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Old 03-04-2009
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It shouldn't take long with the right tools. I'm sure the fan shroud will have to come out with the fan. The big square tool goes over the pulley bolts and the 36 mm goes over the clutch nut. Nothing hard about it.
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I couldnt get the shroud off wiothout getting the clutch off first. And the square tool kept slipping off and I was using an ajustable wrench i didnt have the 36mm
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Someone said they gave up and just got a waterpump with the clutch on it already from Napa. I'm not 100% sure about where they got it though.

You could hold the pulley with a strap wrench.
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Sorry I hadn't been paying attention to this post. Here is the tool I made for $2

The two small holes allow two of the waterpump pulley bolts to sandwich it to the pulley. And the arc clears the fans hex shape. This gives you a big lever that you can use to hold the water pump still by.


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^^^ Nice work.
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Actually.. I made it back in 2001 for a crownvic that I was putting underdrives on. It's now worked perfectly on 3 other ford water pumps!

Just take a cheap 3ft section of fence pipe, mash one end flat, cut the arc, then carfully place and drill the two holes.
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I can make that. Well I really don't have anything to cut the arc.
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Yes you do. If nothing else.. clamp it in a vise and nibble at it with a large drill bit. That material is very soft and very thin. It doesn't take much.

I did use a dremel tool and cutoff wheel. But.. it's easy stuff to cut. Where there is a will.. there is a way.

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No vice. See my Uncle doesn't like me working on my vehicles so I don't much to work with.
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Got teeth?


LOL..
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Oh crap, my bad. The kit that I used was from advance auto. I went to autozone tonight to rent it again and yes there are 2 different kits. The one you need says ford 4.9l on the to of the box and only has 2 wrenches in it. If you got the red box with 5 pcs you got the wrong one. SORRY!
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yup almost every time auzone give you the wrong kit happened to me i ended up putting a big flat head screw driver the snapon ones that say don't use as a pry bar between 2 of the bolts against the frame i think, and put an adjustable on the nut with a piece of 3 wire house wiring. (lol dont laugh it worked )
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Well the fan became unseized after playing in the snow doing lots of donuts, but this weekend it froze up again. I have the fan clutch and the proper tool, the big square tool works, it fits on the 4 bolts, but the wrench for the big nut is too big. I use an adjustable, and I can not get the thing loose. I tried for an hour straight. Even slamming it with a hammer numerous times, would not crack loose. Any ideas?
How much would a shop charge?
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I had to use an air hammer/chisel to get mine off. It fought me all the way to the last thread too...
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Anyone else? Can you explain how you did this If i can get access to an air hammer...
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lefty loosey... you just want to make sure you`re impacting it at a point (left of center)where it will spin it to the left...
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Tried again this weekend, no success. I am bringing it to a shop on thursday to have it done lol. The shop told me it is reverse thread, so righty loosy.... is this true?
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I have a fan clutch that I bought from autozone for like 60$ most places would not install it, they would only install motorcraft which was $200. I found one shop that will pit in my part, he said there is no estimate of time, but it is $95 an hour. How long do you think it will take them? I have an appointment scheduled for thursday.
i wonder if I am going to have as much trouble with changing the plugs and wires, if maybe I should just have them throw those in too?
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Fan clutch really isn't that hard to take off, you have the 3.0 right? I took mine off in 20 min. You just need the removal tool you can rent from autozone. I would do it yourself and save some cash.

Plugs and wires aren't too bad, the body lift makes it so much easier.
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no I have the 4.0 (in my sig.) and I do have that tool, I rented it from auto zone, I tried both kits, the FORD kit still has the wrong size wrench so I have been trying to use an adjustable. I put hours into the damn thing and no progress, so I decided to have a shop do it I can't stand the noise anymore
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Oh I couldn't find you sig when I looked lol. It should take a good mechanic no longer than an hour to change it but they could be dicks and try to screw you over. Just bring the lube with you...
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I can't get my clutch off either. I'm going to hunt for a 36mm open end wrench and strap wrench soon.
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Did both of you make sure to break the pulley free? A lot of times it gets stuck on there with rust and the tool doesn't get on all the way.
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The tool didn't fit around the nut at all. The closest was like 42 mm.
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Reviving an old thread here........
Is it possible to use a large Cresent wrench? I need to use something with a little bit wider jaws than the loan program tools you get from Advance and Auto Zone. Those tools just do not works for my '94 4.0L. Are those large Cresent wrenches just too wide to fit into that small space between the fan blade and the pulley bolt heads?

I just need to replace the fan blade, but you need to take the whole damn thing out to do that.
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