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Thread: Fan Clutch issue
11-13-2010 11:45 AM #1
Fan Clutch issue
I'd like to hear members "take" on the following. I have a high mileage (230,000) e39 which I have owned for three years. Recently replaced the fan,fan clutch, water pump and belts. Ran perfectly for 2,000 miles!!!
Last week I heard a rattling which got louder and louder. Opened the hood and the fan had come off the clutch and was hitting the fan shroud.
I havent yet had time to jack the car up and look further but.....Has anyone ever heard of this happening? I had used special tools to remove old fan and fan clutch recognizing the parts spun on counter clockwise.
I must have done it correctly as I drove 2,000 miles without a hint of a problem.
Just wondered if anyone has run into something like this before . Any insights greatly appreciated. I love this car and was initially very proud of having done the work myself. Now???????? jlshand
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