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Possible Fan Clutch Problem on 02 RAM1500 Quad Cab

From : vance

Q: im experiencing an intermittent noise which sounds like a major rush of air in the engine compartment. it can happen twice a day or not at all for days and only lasts for 2 or 3 minutes. it seems like it could even be a trans problem but with the noise its hard to tell if there is any actual slippage. the dealer was unable to experience an occurance. could a defective clutch fan cause such a thing does this truck even use a clutch fan any ideas would be appreciated. .

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From : curmudgeon

yes. the fan usually makes a whooshing sound when fully engaged...then it tapers away. but that sound is normal...not indicative of a defective clutch. if it was defective youd either hear it constantly or never at all. im experiencing an intermittent noise which sounds like a major rush of air in the engine compartment. it can happen twice a day or not at all for days and only lasts for 2 or 3 minutes. it seems like it could even be a trans problem but with the noise its hard to tell if there is any actual slippage. the dealer was unable to experience an occurance. could a defective clutch fan cause such a thing does this truck even use a clutch fan any ideas would be appreciated. .

From : carolina watercraft works inc

i thought about this same noise in my 2001 and i think it may be merely the fan blades and turbulence until the air is flowing as it should be. kinda like cavitation. -- laszlo almasi carolina watercraft works inc. 2810-5d yonkers road raleigh nc 27604 loballeng@mindspring.com yes. the fan usually makes a whooshing sound when fully engaged...then it tapers away. but that sound is normal...not indicative of a defective clutch. if it was defective youd either hear it constantly or never at all. im experiencing an intermittent noise which sounds like a major rush of air in the engine compartment. it can happen twice a day or not at all for days and only lasts for 2 or 3 minutes. it seems like it could even be a trans problem but with the noise its hard to tell if there is any actual slippage. the dealer was unable to experience an occurance. could a defective clutch fan cause such a thing does this truck even use a clutch fan any ideas would be appreciated. .