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Hayden fan clutch any good?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by BarnBoy, May 9, 2018.

  1. May 9, 2018 at 6:19 AM
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    BarnBoy

    BarnBoy [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Looking for a new fan clutch for my '96 5 lug. Came across the Hayden on RockAuto for @ $50. I was gonna get the Aisin but its @ $100. Is there any reason not to get the Hayden? I couldnt find where it was made. If not the Hayden, how about Beck Arnley?

    Thanks
     
  2. May 9, 2018 at 7:10 AM
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    Hmm, I don't know anything about them. Did you try just a simple google search for "Hayden Fan Clutch Review" and see what pops up? Even if it's not a fan clutch for your taco, you can still see the overall quality of the company that way depending on how many 3/4/5 stars they got on their products.
     
  3. May 9, 2018 at 7:48 AM
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    BarnBoy

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    Ok, I searched for the Tacoma specific one....I should do just a general search and see what it brings up. Also just thought some guys on here may have used them and might be able to comment on their experience.

    Thanks
     
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  4. May 9, 2018 at 8:21 AM
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    I don't know the part number of the clutch that you need, but I was in a similar need for my 2RZ and found the factory prices ranging from $113 to $135 for the part. Then I happened upon the factory part at Amazon for $37.75. I pulled the same link today and the price is $95. Guess I caught it lucky.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KTIHCVS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    ETA: Just opened it up. Aisin in a Toyota box for $38. Stoked.
     
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  5. May 9, 2018 at 6:00 PM
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    Wow I wish I could find the Aisin for under $40!! Thats steal! RockAuto with discount will be @ $95 for the Aisin.

    Did a google search re: Hayden fans, found a whole bunch of folks who had problems with them and had to send them back even 2 or 3 times before they got one that worked good. Even though its more my gut is kinda telling me to go Aisin...probably end up doing that. At least then I will know it fits and is a quality part. Dont wanna do it twice.
     
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  6. May 10, 2018 at 12:23 AM
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    In the day Hayden was a good name for cooling parts.

    But if like most companies they outsourced to foreign countries who can say.
     
  7. May 10, 2018 at 6:50 PM
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    Well, just broke down and ordered a Aisin from RockAuto. ($97) Hopefully it will keep the motor cool for another 180,000 miles.
     
  8. May 10, 2018 at 7:55 PM
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    Hayden used to be top of the line stuff 20 years ago but from one of the posts here I guess their quality has fallen. Myself? I'll go OEM for anything until the day I just simply can't afford it. Or, it's just stupid to pay the Toyota price for something. I generally shop price and never the cheapest price. I've been screwed too many times trying to save money. It ends up costing me far more down the road.
     
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