Anyone ever deal with these clutch fans?
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02-25-2011, 06:21 PM #21
I have a 99 5.7 with the same fan setup. My step son and I tore a vise off of my work bench trying to take one off. even with the pump off of it. They can be a B!tch.
02-25-2011, 06:53 PM #22
Do you remember if they were left or right hand threads??
I've heard different answers from different people. I sure can't see it being left hand threads. I tried that tonight and you can see what it did to the thick C-channel stock I made a spanner wrench out of in the previous pictures.
I just ran to Sears,, they had nothing that even resembled a spanner wrench of any kind.
02-26-2011, 04:18 AM #23
On the 99 it was a standard right hand thrd. Have you tried any autoparts store? Around here if they have the tool you can basically rent it for free. I didn't even know there was a tool to remove the fan until afterwards.
02-26-2011, 05:51 AM #24
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- Madison, WI
1999 Formula WS6 M6-sold
- 2001 Silverado Z71
Its not reverse thread. it unscrews counter clockwise. They can be really tough, but there is an awesome tool for it that works very well. It attaches to an air hammer and pounds it off. Here's a pic.
Standing in front of the car/truck, the fan unscrews counterclockwise from the waterpump.
02-26-2011, 11:22 AM #25
Napa however,,,doesn't rent tools but they did have the kit forsale, and it actually comes with the studded spanner wrench for the pulley. $65 and I was ready to buy. Unfortunately they are out of it till Wednesday.
02-26-2011, 04:51 PM #26
02-26-2011, 07:20 PM #27
I didn't want to mar up the pulley with metal clamps. So I came back home and made one of these.....
Worked like a champ, held the pulley just as it was designed for and the clutch fan came right off....Right hand threads by the way.
02-27-2011, 06:34 AM #28
02-28-2011, 07:11 AM #29
Nice setup there. I can see where the marks from the clamp would be a problem if your not repainting.
Glad you got it settled.
02-28-2011, 02:29 PM #30
glad to see you finally got it off.....now to the hard stuff. Good luck with it and that blazer should kick some serious ass when you're done with it.
02-28-2011, 02:45 PM #31
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