The cooling fan clutch connects the mechanical cooling fan to the belt-driven pulley. The fan clutch disengages the fan when engine temperature is low and engages the fan when engine temperature is high.
Symptoms of Wear or Failure
- Engine overheating
- Excessive cooling fan noise
- Illumination of the Check Engine Light
Related Repair Advice
- The cooling fan clutch can be mechanical or electronically controlled
- The cooling fan clutch should be inspected for proper operation whenever a cooling system repair is performed