Fan Clutch - 7" Thermal Heavy Duty
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CARQUEST Fan Clutch - 7" Thermal Heavy Duty

Part No. 215127 Warranty Details  

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The fan clutch is the component of the cooling system that varies the fan speed to meet the cooling needs of the engine. The fan clutch provides high airflow volume and, by only operating the fan as needed, promotes good fuel economy. CARQUEST fan clutches are designed to meet OE performance specifications.

Product Features:
  • CARQUEST Premium Fan Clutch
  • 7" thermal heavy-duty
  • Designed, tested and built by application
  • OE performance, fit and appearance
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Bolt Hole Quantity:4
Bolt Hole Size:0.3125 in
Bolt/Nut Type:STANDARD
Fan Bolt Circle:3.25 in
Fan Mount Height:2.965 in
Heavy Duty:No
Mounting Hardware Included:No
OE Replacement:No
Overall Height:2.965 in
Pilot Depth:0.7 in
Pilot Shaft Diameter/Thread Size:1.5 in
Rotation:REV
Shaft Nut Size:1.44 in
Thermostatic:Yes
Thread Size/Diameter:1.5 in
Type:7ö THERMAL HEAVY DUTY

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CARQUESTFan Clutch - 7" Thermal Heavy Duty
 
4.7

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (10)
  • Improves engine efficiency (7)
  • Durable (6)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Replacement (12)
  • Everyday driving (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (8)

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5.0

Just what I ask for

By 

from Travelers Rest, SC

Verified Buyer

Comments about CARQUEST Fan Clutch - 7" Thermal Heavy Duty:

It was easy to install and works great. Not sure about durability because I've only had it on my car for 3 days.

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5.0

fan clutch dodge dakota

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from topeka kansas

About Me Casual Driver

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Install
  • Improves Engine Efficiency
  • Increases Power
  • Ordered On Line Pick Up

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Everyday Driving
  • Replacement

Comments about CARQUEST Fan Clutch - 7" Thermal Heavy Duty:

better than the factory version . excellent choice for the money

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5.0

Worth the purchase

By 

from Columbus Ohio

About Me Casual Driver

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Improves Engine Efficiency

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Replacement

    Comments about CARQUEST Fan Clutch - 7" Thermal Heavy Duty:

    Midas installed a defective clutch but stood behind their product, made our car sound like a turbocharged prop, now it sounds like a normal vehicle.

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    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good for my auto, good for me

    By 

    from Laredo tx

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer
    Level 1

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Improves Engine Efficiency
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving
      • Replacement

      Comments about CARQUEST Fan Clutch - 7" Thermal Heavy Duty:

      Satisfactory

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      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Easy install with a few household items!

      By 

      from Ohio

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer
      Level 2

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • No Improvement In Performance

      Best Uses

      • Replacement

      Comments about CARQUEST Fan Clutch - 7" Thermal Heavy Duty:

      OKAY, so dont bother renting the tool they offer for this change of parts. NO USE ,... what you need is a pipewrench and a wire hanger. tie the wire hanger thru the hole on the pulley and tie it off on the top of the motor to keep it from turning.. another form of a tough strong wire would work too. use the pipewrench to turn or hit it with a hammer, or use a cheater pipe. This makes it an easy fix, anyone can do. No need to pay a mechanic to do this. once i had the right tools it took maybe 20 minutes to change this out!

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      5.0

      Major Hint taking old one off!!!!!!

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      from Ringgold Ga

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      Level 3

      Pros

      • 30 Yr Semi Pro
      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Improves Engine Efficiency

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about CARQUEST Fan Clutch - 7" Thermal Heavy Duty:

          HINT, HINT, to remove old clutch, take flat bar from woodworking tools, place behind waterpump pully against timing cover, turn nut counter clockwise with cressent wrench. If nut will not move, hold pulley with flatbar, and give quick blow with hammer to cressent wrench counter clockwise. keep giving quick blow until starts spinning. Yes it does come off, no don't buy special tools, just a cresent wrench, flat bar, and hammer. do not take engine fron apart, it will slide our, 4 bolts on fan and slide new one in with some wiggling!

