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Replacing fan clutch,figured out how to release tensioner..but is fan clutch left or right hand rhteads ? I am legally blind so these things are a problem for me. I asked a question before and paid 9.95,please up grade me to chat and charge me the differance

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  • Paul Schanley Jun 23, 2009

    I will let you kmow when I get it replaced



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The threads are typically.. right .

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