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View Poll Results: Anything wrong?
Pinging. 2 25.00%
Idler Pulley is too loose, should be replaced. 5 62.50%
High idle. 3 37.50%
Nothings wrong. 2 25.00%
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Old 04-26-2010
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Notice anything wrong?

I won't say what's wrong, or if there is anything wrong with the visual, sound etc. of my 4.0 V6 Mazda B4000 engine, or components.

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fan looks to be a little wobbly check your water pump bearings may be going if its good dont worry about it, i dont see any thing else wrong
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i hear some sort of whining..? power steering possibly?

and a wobbly pulley at the bottom. not sure what that is though. lol
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Fan clutch is toast it looks like alot of play?
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Ok, here is what I think.

The fan is awfully wobly....

The idler pulley is quite shakey, it went through a squeal spell but it stopped.

There may be a slight whine, I had to grab the steering wheel to get in to the truck, I have a busted L ankle.

I can't tell if the rattling I hear is from the pulley or the engine.
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Yep to the clutch or the water pump. Might as well change both as long as you got it all apart.
Sorry guy!!!
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What technical skills are required?

How much is it going to cost?
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You just need one big wrench to get the fan clutch off. I wouldn't worry about the tensioner pulley until after you replace the fan clutch.
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No special tools needed to uninstall/install?

What's the best pricing you've seen?

Would it be easier/cheaper to go to an E-Fan?
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might as well upgrade to E-fan. i went to a flex fan for the price since the clutch fan both old and new broke 2 water pumps but that was just my luck
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It would actually be easier to replace the fan clutch then to change over to an E-fan (I've done both). If you do go the route of an E-fan, make sure to do your research, when you're working with your engine's ability to stay cool, you really want to make sure that you've got the right setup.
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After research, I will not be doing an E-FAN, I would most likely have to upgrade my electrical system to obtain the preferred performance.


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I'll be posting a new video, showing the only play I could find in the fan, as well as the 'pinging/rattling' noise.

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