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Old 01-18-2013, 07:27 PM
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Default what size is the fan clutch nut on a 98 dodge ram 3/4 ton 4x4 cummins?

changing my VP we think we may have dropped a washer inside the timing cover and now we have to take all the front end crap off to get to it and I need to know what size that fan clutch nut is. Also, I dont have a timing cover gasket, can I use RTV on that?
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:36 PM
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On the timing cover, I think it is silicon, not sure though. You should be able to unbolt the motor mounts and lift the engine up a little to take the oil pan off instead of taking off the front end. Just make sure to get a oil pan gasket.
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:37 PM
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well we already drained the antifreeze and took out the radiator so we may as well finish this way now I guess
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:52 PM
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is it possible that a washer could fall all the way through to the oil pan through the timing cover. about 1/2" to 9/16" in diameter washer
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:53 PM
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You don't have to take the nuts off the mounts to lift the engine. Just loosen them almost to the end of the bolts and lift the engine and slide the oil pan out and the washer should be right there. While you are in there, make sure to clean out the gunk and check the oil pump screen.
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:54 PM
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It is possible. The oil passages are large.
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:57 PM
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do we have to lift the engine to get the oil pan off?
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:06 PM
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what direction does the fan clutch nut turn to loosen?
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:07 PM
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Yes, you need to lift it about 1-2 inches. Not much though.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:07 PM
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I dont have anyway to lift the motor where Im at
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