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CARQUEST Fan Clutch - Electronic

Part No. 215156 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
  • Electronic fan clutch
  • Direct OE replacement
  • OE performance, fit and appearance
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Bolt Hole Quantity, Engine Side:4
Fan Bolt Circle:3.81 in
Fan Mount Height:1.54 in
Heavy Duty:No
Mounting Bolt Hole Size:1.25 in
Mounting Hardware Included:No
O.E.M. Replacement:Yes
Overall Diameter:7.48
Overall Height:5.69 in
Pilot Depth:0.76 in
Pilot Shaft Diameter/Thread Size:1.5 in
Rotation:REV
Shaft Nut Size:1.42 in
Thermostatic:No
Thread Size:1.5 in
Use Type:Electronic Fan Clutch

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CARQUESTFan Clutch - Electronic
 
4.2

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (5)
  • Easy to install (5)
  • Improves engine efficiency (3)

Cons

  • Difficult to install (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (8)
  • Replacement (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (7), Auto enthusiast (4), Mechanic (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Sure it needs a fan Clutch?

If you hear ticking at idle coming from fan clutch, its the PCM needing a reflash and not a fan clutch problem. there is a GM TSB on this. take it to a...Read complete review

If you hear ticking at idle coming from fan clutch, its the PCM needing a reflash and not a fan clutch problem. there is a GM TSB on this. take it to a [@] and get the J6354 reflash done. i hope this saves someone [$]!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

On the fence about the quality

Bought this a direct replacement for the O.E. Electric Fan Clutch for my 05 GMC Envoy. It was half the price of the dealer part and came with a lifetime guarantee. I'm up...Read complete review

Bought this a direct replacement for the O.E. Electric Fan Clutch for my 05 GMC Envoy. It was half the price of the dealer part and came with a lifetime guarantee. I'm up in the air right now on the quality. The SUV roars like a freight train after initial startup and driving. It finally cuts loose and settles down after a few minutes of driving (sounds normal). We'll see how it holds up. Only been installed about a week up to this point.

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5.0

YES INDEED

By 

from MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA

Verified Buyer

Comments about CARQUEST Fan Clutch - Electronic:

EVERYTHING WORKED GREAT. THANK YOU

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Fit as it should. Would buy again.

By 

from Richmond, IN

Verified Buyer

Comments about CARQUEST Fan Clutch - Electronic:

Would buy again. But hope I don't have to.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
3.0

On the fence about the quality

By 

from Saraland, AL

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Direct Replacement
  • East To Install

Cons

  • Questioning The Quality

Best Uses

    Comments about CARQUEST Fan Clutch - Electronic:

    Bought this a direct replacement for the O.E. Electric Fan Clutch for my 05 GMC Envoy. It was half the price of the dealer part and came with a lifetime guarantee. I'm up in the air right now on the quality. The SUV roars like a freight train after initial startup and driving. It finally cuts loose and settles down after a few minutes of driving (sounds normal). We'll see how it holds up. Only been installed about a week up to this point.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Works like a charm

    By 

    from Brooksville, Florida

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about CARQUEST Fan Clutch - Electronic:

    Clutch fan was half what the shop quoted. Surprised at its high quality. Tool kit i paid deposit on to use was useless, but overall extremely pleased with the transaction and experience .

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Worked better than I thought

    By 

    from San Antonio, T.X

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about CARQUEST Fan Clutch - Electronic:

    Too easy to install

     
    4.0

    Would buy this over Dorman

    By 

    from Thornville, Oh

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about CARQUEST Fan Clutch - Electronic:

    Much better that the Dorman model

    (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Not compatible 2008 Trailblazer

    By 

    from Pa

    About Me Casual Driver

    Comments about CARQUEST Fan Clutch - Electronic:

    I own a 2008 Chevy Trailblazer and this electric clutch fan IS NOT compitable. My clutch fan does not have the electric wire that comes with this clutch.

