Clutch fan blade removal to get to water pump

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MIKE MALONE
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  • 2001 FORD RANGER
  • 3.0L
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 2,100 MILES
How to remove air conditioning hose to get to water pump and bolts on clutch fan blade? I need to get fan blade of for replacement of water pump. What to use to wedge etc, to brake big bolt holding fan blade to pulley to pump?
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Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 AT 1:49 PM

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JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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To remove the fan clutch / blade, there is a special tool. Most of the nationally recognized parts stores will lend it to you. Once installed, it will hold the pulley in place so you can loosen the bolt. NOTE: In the past, the easiest thing I found to do is install the tool and then use a hammer to smack the wrench. The quick impact usually takes 2 or 3 shots to break it loose.
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Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 AT 6:34 PM
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KEN
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Here is a video that will show you how to do the job.

https://youtu.be/N_-MLVlBHk8

Please let us know what happens.

Cheers, Ken
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Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 AT 7:43 PM

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