Fan Clutch Problem - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on
Old 04-13-2014, 07:26 PM   #1
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 20
Fan Clutch Problem

Yesterday my radiator drain plug blew out and spewed fluid everywhere. I got it fixed and home today. I checked the radiator after it cooled down and added antifreeze. I cranked up and noticed the fan wasn't turning. I let the motor heat up and added more antifreeze but the fan never started turning. I removed the fan, replaced the bolts and cranked back up. The shaft is turning. I can hold the fan in my hand and turn the shaft. Is it gone? Do I need a new fan clutch? How do I test it?

Moose0930 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-13-2014, 07:36 PM   #2
Build em Big...

WF Supporting Member
Monster93's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: South Florida
Posts: 407
Images: 3
If you can hold the fan then yes, your fan clutch is bad, you should have tension on fan if you spin with engine off.

Monster93 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-14-2014, 11:01 AM   #3
peety's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Almost a PINEY...
Posts: 225
Patience and perseverance have a magical affect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.

John Quincy Adams
peety is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-14-2014, 12:35 PM   #4
Jeeprich25's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 558
1990 Jeep Wrangler YJ. 2.5L. Bone Stock, mostly.

"I'd have more money for upgrades if it didn't break every week."
Jeeprich25 is offline   Quote Quick Reply

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:30 AM.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC. is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC