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Clutch fan

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Jun 23, 2013
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Athens, Alabama
Should a clutch fan spin freely or should it have resistance? Can you replace the bearing if necessary?
Should have resistance, make about 3 rounds with fair amount of effort to rotate, not overdoing it.
Should have resistance, but hard to give definitive info.
It depends on what type it is. The thermostatic type varies with temp. These have a bi-metal coil on the front. The straight viscous ones don't. Both types should be fairly stiff when cold. Thermostatic spins a little more freely when roasting hot. If they spin really freely, it's time to replace. You cannot put parts in them.
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