Basic. Fan clutch issues, fluid leak

Tiny
IMAGINE62
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  • 2002 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER
  • 4.2L
  • V6
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 185,000 MILES
Hi. New here, female "attempting" all work by myself.

I bought this TB 2 months ago, starting to regret it. ( Wanna go back to jeep!)

Any way besides basic things I did
I replaced FAN CLUTCH, nothing but problems since then ( codes 1484.& 1481). Just went to junk yard to get the top harness part ( the part that comes from fuse box? Thinking of splicing wires for this ( not sure if Well lose voltage)
Damn thing sounds like a JET, if I didn't know the difference would swear it's the tranny acting up!

Also have a fluid leak.I know one is the line from passenger side tranny cooling line, haven't replace that yet
But side of passenger under steering pump, there is fluid under that, checked the lines to n from that all dry n fluid is full in there
The fluid isn't "red" so NOT tranny or power steering.
Oh, how I wish one of you experts are in NY. That would lend a hand. Lol

Any help would be greatly appreciated
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Monday, April 18th, 2016 AT 4:54 PM

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Tiny
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Oh. Forgot to mention MOST issues started after stupidly disconnected neg cable to check fuses.
Also airbag light is on. Don't know if that off sets anything?
Wondering if PMC is a part of issue?
Thanks
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Monday, April 18th, 2016 AT 5:17 PM
Tiny
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Hello, lets take each issue one at a time, first the fan clutch, why did you replace it and where did you get the new part from?
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Monday, April 18th, 2016 AT 7:41 PM
Tiny
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Bought from am-auto parts
Had code p1484. So replaced it.
Now I have a ticking coming from it. Seriously thinking of getting one from junk yard at least it will be an original from Chevy/gm.
Now have code p1481--- harness
Cut a piece off a cars in junk yard to splice together
Now there's a ticking so I know def the clutch itself. Had the place I bought it from send me another one, just gonna have to change it.
I thank u for help
If u think of anything else feel free to share
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Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 AT 2:06 PM
Tiny
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Update.
Actually changed tranny cooler line (woohoo to me)
Strange thing the fan clutch sounds better.
Gonna give a few more days to see if SES light goes off, if not going to look into
Having PMC flashed/updated.
Any one have any thoughts?
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Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 AT 6:07 PM
Tiny
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Ok I think trying a used fan clutch is a good idea, you need to be careful as it seems you are attacking this thing head on with no reason as to why you are doing the work, I have access to the diagnostic process for all fault codes and issues so its better to attack a single issue at a time and stay on point, the more you change the more you risk of causing another issue.
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Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 AT 7:33 PM

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