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Fan Clutch Stuck On??

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by PacNWgen1, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. Apr 13, 2010 at 10:44 AM
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    PacNWgen1

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    Has anyone had the fan clutch stuck all ways on? My truck ROARS at start up and while driving over 35 or 40 mph. Also the belts squeak anytime I go above 3200-3400 rpm. The belts are new and tight as I feel comfortable. Is there a good after market fan clutch?
     
  2. Apr 13, 2010 at 10:49 AM
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    Try to spin it by hand. You should be able to with some resistance but it shouldn't freewheel.
     
  3. Apr 13, 2010 at 10:58 AM
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    I can spin it by hand with some resistance.
     
  4. Apr 13, 2010 at 11:02 AM
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    If it was fully locked it would not spin or take quite a bit of effort to spin by hand. Did it just start making noise or has it done it before.
     
  5. Apr 13, 2010 at 11:09 AM
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    It is hard to turn takes 2 hands.It has been doing it for awhile. The truck is new to me and I thought it was just how it sounds but after hearing other trucks and searching on here it seems like it is louder than others all the time.
     
  6. Apr 13, 2010 at 11:13 AM
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    Yeah if it is taking two hands then it's frozen. I don't know of any aftermarket fan clutches. I would just go to the parts store and grab one but try not to get Duralast. I had to change it on my Ranger and the new Duralast one was really tight and would kick on at the slightest temp increase and stay on most of the time causing my to lose quite a bit of power.
     
  7. Apr 13, 2010 at 11:23 AM
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    Cool Thx Man!
     
  8. Apr 13, 2010 at 12:14 PM
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    Your fan clutch is history, I think I spent about 70-80 $ for mine.....:cool:
     
  9. Apr 13, 2010 at 12:38 PM
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    nice... so these are universal?

    i just got my taco a month or so ago but only have put a couple hundred on it
    just went out and checked and its hard as hell to turn..

    another win for the search button
     
  11. May 10, 2010 at 3:58 PM
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    anyone happen to know the part number... stupid TPzone changed their site and cannot find anything now

    found Aisin and other "brands" on eBay... i would rather pay a little more not to worry 2 months down the road
     
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    If you do go electric let us know if you feel any power gains.
     
  13. May 11, 2010 at 5:09 PM
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    Over the weekend I installed the Flex A Lite dual electric fan (http://www.summitracing.com/parts/FLX-675/) from Summit Racing with adjustable thermostat along with a new radiator. My original radiator finally sprung a leak last week and noticed the fan starting to have a high pitch noise upon accelerating. Engine is noticeably responsive on acceleration and overtaking on the freeway. I guess the mechanical fan worked against the wind at higher speeds. I'm on day 3 with the install and am watching my mpg from a full tank on Sunday. I'll take pics this afternoon.
     
  14. May 12, 2010 at 7:38 AM
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    Here is my Flex A Lite installed.....

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    What do you have your thermostat set to come on at? And would you gain any power or mpg's if you took the pully that ran the stock off so the belts had less pull on them and could spin faster with less distance to travel since there would be one less pulley?
     
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