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post #1 of 9 Old 01-29-2013, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
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clutch fan pulley bearing.

Damn thing is REALLY making a lot of noise and starting to wobble.

Seems like you either replace the entire bracket ($175+), or swap to an eFan ?

I'm thinking JY Taurus fan and DC controller ?

Anyone have a better idea?



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post #2 of 9 Old 01-29-2013, 04:18 PM
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Buy a new bearing and install it yourself. AutoAirOnline has the bearing.

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post #3 of 9 Old 01-29-2013, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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Do you happen to have any more info?

Part # or link?

Most every thread I have read about replacing the bearing hasn't ended well. Have you done this yourself?

Thanks


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I found the part number. NSK part.... and can be purchased at Motion Industries # 885586 .

I will attempt to fix this.


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post #5 of 9 Old 01-30-2013, 10:57 AM
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Dayum.....we just paid $317 for the a/c bracket/fan bearing hub assembly and to top it all off, the squeal/howl turned out to be the distributor. Duh on our part.

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post #6 of 9 Old 01-30-2013, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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That sucks djb. Is it a bearing in the distributor?

Well my pulley bearing seized up on the way home from work today. Threw the belt. It was obvious because my steering went.
I pulled over and sure enough. I had to milk it home because without a waterpump, temps go crazy REAL fast.

Ironically, I ordered the bearing today for $37, Should be 2 days. But now I am thinking I will convert to a efan and short belt anyway. I'm not even sure I can R&R the bracket anyway. Besides, I rather the jeep heat up faster and have less parasitic loss.

What is it with Jeeps and bearings?


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Now we have an extra bracket with good bearings. I believe the distributor uses bushings vs bearings.

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Ironically, I ordered the bearing today for $37, Should be 2 days. But now I am thinking I will convert to a efan and short belt anyway. I'm not even sure I can R&R the bracket anyway. Besides, I rather the jeep heat up faster and have less parasitic loss.

What is it with Jeeps and bearings?
If you figure out how to delete the mechanical fan pulley shaft, you will be the first.

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post #9 of 9 Old 01-30-2013, 06:51 PM
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I'm not even sure I can R&R the bracket anyway. Besides, I rather the jeep heat up faster and have less parasitic loss..........
Be careful when moding the factory fans.......mods may work this time of year but 5-6 months from now may be a different can of worms.

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