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overheating with a 04 gmc

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by D&S snowplowing, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. D&S snowplowing

    D&S snowplowing Member
    Messages: 40

    well i just got the business handed to me by my father and got his truck after mine fell apart... but im plowing with a 2004 GMC 2500HD with the 6.0 and the snow plow prep package on it.... plow wise its a 7.5 western ultra mount im having problems with it over heating and height angle heater on or off i saw somthing about the fan clutch...was wondering how often that will fix the problem....and suggestions for a good set of tires i want to go with a 285/75/16 we had yokhama geolanders ats that lasted 3 plow seasons have a set of BFG all terrians now and hate them with a passion
     
  2. bersh

    bersh Senior Member
    Messages: 169

    You need the new fan clutch. I had issues with overheating with my 2004 2500HD and installed the new clutch and haven't had an issue since.

    I got mine from gmpartsdirect, part #15710101. I should warn you that there is a special tool that is needed to remove and install the fan clutch for these newer trucks, they run about $40-50. I bought the tool and probably will never use it again, but it was still cheaper than having the dealer install it.
     
  3. Seaway25

    Seaway25 Senior Member
    Messages: 165

    I have geolanders that are 265 on my truck. I have only had them on a couple months. I haven't plowed with them yet, but I'm happy with them so far. Great price too.
     
  4. D&S snowplowing

    D&S snowplowing Member
    Messages: 40

    ive seen alot of people plowing with BFGs and i dont understand how they can like spending the high price everyone has a lil cheap person inside them especially with the economy another tire i was considering was the cooper discoverer ATR but i think i will give the fan clutch a try anything has to help i have tosed around the idea of leveling the truck out as well but i hate modifying suspension because then ur asking for more things to break
     
  5. bersh

    bersh Senior Member
    Messages: 169

    I run Cooper ATR in the summer, but use Cooper M+S in the winter. The ATR are a good all-around tire, but the M+S are much better in snow and for plowing. The ATR are really only good for the first winter you run them, after that, not so much. To add to this, I also run ATR on the wife's 04 Suburban, and I just got done putting a set of Avalanche X-Treme snow tires on it for her. So far I'm pretty impressed with them as we've gotten just over 2 ft. of snow in the last week so they've gotten a workout already.

    You can put a set of Timbrens or the new Buyer version(1/2 the price of Timbrens) to help the front end.
     
  6. D&S snowplowing

    D&S snowplowing Member
    Messages: 40

    thank you so much for the help leading me in the right direction everyone i just didnt feel like throwing parts at it and not fix it i would have never thought about that stuff
     
  7. 4speed

    4speed Member
    Messages: 93

    You don't need a special tool for the job, If you have an air hammer with a chisel you can buzz the old one right off . If not you can use a cold chisel and a bfh.
     
  8. bersh

    bersh Senior Member
    Messages: 169

    I tried a few different methods, and after spending an unsuccessful hour trying I punted and bought the tool. Once I had the tool it took all of 30 seconds to get the old one off. It might not be needed, but it sure makes life a lot easier.