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One of the most important parts within the cooling system of your vehicle is the fan clutch. It’s not a part that comes up often, as it’s usually pretty consistent. However, if this part should stop working the entire cooling system in your car is affected. To get specific the fan clutch is responsible for determining the speed at which the cooling fan spins against the vehicle's radiator. Depending on what's wrong with your fan clutch, it may stop spinning all together or it may just not spin at the right speed. What this means is that the engine won't properly be cooled.

There is no set mileage that this part will last, rather it’s important to watch for early warning signs that it may be giving out. While there are times you can repair the fan clutch, in most instances it's best to replace it. At the same time it's wise to take a look at your cooling fan and radiator to be sure they are both working properly. You can have a professional mechanic take a closer look to determine what needs to be done.

Here are some typical symptoms of a fan clutch that is nearing or has reached the end of its lifespan:

  • If you start to hear noises coming from the engine compartment of your vehicle, this is definitely a sign you shouldn't ignore. To be more specific it may sound like clicking or scraping.

  • If you start to notice vibrating or rattling coming from the engine compartment, this is another warning sign that you'll want to take seriously.

  • Your engine may have a hard time cooling down (overheating) or heating up since the fan clutch isn’t working. The longer you wait to have the problem diagnosed, and repaired, the more it affects the efficiency of your engine.

The fan clutch ensures that your engine is cooled when it needs to be, and prevents it from overheating. While this fan doesn’t have a set lifespan, it’s important to be aware of the warning signs should it start to fail. This is a part you’ll need to fix/replace as soon as possible once it gives out. If you’re experiencing any of the above mentioned symptoms and suspect your fan clutch is in need of replacement, get a diagnostic or book a fan clutch replacement service with a certified mechanic.


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David

14 years of experience
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David
14 years of experience
Dodge Ram 2500 - Fan Clutch - Elk Grove, California
Showed up and right off the bat I could tell he was extremely knowledgeable. He worked very hard and when he didn't have the right part drove to the local part store and got it. Worked in the heat despite how hot it got and was always smiling. Would totally book David again.
Chevrolet Trailblazer - Fan Clutch - Sacramento, California
David was timely and knew what he was doing and got right to it. I admit I was a little apprehensive prior to the work being done but David exceeded my expectations! A coworker of mine was equally impressed and will also use David for a future car repair as well. Great job David.

Fred

15 years of experience
342 reviews
Fred
15 years of experience
Toyota Sequoia - Fan Clutch - Magnolia, Texas
man showed on time fixed the problem with no delay did not have to stand and watch would highly recommend him .

Travis

11 years of experience
333 reviews
Travis
11 years of experience
Dodge Ram 1500 - Fan Clutch - Saint Paul, Minnesota
Travis is a knowledgeable downright great mechanic. Patient with great customer service skills, will definitely use him again when needed!

John

25 years of experience
457 reviews
John
25 years of experience
Jaguar XJS - Fan Clutch - Houston, Texas
John is great. He is friendly and did a perfect job using the parts I provided. A lot of shop mechanics will not work on my car, but to John it was absolutely no problem.

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