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How do i remove the fan blade from the water pump -= the seal is leaking and i am replacing the seal behind the water pump - but i cannot figure out how to remove the fan blade .

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If you go to Auto Zone or some other auto parts store that offer a loan a tool program, you can get a fan clutch removal tool. It looks like a large two prong fork that fits around the small bolts to the pully and a large wrench for the nut on the fan ( between the fan and the pully) should cost about $15.00 and you get that back when you return the tool.

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