at a nice discount, Thankyou. I figure that after 140K miles it might be a little worn and tired. Before changing , my engine was rather noisy when sitting at idle, sort of sounded line an ex gf's Pontiac Sunbird. Afer changing, very quiet. There is still a very slight noise which I am guessing is the AC idler. Finally, I recommend not to losen the alternator belts. I had to put a 22 mm socket on the alternator in order to hold the water pump in place to get one frozen nut off. Finally, I recommend purchasing a new set of nuts that fasten the fan to the clutch. Mine were rusted and I had to re-use them. Some PB Blaster cleand them up OK, but I wish I would have spent the extra $2 on some new nuts.
     
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    What is the part number for the fan cluth? How much from CDan?
    I'll be replacing my Alternator Belts / AC belt this weekend. Am thinking if the fan clutch is not that expensive, might as well replace it together with the belts.
     
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    That number does not apply to the diesel vehicle listed in your sig line.
     
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    Yeah, I know what you mean. I replaced my pulleys, belts and fan clutch at the same time. What a great improvement. The motor is so quiet now, especially when starting up from cold!
     
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    I'm not sure what you're referring to but usually after a fan clutch change start up from cold is notably louder as far as the fan is concerned.
     
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    The noise from the fan blowing air is louder, yes. But the bearings were shot on the fan so they were grinding, hence the noise of which I meant.;)
     
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    gotcha. good to know. I have replaced my belts......was planning on replacing the fan clutch but after looking at it it is blue? I wonder if the PO replaced it? It still gives the loud roar when starting like it should, and i have no overheating issues, so i leave it be.
     
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    I just put a blue on one this afternoon (Thanks CDan). I replaced the Hayden I was testing, which replaced my completely hosed stock one.
     
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