Pulling into work today I heard a rattling sound coming from under the hood. I quickly parked and popped the hood only to see oil all over the front of my engine. After further inspection the fan and pulley appeared to be moving in and out of the front of the engine block. I have never seen this before and was wondering what exactly it could be. I initially thought it was my timing assembly but now think it might be the fan clutch put a hole in my timing case. Any thoughts?
If you have the factory tow package, it has a mechanical fan also. Something has definitely given up the ghost and needs to be remedied before it tears loose. Sounds like the water pump bearing or the fan clutch bearing.
Glad you had it fixed. I just had the water pump replaced in mine for 3rd time along with the power steering pump and belt tensioner. It was about. 70k miles. All I can say I know have 75k miles on her and Good Year SRA's are still holding up lol!
Dredd- The mechanical fan installed on the Lib with the tow package. Would you or could you measure the diameter? Maybe cost effective if I go with an aftermarket instead of Mopar.
When you get knee-deep in a situation, floor it.