    (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Cooling System overhaul

    By 

    from Glass Lake, ny

    About Me Casual Driver

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer
    3 or more reviews submitted

    Pros

    • Improves Engine Efficiency

    Cons

    • Difficult To Install

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Replacement

    Comments about CARQUEST Fan Clutch - Electronic:

    Not an easy job to replace. Unit is threaded to threads on the water pump shaft. Requires special tool or a means of holding the water pump pulley to break loose fan clutch to water pump connection. Once clutch assembly is free the radiator fan shourd and fan clutch assembly must be removed together. Have had no problem sense replacment

    (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Installed on a 2003 Envoy XL

    By 

    from Front Range, CO

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer
    Helpful Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Difficult To Install

      Best Uses

      • Replacement

      Comments about CARQUEST Fan Clutch - Electronic:

      Rented the fan clutch tool kit as well, but the wrench to hold the water pump assembly did not line up (bolts have to be perfectly in line for it to fit). Used a box end instead and turned pump until it was wedged against another pulley, then I could use fan clutch tool to loosen fan clutch. Really tough, tight spaces, but completed the project. Inspected all original components to ensure no obvious issues. Fan clutch was still throwing code P1481, but I did not have a chance to address it as the fan came apart while driving, tearing out wire harness, puncturing radiator and breaking shroud. UGH! Took it to mechanic at that point to make the vehicle safe. This had nothing to do with AdvanceAuto, they rock. Has to do with bad GM design and known issues with fan clutch. Envoy is fine now, but I won't buy a GM vehicle again.

      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Looks and works just like origional.

      By 

      from Cleveland,OH

      About Me Mechanic

      Verified Buyer
      Helpful Reviewer

      Pros

      • Improves Engine Efficiency

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Replacement

        Comments about CARQUEST Fan Clutch - Electronic:

        Not the eaisiest part to install but take your time and wear gloves. I fabricated my own tool to hold the water pump while I broke loose the clutch nut.I am happy with the results.

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        6 Questions | 6 Answers
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        • Q:

          does this part need to be programmed after installation, or is it pre-programmed from the factory?
          Asked on 9/5/2012 by sheri from brownsburg

          1 answer

          • CUSTOMER CARE

            A:

            This Imperial Fan Clutch - Electronic - part# 215156 is a direct OE (original equipment) replacement and as this part is vehicle specific and depending on the application, the elctronic fan clutch is programmed through the ECM. For any further assistance, please visit your nearest Advance Auto store or call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and one of our representatives there would be more than happy to assist you.

            Answered on 9/5/2012 by Vincent from AAP
        • Q:

          Does this unit need to be programmed? Or is it already programmed from the factory?
          Asked on 9/4/2012 by george from brownsburg,In

          1 answer

          • CUSTOMER CARE

            A:

            This Imperial Fan Clutch - Electronic (Part# 215156) is a direct OE replacement. However, this product is vehicle specific. In order for us to further assist you, would you please provide us with the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle application or you can contact us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store for further assistance.

            Answered on 9/5/2012 by Rick from AAP
        • Q:

          Will this product correct the Reduced Power feature from coming on?
          Asked on 12/31/2011 by Goosetat from Centre, Al

          1 answer

          • CUSTOMER CARE

            A:

            To help you in a better manner, if you could please include the year, make, model and engine specification of the vehicle and we would be better able to assist you.

            Answered on 1/2/2012 by Aaron from AAP
        • Q:

          what skill level and tools are required to replace this unit/
          Asked on 8/29/2011 by tony from cleveland, oh

          1 answer

          • CUSTOMER CARE

            A:

            It depends upon the skill level of the person performing the operation. For installation, I would recommend purchasing a Haynes repair manual.

            Answered on 8/30/2011 by Dennis from AAP
        • Q:

          HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO INSTALL
          Asked on 4/4/2011 by MICHAEL from FREDERICK,MD

          1 answer

          • CUSTOMER CARE

            A:

            Well this all depends on the skill level of whoever is removing or replacing the part. Some may have a harder time than others who have experience. I would recommend purchasing a Haynes repair manual specifically for your vehicle. This should be able to assist you further into detail on how to repair or replace specific parts.

            Answered on 4/7/2011 by Parts Guru Geo from AAP
        • Q:

          How does clutch fan come off.
          Asked on 6/3/2010 by Anonymous from Lugoff SC

          1 answer

          • CUSTOMER CARE

            A:

            Usually it just unbolts from the water pump.

            Answered on 6/3/2010 by Mike from AAP
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