The 5 Vehicles With The Most Fan Clutch Problems
Very few vehicles on the road today use a clutch-driven cooling fan. The ones that do are typically large, rear-wheel drive vehicles or SUVs with large displacement engines. Not surprisingly, that describes all of the vehicles on this list. With that in mind, let’s cover them by providing a summary of each vehicle and a link to the fan clutch parts available from GMB.
The Silverado represents Chevrolet’s range of full-size half-ton and three-quarter-ton trucks. Officially it’s the successor to the long-running C/K model line, which also included a Silverado trim level. Beginning with the GMT800 platform in 1999, the Silverado shared a platform with the GMC Sierra. It was replaced by the GMT900 series in 2007, which the current generation replaced with the K2XX platform in 2014.
The 1999 to 2007 Silverado was the only generation to use a clutch-driven cooling fan. Check out this post for a complete list of fan clutch parts for it, which include both the water pump with the fan clutch.
In 2002 Chevrolet launched the Trailblazer as a new mid-size SUV to replace the S-10 Blazer. Built on top of the same platform as the Chevrolet Colorado, it was intended to be a capable off-roader and offered both all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations. GM planned a second-generation Trailblazer, which was ultimately scrapped for financial reasons. It was replaced in 2009 by the Traverse crossover in the US, but the nameplate still lives on in other parts of the world.
We carry a combined fan clutch/water pump for the 4.2-Liter inline-six, which is interchangeable with the GMC Envoy, Oldsmobile Bravada, and Buick Rainier that use the same engine. Check out this post to learn more about the other fan clutch parts we offer for the Trailblazer.
The Dodge Durango is currently the only SUV built under the Dodge brand and shares its platform with the Jeep Grand Cherokee. The nameplate launched in 1998 as a body-on-frame SUV built atop the Dakota chassis. A second generation version launched in 2004 and continued sharing the Dakota’s chassis but added a rear coil-spring suspension for a better quality ride. Then in 2011, it switched to a unibody frame shared with the Grand Cherokee.
The Durango has an impressive towing capacity of up to 7,500 lbs. and an available Hemi V8 engine. We carry fan clutches for the Durango – you can find them here.
Introduced for the 1997 model year, the Ford Expedition was the successor to the long-running Ford Bronco. It was Ford’s first full-size, four-door Ford SUV and shared a lot of components with the F-150. It competes directly with the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban. Like its competitors, it’s available in regular and extended lengths, with the long wheelbase version serving as the replacement for the Ford Excursion.
We recommend the parts found here for replacement fan clutches on the Ford Expedition.
The Jeep Wrangler was intorduce in 1986 and has been a favorite of off-road enthusiasts for years. The Wrangler features a separate body and frame, front and rear rigid live axles and a fold-flat windshield and the signature removable Jeep doors. The Wrangler suspension includes trackbars and anti-roll bars, and you can find GMB fan clutch parts for the Wrangler here.
GMB Offers Quality Fan Clutch Parts
No matter the make, GMB is a leader in aftermarket automotive parts with quality you can depend on. Since 1943, GMB has products products that you and your customers can rely on including universal joints, water pumps, wheel bearings, hub assemblies, steering and suspension parts, and more. Our fan clutch components are manufactured to match the exact OEM specifications with 99.99% accuracy and strict tolerance limits. If you have questions, we’re always here to help – if you have any questions about any of our products, please contact us.
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