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Old 08-17-2005, 11:39 AM
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It was actually pretty easy. The hard part was figuring out how to get the clutch nut loose without the use of special tools. Armed with a crow bar and a large adjustable wrench it came loose without a whole lot of torque. I used the crow bar to put pressure on one of the bolts on the pulley that holds the fan clutch, and used the adjustable to torque clockwise and off she came. There was major gunk on the fan and the old clutch. I cleaned the fan and installed the clutch in the fan and then installed the assembly. I can't believe I was actually going to take it to a mechanic to do.
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Old 08-18-2005, 04:39 AM
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I'm starting to wonder if these should just be replaced proactively when TB service is done
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Old 08-19-2005, 04:13 AM
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DId you take any pics?
Where did you get the clutch adn how much?

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Old 08-22-2005, 09:22 AM
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Sorry, did not take pics. The clutch was from Import Parts Authority. $88. I really have to start documenting my repairs.
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