Removing a fan and clutch assembly from SB 350

Discussion in 'Wrenchin' Secrets' started by Scoutmaster 442, Jul 15, 2018.

  1. I need some help! This should be a simple task but I don't want to screw anything more up. While removing the bracket that holds the alternator and AC compressor, I snapped the bolt off at the water pump. I now have to get access to the hole to get in there and remove the remaining portion of the bolt. It would appear that the fan must come out before I can remove the shroud. I have taken the four nuts off of the bolts that appear to hold the fan and clutch on but the fan will not come off. Is there something special I need to do of to get the fan out. Use a hammer and screw driver to separate it or what? My Skylark has been in the family for 45 years. My parents have passed away and now it's mine. My Chevelle has bolts that holds the fan in place. I'm just trying to clean up the engine compartment and don't know a much about the Buick set up. I'm finding out that Buicks and Chevys are much different.

    Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

  2. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    I take the fan and shroud out together, as far as it being siezed on the shaft it's a somewhat common problem, it can be a chore for sure, work fan top to bottom as you pull, block of 1x2 oak and hit back side of clutch etc
  3. Thanks for the input. So I am correct in my thinking that the fan and clutch should come off of the four bolts that go through the fan pulley. I just wanted to make sure that this is how it was all supposed to come apart.

    I'll give that a try.
  4. 1973gs

    1973gs Well-Known Member

    Put the nuts back on a couple of turns before you tap on the fan clutch, that is unless you need a radiator anyway!
    hwprouty likes this.

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