The Importance of a Fan Clutch And Replacements

Fan Clutch Keeping your engine cool is an important step in maintaining your engine for years to come. Every semi-truck owner wants to save on fuel economy and horsepower and a properly functioning fan clutch does just that.

A fan clutch is usually thermostatically controlled, meaning depending on the temperature of the engine determines when the fan comes on. Instead of constantly running based on engine speed which in turn, would use more power and become noisier when accelerating the vehicle. Most are operated by pulleys and belts connected to the crankshaft.

Indications of a Bad Fan Clutch

One of the most obvious signs that your fan clutch is malfunctioning is your engine is overheating. An engine may overheat from other factors as well such as a bad radiator, but it is one indication of a bad fan clutch. One of the other signs is very loud fan noises. Another sign might be bad fuel economy and loss in acceleration.

If you feel yours is starting to break down, visit the experts at Southpointe Radiator.  With decades of experience, our experts can let you know exactly what is wrong with your fan clutch. We carry Kitmaster brand fan clutch rebuild kits. Kitmaster is the leading industry standard in rebuilt fan clutch kits.

The benefits of a Kitmaster kit are:

  • Highest Torque Rating
  • Ease of Install
  • Lower Cost
  • Fail-Safe Design
  • Dual Fan Pilot
  • 200,000 Mile Warranty

At Southpointe Radiator we carry Kitmaster kit that works with Caterpillar, Cummins, Detroit Deisel, and Volvo to name a few. These fan clutches can be either air-engaged or spring engaged. We also carry hub-bearing kits as well.

When it comes to keeping your engine running great for years to come, Southpointe Radiator has all the replacement parts you need to keep your truck on the road. From coolant tubes to fan clutches we carry it all, give us a call today at 734.351.5365 and see what we can do for you.


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