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          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Does want is suppos to do, cool my truck

          By 

          from VAB, VA

          About Me Casual Driver

          Verified Buyer
          Level 2

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Replacement

            Comments about CARQUEST Fan Clutch - 7" Thermal Heavy Duty:

            Works good

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            (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Engine overheating problem solver.

            By 

            from Barrington Hills, IL

            About Me 100 Mile Daily Commuter, Auto Enthusiast

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            Level 3

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Install
            • Improves Engine Efficiency
            • Lightweight
            • Re-energizes Cooling Syst

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving
            • Replacement

            Comments about CARQUEST Fan Clutch - 7" Thermal Heavy Duty:

            The fan clutch is the most overlooked component when diagnosing engine overheating and air-conditioning problems. Had issues with Dodge Durango 4.7 running hot and watching the temperature gauge creeping ever so higher at continual highway speeds. Along with the air-conditioning becoming less effective over time because less air passes throught the condenser coil and radiator. Being in the HVAC business, the first thing I checked was the fan clutch. Replaced it and problem solved. Engine runs cool and air-conditioning is awesome. Wheather it's 60 degees or 100 degrees outside, enging runs at close to the same temperature all the time. As long as your replacing the fan clutch, it's a good idea to flush the radiator and engine and check the hoses. A worn fan clutch can also cause premature wear on the transmission and power steering because often the fan also cools those components as well.

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            (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            5 stars

            By 

            from NY

            About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Truck Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer
            Helpful Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Install
            • Improves Engine Efficiency

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving
              • Replacement

              Comments about CARQUEST Fan Clutch - 7" Thermal Heavy Duty:

              Super duty! Keeps my engine cool and prevents overheating.

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              (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Works as advertised.

              By 

              from Home

              About Me Casual Driver

              Verified Buyer
              Level 1

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Replacement

                  Comments about CARQUEST Fan Clutch - 7" Thermal Heavy Duty:

                  Works like it is suppose to for a 2000 Dodge Dakota.

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                  • Q:

                    i may need to replace my clutch fan on my 1999 dodge dakota 3.9 is there a tool to uninstall?
                    Asked on 12/18/2013 by lou from hammond in.

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Hi Lou, great question! Pop the hood. Unbolt the fan shroud from the core support using the 3/8-inch ratchet and socket. Move it out of the way so you can access the fan. Set the pry bar on the water pump pulley, just behind the engine fan. Set the pry bar between two of the bolts on the pulley to hold it steady and stop it from turning. Attempt to turn the fan by hand to make sure the pry bar is holding the pump steady. Remove the hex-head bolt behind the fan using an open-end wrench. Turn it off of the pulley, then lift the fan and clutch out of the engine. Unbolt the fan from the clutch using the 3/8-inch ratchet and socket.

                      Answered on 12/19/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                  • Q:

                    i may need to replace my clutch fan is there a tool to uninstall?
                    Asked on 12/18/2013 by lou from hammond in.

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Hi Lou, great question! For assisting you further please provide the year, make, model and engine size of the vehicle.

                      Answered on 12/19/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                  • Q:

                    the nut on the clutch fan that go's on the water pump is it right hand or left hand. LES
                    Asked on 9/30/2013 by more or les from ocklawaha fl 32179

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Hi More or Less, For any further assistance regarding the Imperial Fan Clutch - 7" Thermal Heavy Duty (Part No. 215127), please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                      Answered on 10/1/2013 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    After installing mine never seems to disengage noisy at all rpms
                    Asked on 4/13/2013 by Dan from Akron ohio

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      With reference to your inquiry on the Imperial Fan Clutch - 7" Thermal Heavy Duty - Part No. 215127 the fan will rotate constantly regardless. The clutch engages and locks the blade to it so that it spins faster than normal the hotter that it gets. The only time that your fan will not spin is when the motor is off. However if the rotation is noisy you will have to check the fan clutch again as it might be defective. I would suggest taking your vehicle to a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis before buying and having parts installed that may not (solve/be) the problem. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                      Answered on 4/15/2013 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
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