Engine Cooling Fan Clutch
The Engine Cooling Fan Clutch is a part of your vehicle's cooling mechanism. It is a thermostatic, viscous clutch that engages and disengages the cooling fan from the engine. The cooling fan is driven by the engine through a belt and pulley that is connected to the engine's crankshaft. At cool or normal running temperatures, the fan clutch disengages the fan from the engine in order to save power. At high speeds, when the engine temperature exceeds the thermostatic threshold, the cooling fan clutch fully engages the fan with the engine.
This helps the fan draw more air into the cooling fan assembly over your vehicle's radiator to bring the engine's temperature down. The cooling fan clutch is susceptible to damage owing to the high temperatures it is subjected to. A faulty cooling fan clutch will have an adverse effect on your vehicle's efficiency, as it would cause your engine to overheat easily in the absence of a proper cooling mechanism. This would be evident especially when your car is in idle or in heavy traffic.
The failure of the fan clutch can also affect the performance of your AC as the cooling fan is also used to cool the AC condenser. You should replace a damaged engine cooling fan clutch at the earliest to prevent your engine from sustaining severe damage due to overheating and to prevent a loss of efficiency due to the fan's extra load even at normal temperatures. Over time, the fan clutch bearings can also get worn out. This is indicated by a grinding or scraping noise in the engine bay. At Buy Auto Parts we stock a wide variety of engine cooling fan clutches for every car make and model.
We have genuine OEM replacements and premium aftermarket parts. All our car parts are thoroughly tested and come with a warranty. To view the parts that fit your vehicle, select the right year, make and model of your car on our online catalog. At Buy Auto Parts you will find high-quality engine cooling fan clutches at unbeatable prices, and free shipping. If you have any questions about our car parts, call our toll-free support line 1-888-907-7225 or email us at [email protected].