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Cooling Fan Clutch

By Daniel Dillon, April 15, 2008

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 a Bad or Failing Cooling Fan Clutch

  • Engine overheating
  • Excessive cooling fan noise
  • Illumination of the Check Engine Light

Cooling Fan Clutch 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

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