Replacing a Fan Clutch
courtesy of Bob, The Auto Answer Man
I have a 1975 Ford with a 460 engine. This car has a clutch controlled (or hydraulic) radiator fan. It has stopped functioning. The car is fine on the highway, but if caught in traffic or at a red light, the heat gauge (I installed) immediately goes to too hot. Can I repair this problem? If so, how? Or should I try to have it replaced?
You can replace the fan clutch. It simply is sandwiched between the can and the connecting shaft. Simply unbolt the fan, remove the clutch, install the new one, re-attach the fan, and you are on your way. While you are at it, you may want to do a coolant flush and/or a new thermostat.
Bob, The Auto Answer Man
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