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Old 02-18-2005, 02:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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so i started working on the damn thermostat today. and i can't get the damn fan clutch off, can anyone tell me how to get it off?! i really need help because i've gotten to the point to where i'm about to start bashing my car in. the belt is off the pulley and so i couldn't get the fan clutch off so i took the damn pulley off too. i know that was probably a stupidass thing to do. but i really need help on how to take the fan, fan clutch, and shroud off. from there on, i'll be fine. but i just can't reach any of the bolts to take the fan off. so anyone please help!
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[No need to remove any belts or pulleys,Just use 32mm spanner and turn bolt between fan and engine ,my fan came loose easily then undone by spinning with hand mind you dont lay it flat cos it will knacker it cos of the viscous .then unscrew the 4 screws holding thermostat housing and replace is reveral of removing.
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Remember- the fan clutch mounting bolt (center one) is a left-hand thread!!!!!!
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