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Ford ranger fan clutch

Im attempting to change the water pump, but I need to remove the fan, fan shroud and fan clutch in order to make it to the water pump. I took the bolts out holding down the fan shroud, and the bolts holding the fan to the fan clutch. I looked at the new water pump, and know that the fan clutch screws on, and is a left hand thread. I left the belt on while attempting to twist of the fan clutch to try and keep the pulley it screws onto from spinning. No success. I tried a few things to jam the pulley while I twist of the clutch, but nothing seemed to work. Anybody else have these problems? Anybody know how to break it free?

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Are you sure the clutch has left hand threads? If the water pump pulley is not grooved, the water pump is turning in opposite direction of the crankshaft pulley, and should have right hand threads. Usually, putting a large wrench (crescent wrench or appropriate sized end wrench) on the nut, with the tensioner still holding tension on the belt, hitting the end of the wrench with a hammer to shock the bolt will free it. Again, be sure to hit it in the correct direction - counter clockwise if the pulley is not grooved, clockwise (left hand thread) if the pulley is grooved.

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There may be a tool, or you jam a metal tool between two metal parts.
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SOURCE: 1989 ford f-350 7.3L water pump replacement


yes, take out the shroud.

no, you dont have to have the belts on to replace the water pump.

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SOURCE: could someone tell me how to remove the fan clutch on 88 bronco 2

Leave the belt on, and put a screwdriver or other flat metal object across two of the bolt heads that are sticking out on the pulley to hold back. Make sure that you have sprayed the nut and threads with penetrating oil and let sit for five minutes before attempting. You may have to bump the wrench with a hammer while you are holding the pulley back with the other hand. The only other way is to use a really large pair of channel locks to hold back the pulley. The channel lock brand sells a plier called the "Big Azz". I suppose a large pipe wrench would do also if you could fit it in there.
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SOURCE: is the crankshaft pulley aright or left handed thread

The bolt in the middle is usually counterclockwise. Standard thread removal.

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SOURCE: ford ranger truck overheating

I have had this happen with my ranger. Changed everything I could to try to fix the over heating. It turned out that I had a small leak in my head gasket and it was allowing exsaust gas to go into the cooling system witch was over pressurizing it. Also the air from the exsaust will heat up much faster than liquid making your thermostat to read hot and will not be able to blow hot air in the cab because there is no liquid going to the heater core. This happened to me when my blet came off and I tryed to make it home. If you had it over heat for a long peirod of time it may have ripped the head gasket.

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SOURCE: how do you remove the fan from 1998 f150 4.2 liter

I have always got them off by finding a wrench that fits and then striking it with a big hammer to get it to break free....good luck...Lee

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1. Loosen the fan clutch-mounting shaft from the water pump hub.

2. Loosen the fan shroud from its radiator mounting and remove the lower hose from the shroud.

3. Lift the fan and clutch assembly and the fan shroud from the vehicle.

4. If necessary, remove the fan-to-fan clutch retaining bolts and separate the fan from the fan clutch.

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