Fan Clutches

Fan Clutches
Fan Clutches

At Masterparts, we supply high-quality fan clutches suitable for most vehicle makes and models.

What is a fan clutch?

A fan clutch, or fan coupling, controls the radiator fan. It automatically engages or disengages the fan, depending on the engine’s operating temperature.

This regulates the airflow across a vehicle’s engine, to maintain optimal performance.

The fan clutch is part of the radiator fan set-up.

It consists of two aluminium or steel discs that are filled with silicone oil. It’s usually mounted into the fan on one side and the water pump on the other.

Signs of a faulty or damaged fan clutch

Like other radiator components, a fan clutch is subject to high temperatures and wear and tear.

A properly functioning radiator, including a working fan clutch, is vital for preventing overheating of the engine. It’s important to recognise signs of possible damage or failure.

The most obvious visual sign of a problem component is leaking fluid or an oily viscous build-up on or near the radiator fan.

These are other signs to look out for:

  • the fan spins after the engine is turned off
  • the fan spins erratically or doesn’t spin at all when the engine is hot
  • the engine overheats at low speeds
  • there’s excessive vibration and/or noise from the fan at high speeds.

How to replace a fan clutch

Replacing a fan clutch is a comparatively easy job. It requires limited mechanical knowledge and a basic toolkit.

The following YouTube videos offer hands-on demonstrations of how to repair a fan clutch:

High-quality fan clutches for sale in South Africa

Masterparts offers the best quality fan clutches at competitive prices.

We supply both febi and Thermocool fan clutches.

febi Bilstein is an international company, founded in 1844 and based in Germany. Thermocool is also a well-established firm, with a history of specialising in cooling components.

Where to get fan clutches from Masterparts

We offer door-to-door delivery of fan clutches and other automotive parts and spares. Alternatively, visit any of our branches across South Africa or in Windhoek, Namibia.

Fan clutches in and around Cape Town:

Fan clutches in KwaZulu-Natal:

Fan clutches in Namibia:

Masterparts stocks a comprehensive range of high-quality fan clutches for almost all vehicle models – old and new – on our roads. Contact us if there’s a part you need and we’ll do our best to help.


Call us on 021 657 5757 or complete the form below to get a quote.

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