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post #166 of 610 Old 05-05-2020, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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Iíve been through a many fan clutches. Mine appears to be dry but thatís just me running my fingers on it.


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post #167 of 610 Old 05-05-2020, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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Iíll just take it off and examine. It really is the oldest part in the cooling system.


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post #169 of 610 Old 05-05-2020, 09:51 PM
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Yeah, fan clutch was still the original.
I can't get in to look at the new one. It's close to the radiator because the radiator is thicker.
This is the hand made radiator prototype that was cancelled before the test was done. For some reason, Scott drake shut down his offroad stuff and concentrates on Mustangs only.
They told me to keep it. (twist my arm)
I should ask him if he would send me to whoever made it and see if they would make more if anyone wants one.
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It took all of 5 minutes to get off.


I think Iím going to go ahead and replace it. I wonít lose any sleep over getting a new one. When you spin it by hand it has resistance and then gives.


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post #171 of 610 Old 05-06-2020, 07:46 AM
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No no no!!! All of you guys are wrong the only way to fix it Louie is to move brother!!!!! Hahahaha just giving you crap. I think everyone has given good advice, however how about getting a better fan. I saw a post where a guy swapped to a more efficient fan then the stock one.
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Ha! I'm already here and vested unfortunately. If I had a better fan blade option I would consider it.

Now for fan clutches. I found OEM ones from Mopar parts sites that are about $185 + tax and shipping. I'm tempted to just pick up one at Napa for under $50 and see if helps. If it last a summer and solves my overheating problem that would be great. If it fails I'll get the OEM for the higher dollar value. Mainly, I am willing to buy a non-OEM to see if it really solves my problem.

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post #173 of 610 Old 05-06-2020, 03:18 PM
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a quick question, do they make clutches that you can take apart for the jeep? reason I ask is for the 80 series land cruisers (and other series), you can modify them so the valves open and close at different temps so you can get full lockup at a lower temp. I modified my blue hub in mine and changed the temp lockup and the oil out to 30k. im in Yuma az and it runs nice and cool with the ac... heres a link on how to if youre interested... https://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/blu...n-risk.102633/


now my yj was running pretty warm at one point but I changed the radiator to a mishimoto. so far so good

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The one that was installed doesn't have much flexibility. I can only pull the spring out of the cast aluminum tab and move it to the one 180 degrees out but that will just lock it up all the time...assuming it works properly. I have been wondering if the fan doesn't lock up at high speeds going down the interstate or it just spins enough at lower heat loads.

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Ha! I'm already here and vested unfortunately. If I had a better fan blade option I would consider it.

Now for fan clutches. I found OEM ones from Mopar parts sites that are about $185 + tax and shipping. I'm tempted to just pick up one at Napa for under $50 and see if helps. If it last a summer and solves my overheating problem that would be great. If it fails I'll get the OEM for the higher dollar value. Mainly, I am willing to buy a non-OEM to see if it really solves my problem.

Comments? Or should I not even consider anything not OEM?
$185 bucks? They're nuts!
I paid 50 bucks and thought that was too much.

I'd be willing to try the cheaper one. If it sucks, return it and go with OEM.
If you had to pull the trans or something like that, it would be different. Not that bad to swap them out. It sucks doing it twice but to me saving 130 bucks it's worth the shot.
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Yep. I picked it up today for $46 from Napa. We'll see how it goes! If it's a bust, I'll look for an aftermarket radiator...a good one.
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I put the fan clutch in and it moves a lot of air.

I also noticed coolant pooled at the bottom of the radiator where the tubes enter the bottom tank. I have a pin hole leak on the top tank but I think itís leaking elsewhere.

Sigh.

I am going to get a new radiator and be done with it.


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I drive a 2000, WJ with the 4.7L V8. It's got around 175k miles on it. I'm a Phoenix resident and this is my 3rd Jeep. On this one I've replaced the AC blower motor, AC clutch, upper radiator hose, radiator cap, thermostat, and it does well to make sure that you don't have an leaks in your AC or cooling system (hoses and other parts will dry rot in this heat). My next fix will most likely be the radiator itself. As long as you're keeping up on your AC system and the cooling system then it should run fine. The thermostat on these Jeeps in down low on the engine near the transmission so it's extremely close to these hot roads in Phoenix. Long story short, it's pretty normal for them to read warm in the middle of the Phoenix summer and if you're keeping up on it then it should be just fine.
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I will look for an OEM radiator but it will probably be hard to find.

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The OEM radiator was contracted to Silla.
They were the original supplier.

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