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Old 07-27-2010, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by supradupe View Post
No need to remove fan shroud or fan clutch.
Are you sure I don't have to remove the fan clutch nut to replace both belts and get the alternator out? Most DIYs (admittedly for other years) say we need at least to remove the fan clutch nut.

Well, it might have to be that way anyway because I must be doing something wrong as my fan clutch nut won't budge. This is what I'm trying (see below).

My carpenter's hammer is hitting the end of the 32mm fan clutch nut wrench while I have the holding tool on two of the bolt heads on the fan clutch itself, but, it won't budge.

Any ideas?

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