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GMC Envoy Cooling Fan Clutch May Fail Causing Noise and Check Engine Light

GMC Envoy Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

Engines Affected: 4.2L 6 Cylinder, 5.3L V8

Average Mileage: 115,014 mi (58,900 mi - 183,000 mi)


The cooling fan clutch may fail causing excessive fan noise and/or the Check Engine Light to illuminate.

  • , , 4.2L 6 Cylinder, 125,000 mi

    When I step on the gas the engine fan gets loud like a plane is about to take off./

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  • , , 4.2L 6 Cylinder

    If not fix - what damage could it cause?

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  • , , 4.2L 6 Cylinder, 79,900 mi

    has not been repaired due to excessive cost.

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  • , , 4.2L 6 Cylinder, 81,439 mi

    Fan clutch Makes a roaring noise and turns the SES light on when running the a/c

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  • , , 4.2L 6 Cylinder, 97,893 mi

    The fan clutch will not engage. My lights have not came on as of yet. I can't afford to have the engine over heat. The part costs way to much. I believe if the envoy is doing this it should be a recall.

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  • , , 4.2L 6 Cylinder, 141,200 mi

    Needed to replace fan clutch

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  • , , 4.2L 6 Cylinder, 94,400 mi

    Same issue was told it was fan clutch. just had replaced and now the damn thing is ticking. took it back and they said it was normal! it never ticked before and I have had the car for a year!

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  • , , 4.2L 6 Cylinder, 116,572 mi

    Check Engine Light illuminated and took the car to the dealer to have it checked. They ran a diagnostic test and said the Cooling Fan Clutch needed to be changed. Cost $1185.00. Outrageous! Read other same complaints about cooling fan clutch. With the number of complaints, shouldn't this be a recall also?

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  • , , 4.2L 6 Cylinder, 83,000 mi

    Same problem

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  • , , 4.2L 6 Cylinder, 58,900 mi

    Same issue loud noise under hood, brought to dealear confirmed fan clutch issue and about $800 to fix.

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