is a real easy fix.
Sense Tips ... But have to state them.
- Make sure everything is cool, don't burn yourself..
- Keep in mind not to force anything accidentally through the
radiator or you will need a new one.
- If the plastic fan looks damaged replace it. Its no fun having
a spinning projectile at speed heading towards you.
- Must re-tighten everything well & carefully!
- Don't stick your body parts / ties / neckchains etc...in a
stock 87-93 Mustang fan is a Thermal clutch...it will automatically
adjust itself to the ambient/coolants temp.
Clutch is bolted into the plastic fan. If the fan is in good condition
you can just replace the clutch.
This is a good time to clean the fan & remove stuff from the radiator
that is now exposed.
What I bought...
New Fan Clutch from autopart store. about $39. Could of gone with the
heavy duty (police clutch around $69) unit but I didn't feel the need.
you remove the Serpentine belt...
Loosen the 4 bolts holding the fan to the waterpump, it's harder/almost
impossible to do this with the belt off & the fan spinning freely.
Remove the belt, remove the 4 bolts on the fan-to water pump.
Unplug the harness to the coolant overflow bottle. No need to remove
Unbolt the Fan Shroud by removing the top 2 bolts that screw into clips
that hold it to the radiator.
The fan shroud should just lift up, its held in place at the bottom
by sliding/resting into clips.
List the shroud just enough to get the fan out. Let shroud rest on the
out remove the old clutch from the fan by removing 4 of its bolts...the
clutch then falls out.
clutch .... NEW clutch
is simply the reverse.
Use the existing lockwashers or new ones if supplied to keep those bolts