Thread: Fan clutch
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Old 03-30-2002, 01:42 PM
stephenson stephenson is offline
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Got ready to start and notice they sent me the wrong viscous clutch. Can't do it this weekend.

I tried to make sure the internal hex head bolt had not simply come loose ... whew, no clearance.

Am I correct in assessing I need to pull radiator in order to get enough clearance for tools? I can't even get the hex head socket on any rachet down into the area ... simply no clearance.

So, pull radiator, unbolt hex head and remove assembly, then unbolt three 10 mm bolts holding fan assembly to the clutch and replace in opposite order?

Haven't had any issue with water pump ... so will just check it to see if is OK.

Any suggestions or recommendations?
George Stephenson
1991 350 SDL (200K and she ain't bent, yet)
former 2002 E320 4Matic Wagon - good car
former 1985 300 CD - great car
former 1981 300 TD - good car
former 1972 280 SEL - not so good car
a couple of those diesel Rabbits ...40-45 mpg
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