Is my fan clutch bad

Tiny
EAGLES52
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  • 2005 GMC ENVOY
  • 2.4L
  • V6
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 170,000 MILES
So my wife went into a ditch and bounced out. The fan had no issues prior. Now, the fan starts upon cold starting the engine but does not engage when the temperature rises. You can manually spin the fan, but it is not free spinning as there is resistance.
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Sunday, August 19th, 2018 AT 4:01 PM

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Tiny
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Good morning.

The fan clutch may have been damaged when it went off the road.

When it went into the ditch, the fan may have hit the shroud and damaged the clutch assembly.

I would replace it and make sure there is no update for the ECM. It does control the operation of the clutch.

Roy

Removal Procedure
1. Remove the cooling fan and shroud.

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2. Remove the push-pin and release the fan clutch electrical connector from the fan shroud.
3. Remove the fan clutch from the fan shroud.
4. Remove the bolts retaining the fan blade to the fan clutch.
5. Separate the fan blade from the fan clutch.
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Monday, August 20th, 2018 AT 3:59 AM

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