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Old 11-19-2012, 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by CarDriver View Post
I have to agree. Call it what it is so not to confuse. It is about the Fan Blades, not Fan Clutch.
No, its about the fan blades coming into contact with the fan shroud, when the engine mounts fail and move the engine itself physically lower.

When the mounts fail, the blades hit the shroud, especially when driving over bumps etc.. If the fan clutch itself is bad, i suppose it wobbles more and hits the shroud more, coming apart faster. So snowsled is right.

If you encounter anyone whose fan clutch came apart (is that better sir ? ) and thinks this is due to the fan clutch's inherent weakness, please ask them to have their engine mounts checked immediately. Fan clutch failure would be a misdiagnosis in this situation. They might change a new fan clutch and have the problem happen again, or install a radiator-mounted electric fan which would not have such issues, but their failed engine mounts may lead to other problems with the car apart from merely increased vibration and noise (feel free to correct me here).

Thank you.

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