How Does a Fan Clutch Work?

Fan Clutch Work

No matter if you have a Kysor, Horton, or any brand fan clutch, it may come a time when you have to replace your fan clutch. Before you replace it, you may wonder how does a fan clutch work? A fan clutch is used as an integral part of your engine’s cooling system.  A fan clutches main job is to make sure air flows through your engine when the vehicle is stopped or moving at slower speeds. It is usually located near the water pump and is operated with belts and pulley’s connected to the crankshaft.

When the temperature of the engine becomes hotter than the clutch that is when it starts to help cool the engine. The fan clutch was created in the 1960’s for the purpose of saving power on the engine. The original fan that the fan clutch replaced was much noisier and consumed too much energy.

Fan Clutch Failure Symptoms

A sure sign the clutch is going bad is the engine is overheating when not moving. This means the fan is not circulating air in the engine causing the overheating. Another indicator is during the winter months and your heater is not blowing hot air more like luke warm air.  Luckily, replacing your part is not that hard. We have fan clutches for your semi or heavy duty truck. Also, we carry them for Kysor or Hortons and have hub bearing kits.

If you are looking for Kitmasters rebuild kits, we are your source. Our kits come with a 2-year 200,000-mile warranty. We carry a wide selection of kits like the 9.5 Special Friction Rebuild Complete and many more! Finally, if you are looking for Horton Type Post 2001 Spring fan clutches we have them as well. If you cannot find what you are looking for give us a call at 1-888-897-6265 and our experts can help you find the right fan clutch for your truck.

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