I have an 02 ram 1500 5.9 new clutch fan is it supposed to be so loud is it ok to drive

Asked by Jun 25, 2014 at 03:43 AM about the Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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When you first start it after sitting for a while, it should engage and roar for a while. The idea is to draw a large quantity of air across the radiator when it needs it and then float free when it doesn't - helping your fuel mileage. Most vehicles don't require a fan over about 30 MPH unless towing or climbing a hill. Grab the fan with both hands (with the engine off of course) and see if you can spin it with a little resistance. If it's frozen change it, if it rotates - it's working the way it was designed to work.

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I beleve its working properly the old one didn't sound like that and it is real loud I changed the water pump and it was highly recomended to change the clutch ok your right it is not that easy to turn the fan so I should change that too I almost put the other clutch back to get rid of the noise


First off did you put the correct one in? Sometimes there is a thematic and non-thematic option. A thematic optioned clutch has a wound up coil spring in the front. This is OEM. Also I see on the parts list there are two different options, with or without Max cooling. Not sure which one will be quieter. For the 5.9L Gasoline engine, Hayden #2736 (Heavy duty) or #2790 (Severe duty) is what I think you should use, both are Max cooling.

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