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Old 09-26-2011, 08:16 PM
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Angry 6.0 AC Compressor and Fan Clutch

First off, thank you for any information that you can help me with on the following.

Here is my question: Would a frozen radiator clutch fan cause the AC compressor to break loose from the block?

Here is the back story if you care to read.

I had Ford replace the entire AC system in my 04 Excursion (6.0 stock) about a two months ago (Nice 1600$ bill). Made a 12 hour trip to Atlanta and back and wife drove it around town for about three weeks (no issues). I went down to FL for a few weeks for some training, the family decided to come down over Labor day weekend, truck made it about 2.5 hours into the drive and lost the serp belt. I had wife tow it to the nearest local shop with an idea that the belt and probably the tension-er pulley would need to be replaced. The local shop found that the bolts in the AC compressor bolts had broke off in the block.

I called the Ford dealership that did the original work and they said that warranty would cover the issue if I would have it towed to the nearest Ford dealership, so I did. They finally got around to working on the truck two weeks later and figured out it was going to be a lot more work than they intended.

Now they have the bolts drilled out of the block, the ac compressor reinstalled and now apparently the radiator fan clutch is froze.

All that to finally get to my question. Would a frozen radiator clutch fan cause the AC compressor to break loose from the block?

My thoughts are that the truck would over heat first, or that the serp belt would de-trac before the AC compressor bolts would break. Again, any insight on this would be great. Thank you
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Old 09-26-2011, 08:22 PM
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Re: 6.0 AC Compressor and Fan Clutch

a locked fan clutch would just keep the fan engages all the time
and it's usually noticable by the noise of the fan and possible overcooling
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Old 09-26-2011, 10:20 PM
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Re: 6.0 AC Compressor and Fan Clutch

Thank you ZMANN. Appreciate your time.
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