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May have done a bad thing

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by sapper, Sep 16, 2001.

  1. sapper

    sapper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Testing the flex today climbing up a couple tires i got to the top and it sounded like the tranny was eating itself. Shut her down unlooked the hubs and let her drift off the tires and then the truck started right up and no more problem. Any ideas?

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    Maybe the fan was hitting the shroud when it was flexed out...that can be a weird sound!

    Rene

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    u-joints? maybe, ?????? not to sure .
     
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    fan to fan shroud interfirence? Wrong end, but when you get them twizted up and the frame flexes, but the body tries to stay square. The frame mountd engine and fan will hit the body mounted radiator fan shroud.

    If your sure its comeing from the trans, check the bell houseing bolts and make sure they are tight.

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    Hay look, it's the 4:40 posse! [​IMG]

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    GOOD CALL. just went and checked the bottom of the shroud has shaved look and i have a brite shiny edge on my fan. You guys are just COOL. Here i was thinking i destoyed something and the wife was PISSED..Now how do i fix that? Just take the bottom of the shroud off? Any probs with that?

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    Hay, thats what we're here for! [​IMG]

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    I trimmed the bottom of my shroud for clearance after my 1" body lift...no probs with cooling.
    First check to see the rad is being held in securely, mine loosened and shifted back on my trip to Texas (thats how I'm familiar with the sound...[​IMG])
    A grinder or some other tool of mass destruction works well on the plastic. It is way easier to make a mental note of how much you need to trim and then remove the shroud...

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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    I had the same prob witht the shroud but it was because I needed new motor mounts and I did'nt know until I broke the bellhousing on the tranny very expensive lesson but my fan dosent hit the shroud anymore[​IMG]

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    shrouds are overrated, just drive fast all the time, it's a challenge that way.

    Tork DSR
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    Well, in my opinion and experience, shrouds are not overrated. You really need a shroud when the vehicle is stopped and idling. I removed the lower half of my shroud due to my 3" body lift, and my truck runs just a tad warmer. No cause for alarm, so to answer your question, removing it shouldn't cause any harm. Just monitor your engine temp. Another good suggestion is to trim the lower portion of it.

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    And the password is "Radiator mounted high output electric fan" Always a puller, never a pusher. Pullers are much more effective......

    John

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