Do you need to remove the fan clutch to replace the raidator

do you need to remove the fan clutch on a 1999 jeep grand cherokee to change the radiator
Asked Mar 31, 2010
A car's radiator is used to eliminate heat. Engines produce force by burning. This process also produces a surfeit of heat that must be removed to prevent damage to the engine. This is the job of the cooling system.

The cooling system consists of a water pump, which moves water from the engine to the radiator and back again. The same pump also provides hot water to the car's heater, but that is not its primary purpose. The radiator acts as a heat exchanger, allowing the excess heat in the coolant to bleed off into the air. To help ensure there is enough airflow through the radiator for this cooling action, the radiator is backed up by a fan, ensuring air movement even when the vehicle is not moving.

The thermostat is another component of the cooling system. This resides in a cavity in the engine block, where the upper radiator hose connects the radiator to the engine. It opens and closes, allowing water to pass to the radiator in order to keep the engine operating at an optimal temperature, which is between 170 and 210 degrees Fahrenheit, depending on engine design.

Radiators consist of thin aluminum tubes with aluminum fins mounted on them. This design allows for efficient heat transfer from the radiator to the surrounding air. Aluminum is one of the most efficient thermal conductors there is. Tanks on either end allow the water to come into the radiator at one end, and leave the radiator at the other end. These used to be made of metal, but are now made of plastic. While plastic tank radiators are considerably cheaper, they are not repairable.

You can buy radiator online from many shops. TechPro Tools also sells different types of radiator cap adapter at cheap prices.

Answered Jul 26, 2016

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