Re: Engine Noise

From: Brian Blater (
Date: Tue Jun 02 1998 - 17:35:43 EDT

I just went out to the truck and checked the fan. I can move the fan
(without the motor on of course) with my hand, but there is some resistance.
However, I'm not quite sure how to check the fan clutch to see if it has
leaked any fluid or not (I've never heard of this before.)

Thanks for your help.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bruce Bridges <>
To: <>
Date: Tuesday, June 02, 1998 2:46 PM
Subject: Re: DML: Engine Noise

>Take a look at your fan clutch. It may have leaked its juice and is now
>only partially coupled. It can make a roar in this condition. spin it and
>see if there is any resistance. Hows your operating temp?
>At 12:59 PM 6/2/98 -0600, you wrote:
>>I noticed a problem a couple of weeks ago when I first used the air
>conditioner this year. Before I turned the air on the engine sounded
>After turning the air on, It started making a loud "roar" when giving it
>gas from a dead start or having to really give it the gas (like when you
>first start it up in the morning and the engine hasn't warmed up yet).
>even continued for a while after turning the air off. Well, yesterday I
>used the air again and the same thing happened. However, this time I can't
>seem to get the engine back to "normal". This is now about 24 hours later.
>>Any ideas what is going on? I can't think of a better explaination of
>the engine is doing other than "roar." The truck is a 96 4x4 SLT 5.2l CC.
>Any ideas will be greately appreciated.
>>96 Dakota 4x4 V8 SLT CC

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