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Fan Clutch R&R With Confidence Using Griller....Glitter Tool

...ever found you self asking which way to turn a mechanical fan clutch's inline coupling nut to remove clutch-fan assembly (It) without mangling a thread or special wrench? Well then, consider the Griller...Glitter mnemonic system described below and never fail to be "thread-wise in the know."
If you know or can bump the starter to see which way the fan spins viewed from the radiator, then knowing any or all of the easy-to-remember devices below will let you get that clutch off, or on, with confidence. For instance, with a left thread clutch nut, the installed clutch-fan assembly will always spin right/clockwise.
Remember, you only need to remember the ones that are easy to remember.

    ·GRILR
    ·GOES RIGHT? IT LOOSENS RIGHT.
    ·If fan clutch spins right/CW, turn its nut right/CW to loosen.
    ·GRITL
    ·GOES RIGHT? IT TIGHTENS LEFT.
    ·If fan clutch spins right/CW, turn its nut left/CCW to tighten
    ·GLILL
    ·GOES LEFT? IT LOOSENS LEFT.
    ·If fan clutch spins left/CCW, turn its nut left/CCW to loosen.
    ·GLITR
    ·GOES LEFT? IT TIGHTENS RIGHT.
    ·If fan clutch spins left/CCW, turn its nut right/CW to tighten.

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  • Generally, the clutch drive half shaft must be uncoupled from coolant pump (impeller drive) half shaft using special wrench kit available as loaner from AutoZone (free with $79 approx deposit).
  • Best done after shroud & radiator remove after coolant drained.
  1. Uncouple coolant pump and fan clutch drive shaft(s) as follows:
    1. span across combo-pulley-sheaves-unit mounting bolt heads with large tool kit wrench, and
    2. span inline clutch coupling nut with small tool kit wrench. Then,
    3. turn small wrench (and coupling nut) CW while resisting with large wrench (CCW) to turn coupling nut until disengaged from coolant pump drive shaft.
  2. Remove fan/clutch assembly.
  3. Note direction of mounted fan hub and fan blades orientation to ensure proper re-assembly.
  4. On rear of clutch assy, remove 4 bolts to disengage and remove fan.
  5. Assemble new fan to clutch (or, preferably, new clutch and new fan) using new bolts and washers provided with fan.
  6. Couple fan-clutch assy to coolant pump drive shaft as per opposite of uncoupling step 1, above. (Turn inline nut CCW to tighten...30 ft-lb.
  7. Check that fan can be hand turned...CW.)
  8. Rest shroud over and onto fan.
  9. Replace radiator; remount shroud; reclamp hoses, and refill and air purge cooling system.
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How is the inner primary cover removed from 1995 H-D Heritage Softail?


First, disconnect the battery and take it out of the bike. Then drain and remove the outer primary cover. Once you have that off, you'll have to remove the large nut that holds the compensator sprocket on and take the clutch assembly off. The engine sprocket nut is very tight at 150-165 foot pounds of torque. You'll probably need an air wrench or some way to lock the primary chain so the engine doee not turn while trying to loosen it. To get the clutch assembly off, remove the snap ring and take the clutch adjuster out of the center of the clutch assembly. The mainshaft nut that holds it on is in the hole in the center of the clutch assembly. The nut has LEFT HANDED THREADS. Take the nut off the primary chain adjuster shoe and take the engine sprocket and clutch assembly off all together. Remove the starter jackshaft. Then, on the other side of the bike, you'll probably have to remove at least some of the exhaust system so you can get the starter off. Take the battery cable off the starter and remove the two large socket head bolts to take the starter off. You will have to take the bolts out of the oil tank so that you can raise it just a bit but you shouldn't have to take it off. There is a coupling that the jackshaft fits into on the end of the starter. Mark which way the coupling faces or remember that the counterbored end goes towards the jackshaft. Go back to the left side of the bike and take the four bolts at the engine out and the nuts back at the transmission off. The inner primary should come off at this point.

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clutch is supposed to be self adjusting. Here are instructions for replacing the adjuster:


REMOVAL & INSTALLATION


See Figure 1

  1. Disconnect the battery cable from the negative terminal of the battery.
  2. Remove the steering wheel using a steering wheel puller, Tool T67L-3600-A or equivalent.
  3. Remove the lower dash panel section to the left of the steering column.
  4. Remove the shrouds from the steering column.
  5. Disconnect the brake lamp switch and the master cylinder pushrod from the brake pedal.
  6. Rotate the clutch quadrant forward and unhook the clutch cable from the quadrant. Allow the quadrant to slowly swing rearward.
  7. Remove the bolt holding the brake pedal support bracket lateral brace to the left side of the vehicle.
  8. Disconnect all electrical connectors from the steering column.
  9. Remove the 4 nuts that hold the steering column to the brake pedal support bracket and lower the steering column to the floor.
  10. Remove the 4 booster nuts that hold the brake pedal support bracket to the dash panel.
  11. Remove the bolt that holds the brake pedal support bracket to the underside of the instrument panel, and remove the brake pedal support bracket assembly from the vehicle.
  12. Remove the clutch pedal shaft nut and the clutch pedal, as outlined above.
  13. Slide the self-adjusting mechanism out of the brake pedal support bracket.
  14. Examine the self-adjusting mechanism shaft bushings on either side of the brake pedal support bracket, and replace if worn.

To install:
  1. Lubricate the self-adjusting mechanism shaft with motor oil and install the mechanism into the brake pedal support bracket.
  2. Position the quadrant towards the top of the vehicle. Align the flats on the shaft with the flats in the clutch pedal assembly, and install the retaining nuts. Tighten to 32-50 ft. lbs. (43-67 Nm).
  3. Position the brake pedal support bracket assembly beneath the instrument panel, aligning the four holes with the studs in the dash panel. Install the four nuts loosely.
  4. Install the bolt through the support bracket and into the instrument panel. Tighten to 13-25 ft. lbs. (18-34 Nm).
  5. Tighten the four booster nuts that hold the brake pedal support bracket to the dash panel to 13-25 ft. lbs. (18-34 Nm).
  6. Connect the brake lamp switch and the master cylinder pushrod to the brake pedal.
  7. Attach the clutch cable to the quadrant.
  8. Position the steering column onto the four studs in the support bracket and start the four nuts.
  9. Connect the steering column electrical connectors.
  10. Install the steering column shrouds.
  11. Install the brake pedal support lateral brace.
  12. Tighten the steering column attaching nuts to 20-37 ft. lbs. (27-50 Nm).
  13. Install the lower dash panel section.
  14. Install the steering wheel.
  15. Connect the battery cable to the negative terminal on the battery.
  16. Check the steering column for proper operation.
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  1. stj~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: The large clutch assembly nut has a right-hand thread and must be rotated counterclockwise to remove it.
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Removal
  1. Remove screws retaining fan shroud (8146) to radiator (8005).
  1. Remove four screws retaining clutch on water pump hub.
  1. Pull fan clutch and fan blade off water pump pilot and remove fan clutch, fan blade and shroud from vehicle.
  1. Remove four screws and separate fan clutch from fan blade.
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