Q: Loud clanking noise between front belt and fan. Fan appears loose 2003 Mercedes ML350

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Turned on car. Has been fine. Immediate very loud clanking noise. Belt appears fine, fan appears wobbly High mileage but has been maintained by MB I was planning to sell car in one month

My car has 210 miles.

Hello - while it is possible that there are simply loose nuts/bolts for the fan, it is most likely the fan clutch is failing, hence the wobbling fan. I recommend a fan clutch replacement as soon as possible, performed by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, replace this critical component, and get you back on the road quickly.

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