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what did you guys pay to have HD fan clutch installed.

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Joesno, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. Joesno

    Joesno Senior Member
    Messages: 152

    my truck is overheating and i have been told i need to buy A heavy duty Fan clutch. I was just wondering if any of you have had this installed and what you payed to have it done?
  2. k&j Landscaping

    k&j Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    Had same problem with my 05 gmc hd that was out of warranty. Took dealer and it cost 377.00 installed. I know I got hosed but they were the only ones that could do that day as snow came that night. Everything has been fine since the fan clutch was installed. Have a 7.6 western pro poly on truck. Plowed 2 times since installed along with highway driving and still no problems.
  3. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,246

    Do it yourself and borrow the tools from an auto zone or advanced auto. But I only hear guys taking them to the dealer and paying 300 and up for a job that will take you an hour if that..
  4. BigLou80

    BigLou80 Senior Member
    Messages: 558

    what he said

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    I just paid like 80 bucks for a extreme duty one at Auto Zone, and it took me all of 30 min to do. Its really easy to do.
  6. rocknrollrednec

    rocknrollrednec Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    they aren't difficult at all.
  7. mike33087

    mike33087 Senior Member
    Messages: 555

    wicked easy did it myself in under an hr, i think the part cost like 67 bucks, not sure though did it 3 yrs ago
  8. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    Yep, do it yourself. You need very basic tools and a 1/2 hr of your time. Maybe 45 if you take a beer break or two:D:drinkup:
  9. mnic

    mnic Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    what about flex fans through summit? i used one on my 85 k20 and it never crossed the 160 degree mark
  10. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    i have a gm unit new in box for sale in sale section. search my screen name to find it. and make me a good offer if you dont like the price.
  11. albhb3

    albhb3 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,523

    Im only 19 but I figure if you cant work on your own vehical you shouldnt own one. Just think of how low gas would be then :drinkup:
  12. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,127

    I did it myself, borrowed the special wrench from work, took about 45 mins. Not a bad job at all to do.

    Good Luck Mike
  13. bersh

    bersh Senior Member
    Messages: 169

    The updated GM part will run you about $125 shipped from gmpartsdirect.com. You need part # 15710101. I had to buy the special wrench, it was about $45. My dealer quoted me about $300 for the job, so even though I had to buy the tool, I'm still money ahead. As was mentioned, it took about 40 minutes to install, and was pretty easy to do.

    This was for a 2004 2500HD. While plowing or driving with the plow on I was flirting with overheating and the tranny temps were always pushing 200°+ before the installation. Since installing the new part, temps are now back to normal.
  14. ChevKid03

    ChevKid03 Senior Member
    Messages: 505

    quick question.... does the updated fan clutch make the tranny temps lower too?? I noticed that not only the engine temp rises while driving, the tranny temp does as well!
  15. bersh

    bersh Senior Member
    Messages: 169

    It helped with mine considerably.
  16. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,127

    Hi Chevy Kid
    I did a trans filter change at the same time, changed to fluid to Amsoil. Temps now run lower, both the engine temp and trans temp. The other thing to keep in mind is keep the blade low when traveling and try to stay off the expressways. The truck does not like higher speeds.

    Regards Mike
  17. ChevKid03

    ChevKid03 Senior Member
    Messages: 505

    Thanks guys.... I got on the phone a little while ago and found the factory chevrolet updated fan clutch was $205 at the local dealer... Called AutoZone and they had a heavy duty one with a lifetime warranty for $69. I got the cheap one for now. I would have thought that it comes with a new fan as well, So it is just the fan clutch that needs to be replaced??
  18. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    thats the gm part i have for sale # 15710101 box in hand brand new .

    someone make me a deal as i dont need it and run older stuff now.
  19. mikelawtown

    mikelawtown Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 429

    Yea just the clutch...
  20. Clint S

    Clint S Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    I was lucky I got mine done under warranty on my 03. It dropped the engine temp and the trans temp.