Why is my fan clutch loud?

Why is my fan clutch loud?

Why is my fan clutch loud?

When the clutch shoe inside the part gets stuck, it fails to disengage. This causes the fan to lock up on the input shaft. When the fan is locked up, the cooling fan is permanently engaged. This causes the roaring noise.

Why is fan clutch engaged cold?

A thermal fan clutch is engaged on a cold startup because the fluid drains into the working area when the engine is shut off. The fan clutch will slow down shortly after startup as result of a pumping action produced by a difference in speed between the shaft and the body of a clutch.

What does a clutch fan sound like when it is bad?

Another common symptom of a faulty fan clutch is excessively loud cooling fans. This may result in an excessively loud engine from the fan blowing at full speed. The sound may be easily audible and present at all times when the engine is cold and hot.

How can I tell if my fan clutch is working?

Visually look for signs of silicone radiating from the center of the clutch, indicating a failure. Start the engine and observe the fan speed. If the fan freewheels when cold and do not pick up speed as the engine temperature rises to normal, the clutch has failed.

Do clutch fans go bad?

A decrease in performance is another symptom of a bad or failing fan clutch. A faulty fan clutch that leaves the fan permanently engaged will not only cause a noisy engine, but can also cause a decrease in performance. When it fails, the engine can be put at risk of serious damage due to overheating.

How do I know if my fan clutch is going out?

Symptoms of a Bad Fan Clutch

  1. Engine overheating at low speed or when stopped is the most-common fan clutch failure symptom.
  2. Insufficient heat in winter is another common problem but caused by the opposite fan clutch failure.
  3. Excess fan noise at high speed is caused by the same problem, a seized fan clutch.

How do I know if my thermal fan clutch is bad?

To confirm the diagnosis, start with this simple test: Spin the fan as hard as you can on an engine that has not been started that day. If the fan rotates more than five times, you can bet the clutch is bad. You should feel some resistance and the fan may spin up to three times, depending on the ambient temperature.

How do I know if my fan clutch is not working?