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Issues w/7.3 Fan Clutch

Has anyone had problems with the 7.3 fan clutch staying partially engaged. Last couple of times I drove the truck, ECT was at 190 and I could hear the fan roaring & could feel the drag on the engine. I can turn the fan by hand, but definitely feel some resistance - I always thought the fan should spin freely when cold? Clutch is less than a year old, but was bought on rockauto, so might not be of the highest quality. Any suggestions other than replacement?
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Re: Issues w/7.3 Fan Clutch

If you can hear it roaring when at operating temp, its bad. Most of the time fan clutches just dont lock up, but sometimes they stay locked.

I would buy a new one.


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Re: Issues w/7.3 Fan Clutch

Which clutch did you buy from Rock Auto?
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