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Unread 11-16-2011, 06:04 PM   #1
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How do i remove the clutch fan from the water pump?

Ok I can't seem to remove the clutch fan from the water pump pully. Do u have to hold the pully while turning the fan?

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This is on the 4.0. Also what size wrench fits that nut? And if I have I hold the pully what tool do I need?

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Unread 11-16-2011, 07:04 PM   #2
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Yikes, I can't quite remember the size off the top of my head. I want to say its 1 5/16" ill have to go look in my toolbox to be sure. Anyway, if you have access to a air hammer it'll make this job a snap. If not you'll need a wrench and a good hammer and patience.
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Unread 11-16-2011, 07:25 PM   #3
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you might want to go rent a fan clutch removal kit.has 2 wrenches one to hold the clutch/fan in place, the other to get the nut off.
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Unread 11-17-2011, 08:09 PM   #4
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Where could I rent a. Kit like that?
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Unread 11-17-2011, 09:17 PM   #5
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A couple of options would be a strap wrench from sears to put around the pulley and use a adjustable wrench on the nut, or get some flat stock of metal and make a half arc drill two holes with same spacing as bolts on pulley. Make handle about 1 1/2 ft to 2ft long. http://www.sears.com/craftsman-2-pc-...p-00945570000P
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Unread 11-17-2011, 09:21 PM   #6
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Unread 11-29-2011, 12:06 PM   #7
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I believe if you leave the serpentine belt on, place an adjustable wrench on the fan nut and tap/bang counter clock wise, it will release. I saw a video for replacing a water pump and thet's what they did.
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Unread 11-29-2011, 02:25 PM   #8
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X2 i am pretty sure that's how it would come off. that's how i have replaced them in other vehicles. the pulley may still slip with the belt on it esp if u hammer it but it would prob stay put for u.
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Unread 11-29-2011, 03:13 PM   #9
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when I did my water pump I just jammed an old screwdriver into one of the small holes on the pulley to hold it still and wacked the wrench holding the nut with a big *** hammer and it broke free. I figured I was replacing the pump anyway so i wasn't worried about damaging the pulley. Prob not the most conventional way but it was quick and it worked.
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Unread 11-30-2011, 01:29 PM   #10
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I'm replacing the fan clutch and the water pump. I read somewhere that I have to remove the radiator and Trans cooler lines to do this? I have the 4.0 i6
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Unread 11-30-2011, 10:12 PM   #11
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Okay I got the clutch fan wrench but i can't seem to get the bolt off. Do u put the wrench on the bolt and turn it counter clockwise if your facing the jeep? Do I also need a tool to hold the water pump pully?
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