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Could the Fan Clutch be bad on a 2003 Trailblazer?

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Answered 2007-01-21 19:05:52

I asked a few mechanic friends of mine. All pretty much said it was the fan clutch by my description. The answer above is really just, terrible. I understand that it is a part that can and does wear out just like any other part. I was really asking, if anyone thought the fan clutch was bad in this case. Oh well. I took it to the dealer since I found out my extended warranty covers it. They said a bearing had gone bad in the water pump and was causing the wobble. This affected the fan clutch, so they both had to be replaced. Good thing that warranty covered it, because the total damage ended up being $891.00. Holy Crap! Normally I wouldn't go to the dealer, but all the other shops charged $550 just like the dealer just to replace the fan clutch. Oh well. The fan clutch failure is related to the silicone inside and parts failing and not allowing it to disengage. The constant roar of air and the sound of a jet engine is common as is the loss of power related to moving all that air all the time. Newest part Number for 2006/7 should be more reliable as these failing components have been modified. A wobble will be a water pump bearing failure. Usually not directly associated with a fan clutch issue but great to hear they replaced both under the extended.

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