Detroit 60 Eng Fan Clutch not engaging

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  1. czego82

    czego82 Light Load Member

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    I have a 1998 Det 60 11.1.
    When the truck is off and ign off, the fan is locked.
    When the truck if off and ign on, the fan is free.
    When the truck is ON - clutch is free.
    Stopping at the light (a/c running) temp goes up and fan is not kicking on.
    After stopping, truck sits a bit, ign on and off, trying to figure out whats up. Back to the truck, start it up, fan kicks on. After driving for a bit, it cools down, fan kicks off and does not come back on.
    Any idea what could be the problem? What its not engaging? I had that issue this morning, stopped at a shop near by and they check the solenoid and said it was good. Everything seem to work but now its acting up again when stopping at the lights.

    Any help greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    Sounds like a selinoid problem. If I recall correctly, it has an electrical connection, Maybe a wire is broken somewhere. Or the plug itself is loose. Check the wire near heat sources, and also in an area where it has movement. Freightliner probably sells a new pigtail for it. With a foot or 2 wire. Just an idea. I fixed my low coolant sensor that way. It worked intermittently occasionally for a few years, till I figured if out. There was a bulliton on my 99, the fan came on all the time. Till I changed the selinoid. Upgrade included a new harness with instructions for spicing it in. Needed a special crimping tool, loaned by the dealer, luckily to do the job.Now my 01 has the same problem. I think it’s caused by the power distribution module, in fuse box. I don’t think yours has one. If it does, it will be found at the bottom in fuse panel. Small 4-6” box marked pdm. It replaces 3 or 4 sensors, temp, fan, and a couple others. I’m not saying these things are your problem, just my own experience with fan problems.
     
  3. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    I see yours is an International, I doubt the bulliton or the pdm box will apply, my mistake.
     
  4. czego82

    czego82 Light Load Member

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    Yup... Thank you I'm guessing solenoid or something in that department as clutch seems to be engaging and disengaging good.
     
  5. Topp Dolla

    Topp Dolla Bobtail Member

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    I have a Volvo 2001 with 12.7 Detroit and had a similar issue. I replaced the solenoid and also replaced the air lines to the solenoid and to the fan clutch and problem solved. You could also be experiencing a problem with the APAD module intermittent malfunction that sits under the cowl above the washer fluid reservoir. It usually will flash the green light slowly when working properly. Also check the AC high pressure switch located on drivers side of radiator and charge air cooler. If it is faulty it will send the bad signal to the ECM as well.
     
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