• Welcome to For Trucks Only !

    We are a community of American Brand Pickup Truck and SUV owners. Join now! Its Free!

Getting that danged screw on fan off.....

Cranky1

Banned Old Stinky Fart
Joined
Jun 4, 2011
Messages
291
Reaction score
221
Location
Paserdener TX
Not my first rodeo with these but someone must have hammered it tight and by the way the nut looks, they air chiseled it on. I'm getting pretty close to using heat on it but man, hate doing that in the shop and it's raining outside. I moved the hood prop rod to the far edge of the hood to get a better swing at the wrench but so far no good. Right now it's being dosed with a good penetrating fluid and am waiting for it to soak in good but I doubt it's going to help. The China made wrench from a pawn shop that I'm beating on is 15" long so I don't care what it looks like so long as it does the job. Any ideas on other methods to get it off? Man, the ones on my other Dodges were easy to get off. Truck in question is a 96 Dakota but doubt that matters....
 

Scoots

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 3, 2012
Messages
115
Reaction score
103
Location
Fred'burg, VA
I always use a big strap wrench to hold the pulley, where the belt rides and then a gig adjustable from HF that I ground a bit off to make narrower. Oh and then a piece of sched 40 pipe for leverage. Works great everytime.
 

Cranky1

Banned Old Stinky Fart
Joined
Jun 4, 2011
Messages
291
Reaction score
221
Location
Paserdener TX
Used an air hammer on it and it looks like someone else did at one time. Just hope my pump doesn't start leaking now. Kinda funny that I was able to get the fan loose on my 95 with very little effort. I'm thinking someone used an air hammer to tighten it on the 96. I need to pull the pulley off of the AC compressor for a bearing change and noticed the clutch plate has a broken spring. Don't want to spend 150+ for a new clutch just because the plate needs replacing.
 

65 sporty

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 8, 2015
Messages
2,621
Reaction score
2,047
Location
Kingston, Mi
Glad you got it off. We have a few different tools at work for these.

A kit like this, but ours is MAC

One like this to hold the water pump pulley

And a kit with 6 different tools like this one to hold the water pump pulley on different engines
 

mgoblue9798

New Member
Joined
Feb 28, 2018
Messages
1
Reaction score
0
Location
atlanta
I just wind up replacing the water pump on them. Probably long in the tooth anyway, and I am too old to be wrestling with that stuff just to save a few bucks. I either switch back to the old style bolt on pulley/pump/fan deal, or run electric fans.
 

moparmarks

Active Member
Joined
Aug 9, 2019
Messages
84
Reaction score
33
Location
Western Colorado High Desert
Glad you got it off. We have a few different tools at work for these.

A kit like this, but ours is MAC

One like this to hold the water pump pulley

And a kit with 6 different tools like this one to hold the water pump pulley on different engines
I have a set of those and they have worked real good on several later model cars and trucks. Couple of my Dakotas and Cummins too.
 
Top