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egh33

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Posted: 10/07/20 02:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Anyone on here had a lot of trouble with the fan clutch on a diesel engine.
I'm trying to do a little research for my son-in-law about his fan clutch.
Not sure of the Make and model on the engine, coach and year.
But I do know the coach is not 5 years old yet. But the Fan Clutch has went out 4 times. I don't know if it's still under warranty. I do know the first 2 times it was. We were in Montana first trip for the coach from Denver. The repairman said it was because of a piece of plastic someone forgot to remove and was stuck in the fan. Second time not sure of the cause. 3rd time the fan,fan housing and every thing came loose and came right out the side of the coach doing a lot of damage. The company that made the coach repaired every thing and blamed it on the repairman that fixed it the second time it went out.
That time it threw parts all over the road just outside of Amarillo, TX. This time they are sitting on a parking area a few miles from Grand Junction, CO. Waiting on a wrecker.
The coach is a High end one. 40 footer.
Just wondering if anyone on here had a similar experience. Thanks
Hope to post a little more info soon.
RV is a 2016 Newmar Dutch Star
40 foot

* This post was edited 10/08/20 11:09am by egh33 *





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Posted: 10/07/20 04:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Had a fan clutch on my Ram 3500 CTD. Never a problem. Also on probably 25 different semis over 45 years I only remember 1 going out.And it just plain died.

You mentioned 1 came out the side of the coach. That sounds like it wobbled a lot. I would have them check the mounting to see if it turns true without the fan clutch installed. It sounds like it's not a fan problem.Something is making it go bad.


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As was said, something is making the clutch go out. The odds of having 4 fan clutches just go bad are likely astronomical. He needs to figure out what is causing them to go bad or look to see if there is an option for an electric fan and do away with the fan clutch all together.

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It sounds to me that in one of the 4 clutch replacements , some one bent the fan blades. The fan is causing the problem by being out of balance.

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Posted: 10/12/20 05:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Fan clutch on my Jeep Liberty diesel went south at around 80,000 miles, and word on the interwebz was that was a common experience for fan clutches supplied with that engine.





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Posted: 10/30/20 10:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Son-in-law said they fixed the fan. He said they told him that the shaft that has the fan on it was bent just a little, but they took care of that. We will wait to see how long it lasts this time.

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Posted: 10/30/20 05:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nice to see a follow up. Hope it works...and lasts.

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On a big chassis big engine pusher refer to HORTON CO.

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