Q: Radiator fan scrapes against shroud, car won't idle.

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My engine fan is scraping against the shroud, making a god-awful noise. However about a mile afterwards, the fan stopped turning. After I got home, I tried starting the truck the next day and now will not idle, but the fan tries turning again. It turns over just fine, and it'll start if I give it some gas, but after that it dies immediately. The shroud of the fan is not dented or unaligned. I video taped the engine while reving to see if it would jump around, but it's very still. The torque converter had been going out just a couple weeks before this happened. The engine is the original with all of the 315k miles on it.

My car has 315000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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