Practically speaking, are special tools needed to remove the viscous fan

Asked by Jul 11, 2011 at 08:01 AM about the 2002 Land Rover Discovery

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I need to get the fan out of the way so that I could repair a leaking power steering pump.  What special tool is the cheapest?

1 Answer

605

technically yes if the the threads are corroded/overtight, there is a factory tool to hold the pulley as you loosen the vuscous coupling. In reality Techs just use a thin fan wrench and a short sharp shock with a hammer will break it loose. Bear in mind that this is a learned technique and viscous couplings have both LH and RH threads depending on application. (hint the coupling should be being tightened with the engine running and the crank turns in a clockwise direction!) Havefun

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Land Rover Discovery Experts

  • #1
    Simon Briggs
    Reputation
    530
  • #2
    Matt Mankinen
    Reputation
    380
  • #3
    chassy
    Reputation
    360
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Land Rover Range Rover
53 Great Deals out of 3,547 listings starting at $2,850
Used Land Rover Defender
130 listings starting at $28,990
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
930 Great Deals out of 67,530 listings starting at $950
Used Toyota 4Runner
303 Great Deals out of 27,641 listings starting at $1,900
Used BMW X5
337 Great Deals out of 15,428 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota Land Cruiser
18 Great Deals out of 1,059 listings starting at $3,997
Used Jeep Wrangler
450 Great Deals out of 20,131 listings starting at $2,500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Land Rover Discovery For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 1,590 listings starting at $47,999

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.