I've got a slow leak from my water pump, which I plan on replacing. It's slow enough that I can drive it if need by. Although, I'd much rather replace it...and normally,I'd almost be done by now!
I can't get the ______ (fill in your favorite adjective) fan clutch off. I wish it was the four bolts and it falls off, like the pre-'96 models. I have the large nut (36mm), and it won't budge. I cannot get the water pump pulley to not move so that I can break the torque on the fan clutch nut.
I plan on replacing the fan clutch after I install a new water pump.
I tried using a pry bar against two of the four bolts, and it just bent my (1/4") pry bar. I haven't used a screw driver,and after the prybar, I know it would bend too.
Do you all have any ideas on how to get the fan clutch off of the water pump? Looking at the new water pump and fan clutch, it appears to be standard threads (lefty-loosey/righty-tighty is what I teach my students who don't know the direction for standard threads).
Unfortunately, I cannot find a 36mm wrench. I've relegated to using an adjustable wrench.