2003 Dodge Durango Clutch Fan Removal and New Aftermarket Electric Fan
The A/C on my 03 Durango had begun to not cool very well when sitting in
traffic and at low speeds, especially on hotter days. After cruising
through the forums, I identified that my stock electric fan was dead. The
stock replacement was $300. The Dodge Forum had many topics similar to my
situation and the go to move was to remove the clutch fan and install an
aftermarket fan such as the Ford Taurus Fan.
I opted to do the same, as I had noticed my clutch fan was acting odd,
coming on at weird times, etc. The reason I decided to do this video is
because I had such a hard time removing the clutch fan. There were youtube
videos out there that described the process, but most of them did not
actually show it, specifically getting the clutch pulley to not spin while
trying to break the nut loose.
You can skip to the end of the video to see the parts required for this
1/9/14 Update. I was asked for an update. If I were to do this over, I
would probably opt to just replace the stock fan with an OEM. The first
fan I used lasted about a year and then burnt up. I haven't noticed any
big impact to HP or MPG. Another user who did the same job also had a 1st
fan fail. This is not a job you want to have to do more than once, and
having to do it twice, my out of pocket is getting close to what it would
have been to buy the replacement oem fan from the dealer.
Supercharged 2003 Dodge Ram 4.7
Ken Belle 2.3 Supercharger. Also a
618-601 comp cam, hooker stainless long tube headers into dual flowmaster
99s. Hughes high Rise manifold, hughes stage 3 ported throttle body, flow
tech wicked trick heads, 75lb TTR racing injectors, shaved deck 75 thou,
19:1 compression. That's about it, more videos to come.
Worlds 2nd fastest Dodge Ram SRT-10
Mike Brady's official world record breaking run at Famosa Race Track in
Bakersfeild. 5/5/07Sponsored by www.vtcoa.com New trap is 129.9 but Dom
505's fastest in the video response has a new trap record at 132mph but
this is still the fastest Srt10 to date as of now.