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Re: cannot remove fan clutch from 1996 ford ranger
There is a special tool that can be rented or purchased at your local auto parts store. It consists of a large open end wrench and a long fork like tool that grabs the nuts on the fan so that the wrench can loosen the large nut that hold the fan clutch to the fan.
However you can use some channel locks for the fan clutch nut. The trick is, take a vice grip plier and clamp it to the pulley directly behind the nut and let it hit whatever it can as you spin the fan and it will hold enough pressure to where you can loosen the nut.
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To remove clutch fan: 1. Remove the fan shroud. Remove the top screws & the two side screws with a socket & ratchet. 2. Remove the top radiator hose by using a screwdriver to loosen the clamps. 3. Hook the ends of the water pump pulley lock on the bolts on the outside of the water pump pulley. 4. Remove the large nut on the fan with the 1-1/16 wrench by turning counter clockwise. 5. Replace the fan by holding the nut perfectly level with the water pump post & start the nut by hand. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FGtech V53
to remove clutch fan you need to remove upper fan shroud, you need large wrench to remove the fan clutch retaining nut to remove fan and clutch away from the engine drive belt should keep pulley from turning while loosen fan clutch retaining nut.if pulley belt turns while loosen fan clutch bolt remove drive belt use strap wrench hold pulley while you remove fan clutch bolt this procedure for checvrolet if you working on volkswagon you need spanner wrench hold the idler pulley while you use large wrench to loosen the large drive nut to fan clutch. you have to remove fan with clutch from engine then you can remove clutch from fan you can go to auto parts stores rent a spanner wrench try auto zone they rent out tools.
You can't remove the fan and pump together. The pulley will be i nthe way. You must remove the fan and clutch, then the pulley then you will have access to the water pump bolts as well as the other components which must be removed to get the pump off.
SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL(S) REQUIRED
Fan Clutch Holding Tool
Fan Clutch Nut Wrench
CAUTION: The large clutch assembly nut has a right-hand thread and must be rotated counterclockwise to remove it.
Remove the fan clutch (8A616) from the water pump (8501) by turning the large nut, which is part of the fan clutch, using Fan Clutch Holding Tool T84T-6312-C and Fan Clutch Nut Wrench T93T-6312-B.
Remove two screws retaining fan shroud.
Remove the fan blade (8600), fan clutch and shroud.
If the fan blade and fan clutch have to be separated, remove the remaining bolts attaching the fan blade to the fan clutch
5.0L, 5.8L and 7.5L Engines Removal
Remove screws retaining fan shroud (8146) to radiator (8005).
Remove four screws retaining clutch on water pump hub.
Pull fan clutch and fan blade off water pump pilot and remove fan clutch, fan blade and shroud from vehicle.
Remove four screws and separate fan clutch from fan blade.
Water Pump Pulley
Screw and Washer Assembly, 5/16-18 x .62 Hex
Fan Blade (5.0 and 5.8L)
Fan Blade (7.5L)
Screw and Washer Assembly, 5/16-24 x .88 Hex
16-24 Nm (12-18 Lb-Ft)
Well, if it's a 5.0L engine, remove the 4 bolts holding the fan to the pulley. If it's a 4.0L engine, you need to hold the waterpump pulley still and break the nut loose holding the fan clutch to the waterpump. If you don't have a wrench that big, try using a long chisel on the edge of the nut and hitting it very hard with a hammer to break it loose.