Noisy cooling fan, 98 ranger
Hey guys ive been having a problem with my cooling fan...it is EXTREMELY NOISY when accelerating. like it sounds like a tornado is under the hood or like being in a wind tunnel or something. kinda embarrassing and annoying.
I also seem to be getting worse gas mileage and lacking power since this problem started. Are these symptoms of a shot fan clutch? I tried turning the fan by hand with the engine off and it turns but with a little resistance, is that normal or should it spin freely?
Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys!