Is there a test for the fan clutch? on 1993 Ford F-150

a/c cutting off at high heat loads and engine tends to heat up slightly.

by in Peoria, AZ on July 28, 2013
2 answers 5 comments
ANSWER by on July 28, 2013
How does it do on the open road running 55mph, or so?
COMMENT by on July 28, 2013
That's when it cuts out. works great otherwise.
COMMENT by on July 28, 2013
Does it heat up in traffic, in town driving, or out on the open road running 55mph? The fan is not needed with all that RAM air at 55mph! Just when running slower and at idle. 1993, replace the fan clutch, and look closley at the raidator!
COMMENT by on July 28, 2013
is there a test for proper operation of the fan clutch?
COMMENT by on July 28, 2013
Not really, start the engine, let it idle until hot, the fan should be working it's hardest at this time. If it dosen't pick up speed and you hear it roar a bit then replace it. You just have to know what to look for. Also try to move it back and forth to see if clutch has excessive play. Should have some resistance when turning by hand, again you just have to know what to look for! Can't show you, unfortunately.
COMMENT by on July 28, 2013
Thank you
ANSWER by on July 29, 2013
get engine warm, turn a/c on. at idle, fan should be turning pretty fast and should feel air above engine being pulled through radiator. if slow or not much air felt, probably fan clutch.