Shop Ford F150 Replacement Fan Clutch
It is important to remember that if you drive a vehicle that is of a rugged design, you might cause damage when traveling off the beaten path and replacement parts can be expensive for the Ford F150. Superb capability and engine performance are dependent on first-rate components and accessories. Top motoring is easier with optional parts manufactured to improve the engine as well as steering components. In the operation of Ford F150 Fan Clutches, an automatic spring thermostat regulates a valve which controls the flow of silicone fluid between different chambers of the vehicle's clutch assembly. The Fan Clutch saves gas by setting the vehicle's cooling fan speed so it runs slower if the motor is not hot and at full power if it gets hot. The Fan Clutch mitigates stress on the motor, saving fuel, by permitting the fan to run quickly when the engine is hot and slower while the engine is cool. Your automobile's cooling fan operates badly without an operational Fan Clutch, which controls at what speed the fan operates. The Fan Clutch is connected to a drive pulley via a clutch, which allows the fan to rotate faster or slower according to the engine's temperature.
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Back in your grandfather's day, the fan was a mechanical device that was attached to the water pump and was run off of the fan belt. Nowadays, most fans are electrical. This means that the fan assembly usually includes a fan clutch. If you are having Ford F150 fan clutch problems, it means your cooling system won't work properly - and that could mean disaster. The fan clutch is like a thermostat, and is an important part of your cooling system. It tells the fan how fast to turn in response to temperature conditions. If you hear odd noises or your engine is running hot, it's a good idea to have an F150 fan clutch removal and replacement at the earliest opportunity.
How Does a Fan Clutch Work?
When your engine is at or even below normal operating temperature, the fan clutch will partially disengage the fan, which in most cases is part of the water pump assembly and driven by the fan belt. By doing this, the engine doesn't have to work as hard, which can improve fuel economy. Then, as the running temperature rises, the fan clutch re-engages so that the fan turns faster. This pulls in greater amounts of cooling outside air through the radiator, preventing the engine from overheating. There are a couple of different types of fan clutch. Most of them have fluid couplings, that are combined with a type of heat sensor. This is how the speed of the fan is controlled. Other factors determining fan speed include the temperature of the crankcase and/or transmission oil and the radiator coolant.
Ford F150 Fan Clutch Problems
If you hear an odd F150 fan clutch noise, that is one of the fan clutch symptoms to be aware of. This is usually a grinding sound that indicates worn bearings. Another sign that calls for an F150 fan clutch diagnosis is when your engine overheats while at idle or in heavy traffic. On the other hand, if the fan is stuck in an "on" mode (which happens), it can rob your engine of power and performance. In addition, your heater may wind up blowing lukewarm air, which is not a good thing when having to travel in cold weather.
F150 Fan Clutch Removal
You'll want to leave the belt in place for this operation, as it helps prevent the pulley from turning. The fan clutch loosens counter-clockwise, and while a Ford fan clutch removal tool is not necessary, it can certainly make the job go a lot easier. For around $25, it's a worthwhile investment.
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