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Old 03-08-2007, 12:13 AM   #1
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how can i remove the factory clutch fan out of my friends 04 gmc truck .
and is there a way to put it back on..
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Old 03-08-2007, 12:20 AM   #2
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They often come of hard with just a wrench. The best way is to have the serpbelt installed on the engine to help hold the water pump pulley from turning. I sometimes use a air hammer with a chisel bit to pound on the nut in the direction to loosen it up. They also make a nice tool that goes in a air hammer with a open end wrench on the other end for easy removal.
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i have a long wrench that fits over the nut, and i smack it with a BFH works for me
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Big wrench and BFH.
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I used a really BF Pipe Wrnench AND a BFH so that i could feel extra manley!!! The two tools weight more then I do!!! LoL
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Strap wrench on the water pump, big pipe wrench on the nut. Worked for me.
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Use what there telling you...but if GM corss threaded it on like they did to my clutch fan....Then your gonna need a BFH and a strap wrench. Wedge strap wrench to water pump and dial the basterd off...

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Another option, go to autozone or advance and borrow a fan clutch removal tool set. Worked great on mine.....once I read the directions
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I used the removal tool that works w/ an air hammer and i think it took all of 3.5 seconds to get it off
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