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Trailjunkie
05-21-2008, 04:13 PM
how do i test the clutch fan on my 89 xj.:dontknow:

Apathy
05-21-2008, 04:19 PM
you mean your fan clutch?
turn the engine off, grab a hold of it, does it turn freely? if so its normally OK, if it doesn't turn freely, its bad. It should be thermally activated

Kinslayer
05-21-2008, 05:32 PM
you mean your fan clutch?
turn the engine off & let it cool, grab a hold of it, does it turn freely? if so its normally OK, if it doesn't turn freely, its bad. It should be thermally activated


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Happypants
05-21-2008, 09:51 PM
mine dont turn freely

Kinslayer
05-21-2008, 09:54 PM
does it spin all the time?

Happypants
05-21-2008, 09:56 PM
yea,it does but its tight

Kinslayer
05-21-2008, 11:54 PM
yea,it does but its tight

it's not supposed to spin all the time

Happypants
05-21-2008, 11:55 PM
hmmmm

good thing its coming out tommorwo

Kinslayer
05-22-2008, 12:02 AM
hmmmm

good thing its coming out tommorwo

yar those things bung up and just get power all the time..eats up engine power. The clutch is supposed to free it up so it just coasts on the bearing like a spinner.

Happypants
05-22-2008, 12:03 AM
gonna get a taurus fan tommorow from ralphs in surrey, and put it in, all the wiring is done, just gotta fuck with it and get it in

Kinslayer
05-22-2008, 12:06 AM
sweet, yeah I have one of those at the shop, got it from pick-a-part one summer afternoon. Two stage - get two beefy relays, like 60 or 80 amps

Kinslayer
05-22-2008, 12:07 AM
..'cause the initial draw is harsh on those, it's like a 24 inch fan or something that blows fuses when they kick on

Happypants
05-22-2008, 12:07 AM
fuck i hate wiring relays, i`ll prolly just swipe em when i get the fan

Trailjunkie
05-22-2008, 07:55 PM
checked it and it was solid , replaced it.

Happypants
05-23-2008, 12:40 AM
went and got the fan, chopped the shiot outta it to get it in, looks fucking ugly, im pulling it out and getting a dual flexalite fan instead FOR a xj,spent 4 hours on it and........yea i dont like it,