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Question fan clutch question

Ok so I'm trying to fix my fan, I purchase a fan clutch but its a metal piece that I don't know where it goes, should I exchange it for just a fan assembly?

How does the fan clutch look like anyways?

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Its a big electro magnet.


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and that goes where?

because when i took my fan out it has a metal ring like the one i have attached

so would i have to change the pulley or just the fan blade?
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The clutch is behind the pulley chief.

The fan blade has a metal ring so when the magnet turns on....the metal ring gets pulled stuck to the pulley/magnet behind it. Get it?
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i get it.... thanks for the response

make me feel more dumb


does the fan need to be running at engine speed? at all times? or does it engage at certain speed?
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Haha no need to feel dumb.

Its a temp that turns the fan on not engine speed.
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hi,
How did you understand the problem is in the clutch? My car's fan also doesn't work for a while...
and a dumb question: how much is this fan important for the engine? what happenes if I drive with notworking fan?

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If the fan fails then your aux fan/fans should take over after you reach a higher temp. If those fail then you will overheat the car and will end up needing a head job to replaced the warped head.
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I run no engine fan but i have electric fans.

To test your fan you can provide power to the magnet and see if it engages.
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ok... so it wasn't the clutch, its the temp switch thats bad as I took the connector off and jumped the connector to the fan which works... so my question is

does the engine fan need to be running at engine speed in idle?

right now i left the cable connected to the switch which has the fan on at all times, is this good or bad?
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