New fan clutch with shorter threaded portion has fan hitting pulleys


JohnJ78

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The old one had an inch+ threaded section. New one is slightly shorter. Fits on but fan blades are closer to pullies and slightly skim pullies etc.

Other than smacking the blades out further with a hammer, is there a solution to this? Anyone had same issue? Can I space it out with a washer so blades are further away?
 

CodaMan

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Don't bend the blades, that will affect the balance and efficiency of the fan.

I don't see why you couldn't place a washer on each bolt in an emergency situation, but I would get the correct clutch. Is the new clutch a Hayden?
 
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Goatman

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Definitely don't bend the blades. You'll throw it out of balance (guess how I know) and then start a vibe to the water pump. Go get the right one as said above.