Re: Remove fan from water pump on a 1997 Ford F150 4.2...
There is a special tool that is required to hold the fan clutch. Then the fan screws out of the clutch. The tool can be bought or rented at your friendly parts store like autozone, etc. It will look something like this:
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4 bolts hold the shroud on. 2 on bottom,2 on top. Leave on in on the top until you remove the clutch fan. Clutch fans are a pain to get off with out the right tools. Once off, remove the bolt from the shroud and pull them out together. Remove the serpentine belt. Remove the pump.
how do you remove the fan and fan clutch from 1998 f150 4.2 liter engine. i am trying to replace the water pump but i cannot get the fan to break loose . i cannot figure how to stop pump from turning while trying to loosen the bolt or nut that holds the fan clutch on the water pump shaft . is there a special tool to help me with this
You will need a special holding wrench made by "LISLE TOOLS" or "OTC", most tools stores stock it
its fairly cheap, looks like a long thin como wrench, and might com in two pcs, one for fan clutch.
1997 jeep Grand Cherokee 5.2 liter V8. Water Pump. When I remove the big nut to remove the clutch fan. Will that lose the pulley that's attached to the water pump? I don't see bolts holding pulley wheel to the water pump? Is it pressed on or will it become loose when I remove clutch fan nut?