Common Fan Clutch Problems For The Ford Expedition

If you own a Ford Expedition and are experiencing problems with your fan clutch, you’ve come to the right place! In this post, we’ll cover Ford Expedition fan clutch failure symptoms as well a fan clutch problem diagnosis and repair. We’ll also provide the parts number for the recommended replacement fan clutch parts for the Ford Expedition.

Ford Expedition Fan Clutch Failure Symptoms

If your Ford Expedition’s fan clutch is failing, you’ll probably notice one or more of the following symptoms:

  • The vehicle overheats, or the temperature gauge shows higher than normal temperatures.
  • Excessively noisy cooling fan/fans – this noise may be accompanied by a cooling fan that wobbles.
  • Reduced engine power or fuel economy.

For more info on fan clutch failure, check out this article.

Fan Clutch Problem Diagnosis And Repair

We put together an in-depth article on fan clutch troubleshooting, but in general, the following steps outline the diagnosis process. There are two types of cooling fans – ones that run constantly and ones that engage when the engine reaches a specific operating temperature. The first thing to confirm is the type of fan on your Ford Expedition. (Most have a fan that engages when needed.) Then check to see if it operates properly. Once the engine is turned off and cool, you should be able to spin the fan by hand. It should move with minimal resistance and be free of any wobbling or vibration. Check the fan clutch for any leaks. If you see fluid leaking from the clutch, it’s a sign it’s going bad.

Removing the fan clutch assembly requires disconnecting the fan from the water pump, which is attached in one of two ways:

  1. Older fans are connected to the water pump or engine by four large bolts. If this is the case with your Expedition, the fan and fan clutch can be removed using a set of basic wrenches. (You may need to also remove the fan shroud and the radiator to replace the fan clutch. Then it’s just a matter of removing the fan and clutch assembly.)
  2. Newer fans are connected with one large center nut. To remove this type of fan assembly, you’ll either need a pulley locking tool or a way to hold the fan in place. (You may need to also remove the fan shroud and the radiator to replace the fan clutch. Then it’s just a matter of removing the fan and clutch assembly.)

Recommended Replacement Fan Clutch Parts For The Ford Expedition

We recommend the following parts for replacement fan clutches on your Ford Expedition:

YearModelPart #
2003-2006Ford Expedition925-2340
2007-2008Ford Expedition925-2370
2010Ford Expedition925-2390

If you don’t see your Expedition in this list, please look it up in our catalog of GMB or contact us.

GMB Offers Quality Fan Clutch Replacements

As a leader in aftermarket automotive parts since 1943, GMB has high-quality products that you and your customers can rely on. We make parts that are known for quality in the auto industry, including universal joints, water pumps, wheel bearings, hub assemblies, fan clutch parts, and more. Our fan clutch components are manufactured to match the exact OEM specifications with 99.99% accuracy and strict tolerance limits. We’re always here to help – if you have any questions about any of our products, please contact us.


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