Non-Thermal Fan Clutch by Hayden®. Prevent your engine from overheating with this product. Designed specifically for your vehicle, this nonthermal fan clutch performs well, spinning at around 30-60% of the water pump speed. Plus, it costs less than the standard thermal clutch.
- Low cost alternative for some standard thermal clutches
- Always engaged, less fuel savings than a thermal clutch
- Spins at about 30-60% of the water pump speed
- Identified by the smooth, steel faceplate on the front (without a thermal spring assembly)
A fan clutch is the part of the cooling system that powers up the fan blades. Each time your engine gets too hot, the clutch fully engages the fan. This allows the fan to blow the right amount of air onto your radiator for maximum cooling. Once the operating temperature of the engine goes down or the engine starts operating at a normal temperature, the clutch partially disengages the fan to save more power.
There are two types of fan clutches, non-thermal (also called centrifugal clutches) and thermal. Non-thermal clutches operate based on the shaft speed of the water pump. At low and idling speeds, the clutch allows the fan blades to turn at almost a 1:1 ratio. At high speeds, the silicone fluid contained in the clutch loses its ability to transfer the energy from the shaft to the fan clutch body (and therefore the fan), and the fan is then allowed to almost free-wheel, removing its load from the engine. Non-thermal fan clutches perform well, spinning at about 30-60% of the water pump speed. Plus, they cost less than standard thermal clutches. If your fan spins excessively when the engine is stopped, the A/C performance is poor at idle or low vehicle speeds, or you feel vibration that increases with the engine speed, these are the signs of the failed fan clutch. Don't put your vehicle at risk and opt for a premium replacement fan clutch by Hayden.
Located in Grapevine, Texas, Hayden® Automotive is a leading manufacturer of automotive, truck, and performance cooling parts. For over 55 years, the company provides both OE and performance cooling products designed to protect any street car, off-road truck, or performance vehicle from power-robbing heat. Continuous investment in technology allows Hayden to develop premium products that feature the highest quality and durability. The company's commitment to quality includes both TS16949 and ISO2001 certifications. From idler and belt tensioner pulleys to transmission and engine oil coolers, Hayden has everything a vehicle owner needs to keep their vehicle running cool.