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Old 10-14-2004, 10:32 AM
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Hello People, first timer here... I just purchased my 2000 Dodge Durango SLT 4x4 w/4.7L. about a month and a half ago... Two days ago I came home from work everything was normal...The next day when I went to go back to work the truck seemed a lot louder. The noise sounds like the fan is running on high. The truck has 80k on it...The power and acceleration have also decreased a considerable amount. It sounds the same no matter whether it is in Park or in gear. With the engine off, you can rotate the fan by hand in either direction fairly easy, should you be able to? Has anyone else had a similar experience, or have any thoughts about this problem.

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Old 10-26-2004, 01:44 AM
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I am new in this forum as of tonight. I have a 2000 Dodge Durango SLT 4x4 w/4.7L also. I bought it with 35,500 miles on it 14 months ago and now have 76,000 miles on it. Anyway, the reason i joined this forum was to find out more about my Durango and known problems that might pop up. Just yesterday myself and my brother in law replaced my water pump and fan clutch. I was experiencing the same problems with noise from my fan in the engine. The more i pressed the gas the louder it got. I also lost A LOT OF POWER. I see your post was a couple of weeks ago so you might have fixed it already. My fan was wabbling and when you pushed on it you could hear it clicking from within the water pump bearings. I purchased a BOSH WATER PUMP from Pep boys for 60.00 and a FAN CLUCH for 70.00. The sound still did occur for the first day but has slowly went away during the day and break-in period now just hear it after first starting up .


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Old 11-06-2004, 04:09 PM
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It is a bad fan clutch. Mine sounded like a jet plane after it stopped working at about 77k. The part was about $70. to have it dealer installed $200. [:'(]
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Old 12-16-2004, 09:24 PM
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Default RE: 2000 Durango Seems like a bad Fan clutch???

i have the same problem but with my dodge dakota 2000..how easy is it to put the fan clutch in. i kno you ahve to take the housing off for the fan then drop teh fan out then what should i have a dealer do it???
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Old 12-16-2004, 11:47 PM
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STOP STOP STOP

DO NOT BUY ANYTHING!!!!

The sound you are experiencing is NORMAL for Dodge engines. Let me guess, it usually makes that noise after your truck has been parked a while (overnight), and the motor is cold when you start it up? Right?

Anyways, it's not caused by anything WRONG with your motor, so there's nothing to fix. You can eliminate the noise by replacing your clutch fan with an electric fan, but that's not nessicary. The noise will go away within a minute of starting your engine. Yes, that fan does drag alot of power from your motor, but the effects are only temporary. My '93 Dakota w/ 3.9L did it all the time, and my '99 R/T used to do it.

Unless it makes that noise ALL of the time (it never stops), then replacing your clutch fan with another clutch fan will do nothing excpet make your wallet lighter. If it is CONSTANTLY making that noise, then that means all the fluid has drained out of the fan's clutch and it needs replacing. But if it's only TEMPORARY when you first start the engine, don't worry about.

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Holy 2 year old post batman!
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yah i know it. Oh well. But snipeRT is right in what he said.
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Old 01-17-2007, 01:43 PM
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I didn't read any of it but I'm sure it was to the tune of "my fan is too loud I'm gonna replace it".
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Mean Green,

At least when yours went out it seized up and keep the D cool especially in summer season! When mine went out, it just barely spin no matter what RPM's the engine ran. Luckily for me I had a electric fan backup but even with that, it barely prevented my D from overheating.

now with new fan clutch, it always roar alot, much longer than I would like it to from cold start point of view, but it will go away after a few miles of driving. That is what I get for buying a very expensive ($100+) severe duty clutch! I wonder if a cheapo clutch will release much sooner after initially starting up the engine?
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Mine actually roars when the engine is cold till I get the engine above about 1200 rpm's. I had a boss of mine loan me his Dak a long time ago (that's what turned me onto the Dak/D's) and his fan was constantly roaring andthe truckwas probably a year old.
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My clutch won't disengage until after a few miles of continuous driving! At times when the engine goes past 3k, man, the fan sounds like a jet!
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my dakota ´05 is the other way around, when i first start it up every morning it doesn´t make any sound and runs great, but when it reaches some temperature it starts sounding like it´s gonna take off, and losses a BIG amount of horsepower, and it stays like that even if a drive it for hours it just doesn´t go away, what do u think could possibly be happening
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muppet30: you should go post over in the 3rd generation dakota section.

however the most likely cause of your problem is a seized up fan clutch, take it off the and try driving the truck (as long as you drive at a low traffic time where you wont be caught sitting still for long periods you will be just fine w/o a fan_ and see if it does it. i do not recommend leaving the fan off long term but for a short test it will be just fine.
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:33 PM
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Default Loud Roar. Fan Clutch issue?????

My 2000 Dakota makes the loud roar yes on first start but it also does this once warmed up especially when stopped and going into first gear. Its really loud. Is this a bad fan clutch or is this normal for dodge? I have read both answers. Im wondering if I need to replace the fan clutch to decrease the noise or if that will only happen if I put in an electric clutch?? HELP!!
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Electric clutch? Mine quit when it warmed up. Basically if i had heat coming from my vents it didn't make that noise. It was actually within the first 2 to 3 minutes in the winter time but using the heater would give you a more accurate time frame. E.x. I have heat it should be quiet.


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doing it at cold start is normal, if the fan clutch is engaging when you slow down or stop then your engine is running hot and the fan is engaging and doing its job until you get moving again and it cools back down, without seeing it personally i couldnt tell you for sure.
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