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Fan clutch

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by RBRONKEMA GHTFD, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Hey guys, I am in need of a fan clutch on my 95 chevy 1500 with a 350. The one I have doesn't kick on soon enough for it to keep the truck cool with the plow on it. What one would some of you recommend? And how hard is this to do? Trying to save a buck.
     
  2. kashman

    kashman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    go 2 the parts store i think i paid 20.00 for the hd1 very ez 2 put on
     
  3. kashman

    kashman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    you dont have 2 take the fan housing off
     
  4. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Do you have a part number?
     
  5. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Although i don't normally buy parts at chain stores I've had very good success with keeping the temps out of the red by using Autozone's "extreme duty" fan clutches on all plow equipped trucks.
     
  6. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    What do I need to do to replace the factory one? Like what does it involve, and how much time would it take?
     
  7. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    20 minutes, and a 1/2 inch and/or 13mm wrench.

    No need to remove the belt or fan shroud. Just remove the four bolts attaching the fan /fan clutch assembly to the water pump pulley. Remove the fan/fan clutch assembly from the truck. Remove the four bolts holding the fan to the clutch, swap the fan onto the new clutch and reinstall the assembly back onto the WP pulley.
     
  8. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Sounds pretty easy, do you remember off hand how much a clutch is? I seen on here someone posted, his was 20 bucks or so.
     
  9. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Sounds pretty easy, do you remember off hand how much a clutch is? I seen on here someone posted, his was 20 bucks or so.
     
  10. kashman

    kashman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    go 2 autozone site they will give you a price
     
  11. bharry20

    bharry20 Senior Member
    Messages: 124

    i paid $60 at advace auto for the extreme duty.
     
  12. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Around $60-$70 depending on the application.
     
  13. rockwood330

    rockwood330 Junior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 26

    yo B&B is this something i should up grade on my 03 2500 hd as well ???
     
  14. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    If your carrying a plow without the plow prep package...absolutely. Don't know if your running a straight or vee but the trucks appear to be more sensitive to running temps with a straight blade, but an upgraded clutch will still be beneficial with a vee regardless. Especially if it has some miles on it. Fan clutches do lose their effectiveness as they age.
     
  15. rockwood330

    rockwood330 Junior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 26

    stright blade 7.6 westen uni mount .... so the heavy duty from az will do the trick for me ?
     
  16. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    They have for every single one I've installed so far (about a dozen or so since the first one). Only reason I keep going back. :D
     
  17. rockwood330

    rockwood330 Junior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 26

    sounds good thanks .. so far i have taken all the advise u have given on the gussets i welded them in this weekend so i guess i should get the fan clutch the tims and crank those t bars 3 turns as well then change the oil in the plow and hope for snow ... thanks again
     
  18. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Everything your doing will help keep it alive and ensure reliability..both very important things in a plow truck situation. :salute:
     
  19. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    I have to get a new fan clutch also., Was working on truck yesterday and one of my timbrens broke. the washer inside tore away from the rubber. called up albany spring, then they have to call timbren to see if it warranted. It better be. they have only been on for 10 months. They need to send it asap....