I had a repair shop tell me I needed to replace the cooling fan clutch and gave me a price. Upon looking at the cost of the part vs what they wanted to charge, I believe I can do this myself. How involved would this be for an amateur to do? I should have all the necessary tools to do it, I just don't know if there is anything special I need to do or be concerned with
Cooling Fan Clutch Replacement on 2000 Dodge Durango
by cardinalsfan71 in Spring, TX on August 12, 2009
ANSWER by dandd , August 14, 2009
All I would say is to be sure that you check for the reverse thread on the fan clutch to pulley nut, which is big ( about 32 mm ). The thread direction should be printed on the radiator shroud or embedded in the plastic. Other wise, yes it is a pretty straight forward operation. Make sure you write down the serpentine belt routing before you dissemble. Good Luck!
ANSWER by Visitor , January 16, 2011
If Possible Get rid of your Clutch Fan and go Electric! But to answer the question, remove serpentine belt and use a strap wrench to stop clutch from spinning when you try to remove fan clutch nut from water pump!