fan clutch

Asked by Mar 21, 2010 at 09:15 PM about the 1976 Triumph Spitfire

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Are the fan clutches on the 76 spitfire rebuildable? Mine has a bad bearing. Of course, I don't even know
if it is a bearing or if the center hub has some other function. There isn't much information online. I can't
even tell if it is supposed to have silicone fluid in it or if it is the other type of fan clutch.

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hi the only purpose of the viscous coupling is to stop you cutting your fingers off. like what happens on a fixed fan car. your bearing problem sounds like water pump to me they are arround £60 plus £90 if your viscous coupling is faulty. these are usually sealed units. the cheapest option is to fit a fixed fan and water pump from mk4 models

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