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#2944 of 2986 Bad Clutch Fan ?
Nov 27, 2011 (6:22 pm)
I have a 99 ranger 98,000 milkes with the 3.0 Flex motor. With the engine off the fan turns with same amount of movement/ resistance at operating temp as it does when it's cold . Should I not be able to move it at all once the the engine has become hot ? I am guessing the clutch is bad ? Any help is appreciated..thanks in advance
#2945 of 2986 Re: Bad Clutch Fan ? [dper299]
Nov 28, 2011 (12:50 am)
I'm not sure, but I would think you have electric fan/s on this car. The viscous coupling fan you described haven't been used on any of my autos in many years.
An electric fan will freewheel the same at cold or hot temps.
#2946 of 2986 Re: Bad Clutch Fan ? [bolivar]
Nov 28, 2011 (8:32 am)
the fan clutch is set to move weather it is running or not. it is filled with oil so it turns at a specified factory speed, if it is to tight it will cause the engine to overheat same way if it turns to freely. if it needs to be replaced most parts stores can tell if it's bad.
hope this helps
#2947 of 2986 Re: Bad Clutch Fan ? [wookie1]
Nov 29, 2011 (1:17 am)
The orginial poster was talking about a 1999 Ranger.
Doesn't it have an electric fan?
#2948 of 2986 Re: Bad Clutch Fan ? [bolivar]
Nov 29, 2011 (11:38 am)
did you look under the hood to see if it is electric? if it's on the engine then it has a clutch, if it's on the radiator then it's electric, you mentioned clutch fan in your origonal post
Dec 01, 2011 (10:39 am)
I'm having a hard time finding antifreeze that matches the specs as listed in my owner's manual. I've got a 2008 Ranger 3.0L V6 and the spec is WSS-M97B51-A1. Would one of the PEAK or PRESTONE brands that say "good for all makes and models" work?
#2950 of 2986 Re: Antifreeze [mikefm58]
Dec 01, 2011 (11:34 am)
if it says good for all makes and models, yes!
#2951 of 2986 What size socket to turn 1974 v6 distributor?
Dec 09, 2011 (10:47 am)
For a 1974 v6 with the distributor way in the back, what size socket do I need to turn the distributor?
#2952 of 2986 Re: What size socket to turn 1974 v6 distributor? [clarkejoe]
Dec 10, 2011 (10:48 am)
you can use a 1/2" or 13mm
#2953 of 2986 Transmission problems
Dec 13, 2011 (8:07 am)
I have a 2000 Ford Ranger xlt. The problem I am having is when I put the vehicle in gear and start to accelerate, I'll get up to around 20, 25, 30 or so mph and the engine reving up high, but the transmission hasnt shifted yet. Then all of a sudden the transmission will pop, the transmission will then shift the way it should. Also when the transmission pops, the overdrive light will come on and begin flashing.
I've had the fluid and the filter changed here recently thinking that might be the problem. Someone has told me about a kick out switch might need to be changed. I've never heard of a kcik out switch on the transmission. And someone else has told me that the transmission needs to be rebuilt.
Just looking for some different input from folks to maybe give me a idea what could be wrong with it.