View Full Version : fan clutch tool

09-10-2005, 06:41 PM
anyone around Hamilton have a fan clutch tool and a 32 mm wrench they want to lend or rent? Thanks

09-11-2005, 12:05 AM
if it helps any, you can do it with vice-grips and a screwdriver. That's how I did it.

09-11-2005, 12:27 AM
tried that but no luck. It is really on there tight. I've bent two screwdrivers already. thanks though.

09-11-2005, 12:51 AM
yeah, it was a sob. I know your pain. Maybe try a local garage, and just ask if you can borrow a 32mm right out front of their shop.

09-11-2005, 01:03 AM
have seen most mech. use a large long flathead and hammer. never tried it personally.

09-11-2005, 01:38 AM
I'm sure you already know but I'm just verifying - its a reverse thread...

Justin e36
09-11-2005, 02:08 AM
yep, remember it's reverse thread so it stays tight while the fan spins.
also, use a vice grip, a thick flathead screwdriver, and knock the vice really hard with a hammer. vice grip should be put on with around 30-40LB of pressure.. if you can't do it yourself, use a pair of pliers or another vice grip to lock it in place. Helps to lube it up with some penetrating oil first, and knock the base with a hammer a few times to loosen it up and allow the penetrating oil to come out.

it'll work, trust me.

if you're really that concerned, then pick up what you need from home depot, and return it after.

09-11-2005, 10:47 AM
hey guys...tried it all with no luck. Bent two screwdrivers and two allen keys. I guess i'm stuck trying to borrow the fan clutch tool....anyone?

Justin e36
09-11-2005, 11:32 AM
hmm, your next best bet is just to drive to your local garage and ask to use the tools to remove your fan clutch, and head on home before she overheats.

09-11-2005, 12:23 PM
car is on jack stands in the driveway. Minor front end collision. Can't be driven the way it is. My underdrive pullies, fan delete kit, new rad, aux fan etc... have all arrived but I can't get this gay nut loose. Been trying for three days after work. I guess i"ll just go to the Stealership and buy the stupid tool. I am too frustrated to think of anything else since the car can't really be moved. Thanks for the suggestions though.

09-11-2005, 12:32 PM
got it loose...what a bastard! Thanks guys

09-21-2005, 09:42 PM
Using vice grips is not really a good idea since it clamps down on the threads you're trying to loosen. Often times it'll just make things harder. I used an adjustable crescent wrench with a pipe slid into the end of it, worked like a charm . . leverage is your friend ;)

09-22-2005, 09:28 AM
i've got a 32" thin wrench you can borrow if you want, in markham though

09-22-2005, 01:46 PM
got it done a while ago, but thanks guys