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You already know the question...which way do I spin the fan off??

If you are standing in the engine bay, looking at the fan.

Looking at the fan, it looks like it spins counterclockwise, so turning CCW would tighten the fan...wouldn't it?

I already bent the fan hub wrench I had holding the hub and trying to turn both ways...I do have the correct size wrench to fit the hub "Nut"...just not having any luck getting it loose.

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just a rule of thumb you turn the fan the same way it turns to remove it.
if you are looking straight at the fan it spins off counter clock wise
 

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Thank you very much!!

At least if I'm going to break something...it should be going in the right direction...:roflmao:
 

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I used an air chisel to spin the fan nut to get mine off.
 

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how the hell did you get a pipe wrench in there?
 

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Easy! You go to Ford, get their special socket that they don't tell you about, and put the pipe wrench on the socket.:muha
 

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since when can you fit a socket over a huge fan :eek:wned just use the air chisel, done this on like 5 trucks

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Easy! You go to Ford, get their special socket that they don't tell you about, and put the pipe wrench on the socket.:muha
 

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oh ok. ive never even seen this socket that ford has, dont doubt it but im looking in our tool room for it tomorrow. i know all the tool companies have a special fan clutch wrench just for 6.0s but im tired of buying tools just to have somone borrow it and break it or loose it.
 

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Where is that darn "That Was Easy" button??

All I had to do is smack the wrench 2 times with a 2Lb sledge, and it was loose. No way it was coming loose trying to be "Gentle".
 

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funny i read this today my matco guy came in today his sales flyer for this month has a special tool for fans on 6.0 PS P/N mst3950 for 45.00 might want to check it out online
 

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yep i got the same one today and laughed, if it was two years ago when i was buying tools left and right i would be all over it but not anymore.
 

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I actually have made a wrench for each of the motors i've had to pull fans off of-

Just get yourself a 3' piece of 1/4" thick x 3" flat steel bar stock, transfer the width of the fan nut to the side of one end of the bar with calipers, and cut out the waste with a saw or torch. Put it over the nut, and the wrench sticks way out of the top of the motor to give you a place to smack it with a hammer and not anything else! Also gives you a ton more leverage than anything else.

I'll try and remember to post a picture of one.....
 
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