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Easy and quick, helps if your engine is overcooling, or if the viscous coupler goes bad.

Tools needed:
-10mm socket and ratchet
-Adjustable wrench able to go up to 1-1/4"
-Breaker bar for adjustable wrench (pipe)
-GM clutch fan tool, or make one yourself

You can dink around trying to tighten the tensioner, or do it the easy way. There are 4 unthreaded holes in the water pump pulley. You can use a $10 princess auto/harbor freight GM clutch fan removal tool, or make one yourself. The holes are 2" apart, and a 1/2" dip between for the clutch fan bolt.



Put two bolts/nail/corn chips through the holes, slide on the tool.



Put the adjustable on, put on your breaker bar, and pull the two tools together.



Once it's loose, undo the 4 bolts holding the fan shroud to the radiator, and lift the fan and shroud up simultaneously. Run it without the shroud and clutch fan, or go from here to install an electric. (next writeup)
 

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I almost forgot to come and post up. THANK YOU!

I did exactly what you showed and I pulled mine off without a problem.
 

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And thank you Carl for making this pop to the top.. I've been getting lazy about checking in here on the computer so I didn't even realize this was posted.. Its so much easier to do daily forum rounds on Tapatalk while I'm sitting on the can.. :jester:
 

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Thanks a ton. I stumbled on this at the perfect time. Need to pull the fan off my 5.2 to replace the water pump and some other junk before I toss it into the Ramcharger. I rented a tool kit from the parts store last year to pull the fan off my Durango so I could replace the water pump, but now that i will have the same style in both the durango and the ramcharger I might as well make my own.
 

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pffff why go threw all that trouble when all ya need is a air hammer with a good chisel bit. Just get it down in there with the air hammer preferable long stroke/nose air hammer catch the edge the nut and give it a few raps.. bam loose.. might make a few marks it the nut before it pops but hasn't let me down yet in 5 years... The argument is your putting un natural force on the W/P bearing but if that is what your in there too change who cares .. getting it tight just hit the other side of the nut a few times and bobs your uncle. If you neversesze the nut and new pump you will never have a problem un winding it with ease next time
 

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Thanks :)

I know this is a little old but I seen this and I didn't have the metal but decided to use the same concept and used a old cut up ratchet strap tied to the pulley and the alternator support bracket. Came right of in negative temps and saved me alot of money. Thanks alot man :)
 
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