I'm avoiding or slowing down for large puddles and not plowing through flooded streets from now on to keep from washing out the bearings in the fan clutch and the idler & tensioner pullies.
RedRanger, no need to keep the belt on when trying to remove the clutch when you have a good strap wrench with a rubber belt strap (Craftsman with aluminum handle) and not a cheap plastic belt strap wrench. You can put more tension / clamping force on the water pump pulley with the strap wrench than with simply leaving the belt on. Maybe it's easier for you assuming you are refering to your 1991.
Last edited by HELMUT RONER; 06-16-2009 at 06:25 PM.