When you buy a fan clutch from AutoQuipment, you get the best parts at the best prices. Our fan clutches feature:
An OE quality product made from superior cold rolled steel, aluminum, and carbon steel to precision match your vehicle.
Double oil seals on top of the rotor to prevent oil spillage and seizure.
Enhanced fin style for maximum heat dissipation.
Confidence in knowing all of our products are backed by our 90-day warranty.
We sell OE-spec fan clutches for an assortment of vehicles. Get auto parts that meet the highest standards of safety and performance. Start shopping for your fan clutch by selecting your vehicle year below. Be Ready.
What Does A Fan Clutch On A Car Do?
The fan clutch is an important part of the cooling system in a car. It allows the engine fan to partially disengage when not needed, saving power and fuel, and re-engage when the engine becomes hot again.
How Do You Know When A Fan Clutch Is Bad? Usually, the first signs of a bad fan clutch will be poor A/C performance and your engine running hot. If you’re experiencing these issues, it’s a good time to check your fan clutch.
How Do You Check A Fan Clutch?
Here’s the simplest way to test a fan clutch: Make sure your car hasn’t been driven that day, and then spin the fan on your engine as hard as you can. If the fan spins more than twice, your fan clutch has gone bad. Conversely, if it won’t spin at all, it’s seized up and needs to be replaced.
Why Is My Fan Clutch So Loud?
There are several noises associated with a “loud” fan clutch, and each has its own typical reasoning. A “roaring” sound– often compared to a jet engine– can mean your fan clutch has become locked up and is always engaged. You may hear a “clunking” sound if you have broken blades, or a whistle if the fan clutch isn’t properly aligned with the serpentine belt. In each case, you’ll need to replace or repair your fan clutch for safe operation.
How Do You Remove A Fan Clutch?
The exact steps will vary depending on your vehicle, but, generally speaking, removing a fan clutch can be achieved in a few simple steps:
Remove the fan shroud. This may require the removal of the radiator hose as well.
Remove the fan assembly.
Rock the fan clutch from side to side to loosen it from the fan itself.
Remove the bolts holding the fan clutch to the fan.