Intermittent fan clutch engagement

Tiny
DMAURER4
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  • 2006 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER
  • 4.0L
  • V6
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 180,000 MILES
Can the fan clutch engagement issue be intermittent if going bad or would it always be engaged if bad or failing?
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Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 AT 11:39 AM

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Tiny
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Hi,

It can be intermittent. It can be a fluid issue or an electrical issue since the fan is electrically actuated. The fan clutch has three main elements, a fluid chamber, reservoir chamber, and clutch actuator valve/fan speed sensor. The actuator valve and speed sensor are controlled by the power-train control module.

I attached a pic below. Check to make sure the connection at the actuator is clean and tight.

Also, take a look through this link. It describes common symptoms related to a failing fan clutch.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/fan-clutch-symptoms

Let me know if this helps or if you have other questions.

Take care,
Joe
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Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 AT 6:04 PM
Tiny
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Thank you! This was very helpful! Greatly appreciate the help.
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Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 AT 5:15 AM
Tiny
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Hi,

You are very welcome. Please feel free to come back anytime in the future if you have questions or need help.

Take care,
Joe
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Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 AT 5:16 PM
Tiny
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Thanks! I definitely will!
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Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 AT 6:47 PM

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