How do you remove fan clutch on '95 Chevy Astro van?

How do you remove fan clutch on '95 Chevy Astro van?

Postby webcat [OP] » November 19th 2009, 3:37am

Its the one that has a big nut on it! Can i make a special tool?
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Re: How do you remove fan clutch on '95 Chevy Astro van?

Postby 01safari » November 19th 2009, 4:29am

There are a variety of them on the market. I barrowed one from the parts store. you loosened two of the four bolts on the pulley, and then attached it there to hold the pulley in place. Then with the thin wrench provided in the kit, you can loosen the fan clutch. I will look for the brand name or a picture.
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Re: How do you remove fan clutch on '95 Chevy Astro van?

Postby webcat [OP] » November 19th 2009, 4:35am

Ok , i think I'll go to AutoZone tomorrow and ask if they have one they'll loan me and then after i use it i'll have an idea of what i can make for a removal tool for the future!
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Re: How do you remove fan clutch on '95 Chevy Astro van?

Postby grandamle91 » November 20th 2009, 5:34am

I hope yours isn't rusted on, i couldn't get mine off so i cut the damn thing off and added a elec fan, its nice not to hear the fan
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Re: How do you remove fan clutch on '95 Chevy Astro van?

Postby GaryZ » November 20th 2009, 6:22pm

A large crescent wrench with the wrench at 12 o'clock.
Adjust it snug to the fan nut.
Hit it with a large hammer.

This method has knocked the nut loose most of the time
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Re: How do you remove fan clutch on '95 Chevy Astro van?

Postby grandamle91 » November 20th 2009, 6:37pm

GaryZ wrote:A large crescent wrench with the wrench at 12 o'clock.
Adjust it snug to the fan nut.
Hit it with a large hammer.

This method has knocked the nut loose most of the time



Is it lefty loosey or is it one of those righty loosey
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Re: How do you remove fan clutch on '95 Chevy Astro van?

Postby GaryZ » November 20th 2009, 7:57pm

grandamle91 wrote:
GaryZ wrote:A large crescent wrench with the wrench at 12 o'clock.
Adjust it snug to the fan nut.
Hit it with a large hammer.

This method has knocked the nut loose most of the time



Is it lefty loosey or is it one of those righty loosey


I am pretty sure it is a standard lefty (ccw to loosen).
BTW . . . leave the serpentine belt on for this method.
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Re: How do you remove fan clutch on '95 Chevy Astro van?

Postby grandamle91 » November 20th 2009, 9:32pm

GaryZ wrote:
grandamle91 wrote:
GaryZ wrote:A large crescent wrench with the wrench at 12 o'clock.
Adjust it snug to the fan nut.
Hit it with a large hammer.

This method has knocked the nut loose most of the time



Is it lefty loosey or is it one of those righty loosey


I am pretty sure it is a standard lefty (ccw to loosen).
BTW . . . leave the serpentine belt on for this method.



I still can't bust mine loose, oh well i guess when these pump dies i'll just get a new pully
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Re: How do you remove fan clutch on '95 Chevy Astro van?

Postby david5300 » January 4th 2013, 4:09am

I am just finishing up on this very project. I replaced the water pump and asked the same question. Yes, A Z will loan you the tool to remove the fan and clutch. The tool is nothing more than a large flat wrench. HOWEVER I was told the nut was reverse threaded and it was not! This cost me a tensioner and a fan clutch because I had unfortunately destroyed both tring to remove it ( 2000 Astro Van 4.3 v6 ) and since I was told it was reverse threated I spent 2 days in the N.E. Ohio tightening it. Oh and if you must you can remove the 4 bolts that hold the water pump to the block and it will come off as a unit. Hope this has helped, now I must finish the project .
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