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removing mechanical fan. ?

well im trying to install an efan, and ive finally stopped for the night but i got a problem.

for some reason the mechanical fan will not come off, but im prolly missing something.

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all four bolts off from the pulley.
all four bolts that hold the plastic fan off
the belt off
the pulley is loose
the shroud is loose

and it still wont come off.

any tips here? its prolly something stupid just aint figured it out yet.
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lol Zach...is there a bolt on the inside of the fan like hte center of it..

when i had my 88 yota..thats what was told it on..and didnt see it...


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nope no bolt there just a spring.
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the fan is screwed onto the water pump. You will need to put the other stuff back on as the pulley needs to be held so the fan can be unscrewed off the shaft. The easiest is to get a Fan clutch removal tool from autozone (free rental). It is basically a spanner wrench that goes over the four bolts on the pulley. With the pulley held in place (kept from spinning), you can unscrew the fan. It's about a 1-1/2" wrench you will need. I need to find the specific size to confirm. If you slip a pipe over the wrench it will increase your leverage. You can also use a hammer and bang the wrench to loosen it. I think the 4.0 is right-tighty lefty-loosey and the 3.0 is the opposite. That would need to be confirmed, but I know they are different between the two motors.

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wait so the hex shaft that the fan is on just screwes out?

cause dang i just spent the last 2 hours taking all those bolts out... sigh
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Yes. I was fixing to edit my post. The large wrench goes on the hex shaft. You need the resistance of at least the pulley and belt on to keep it from just free spinning. You may be able to use that resistance along with a hammer to knock it loose. Once it is loose it should come off easy.
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ok thanks. guess i should have asked before i started. but ya learn i guess.

i have a nice 24" cresent wrench that should do the job.
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Zach, a manual is the best $20 you could spend on your truck. It may not tell you everything, but it will give a good start on just about anything. Good luck with it.
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Just did this same task.... early today and posted the procedure I used......
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...d=1#post249658

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Charles, was it lefty loosey?
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Sorry.... Did I forget to post that ??
Yes.... You remove it CCW and install it CW.

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ya i need to buy a manual but that is what you guys are hear for

just rented the tools from autozone and i have all the bolts in now that i took out, im off to try and remove it.
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When i put in my Efan i did the same thing before i figured out i needed the fan tool. I spent hours getting frustrated, then about 5 minutes with the tool. i felt pretty dumb.
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I did the same thing. When I removed my fan clutch this summer I went through the same pile of s*** trying to get it off. Went to Murrays Auto and got the "removal" tool, it took all of 2 minutes to get it off then!

We're all mildly retarded I guess!
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ya took me 2 minutes to get it off too, but i got other problems that i cant seem to get to work right.
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where did you guys tap into you a/c clutch at? is it right by the a/c? i found a plug with a red and black wires. one of those right?
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Air hammer works pretty good if you could get your hands one of them dem
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how much would that tool cost to buy that yall are renting from autozone, I wonder if bob could get a good price on it and start including it with his E-fans.
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its 30 bucks.

my efan is all installed and working great. well i guess it is, it hasnt kicked on as it is cold here.

only thing i need to do is find the solid purple wire under the dash for the a/c clutch thing. eventually id like to wire a led that lets me know when the fan is running and a manual override switch.
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yes. I had thought of even selling it with a guaranteed return (customer just pays freight back). The numbers don't work out considering the Auto parts stores give a free rental once they give your deposit back when returned.

So you getting close to having that fan working Zach.
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ya fan is installed, and i returned the tool.
everything seems to be working fine.

but what i really want is under drive pullies now.

hmm maybe next week but we will see.
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^^ sweet, now you can install mine when i buy it...
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MIch boys will do efans, body lifts..lol you could start a business lol..

where the pics at Zach
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I'm doing an eFan. I hope do do many install pics on the way. As well as pictures while doing the 3/4 drop, and replacing the leafs and coils.
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from another forum. He got the tool new for $15. Had both the hex shaft wrench and the pulley holding wrench. Brand new so nothing is rounded out:

ya, i went to advance(discount) auto parts because autozone didnt have it. it has the fan clutch nut wrench and the fan clutch holding wrench (water pump bolts one)
its made by AmPro #T75508, it was $14.99 plus tax down here
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