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Old 10-02-2005, 02:58 PM   #1
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I have been hearing of this from folks on the road, now from the forum. Is this starting to be our newest issue to deal with, or just a very random thing?

From what I heard from one owner with a W20 chassis that had 15k miles on it, was that his clutch fan came apart, destroying the radiator and all hoses as well as the shroud.

Another on this forum said that it is the fan shroud that actually pulls up from the force of the fan that causes the collision of the two. Has anyone else done the fix to the bottom of the shroud to keep it from coming up and making contact with the clutch fan?
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I have been hearing of this from folks on the road, now from the forum. Is this starting to be our newest issue to deal with, or just a very random thing?

From what I heard from one owner with a W20 chassis that had 15k miles on it, was that his clutch fan came apart, destroying the radiator and all hoses as well as the shroud.

Another on this forum said that it is the fan shroud that actually pulls up from the force of the fan that causes the collision of the two. Has anyone else done the fix to the bottom of the shroud to keep it from coming up and making contact with the clutch fan?
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Old 10-02-2005, 10:06 PM   #3
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Hi Chief o a search on fan shroud. You will find a plethora of posts on the subject, includinmg a pretty thourough discusion of the problem and the fix. good luck
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Here is a picture of the problem (the hole casued by the fan rubbing) and the fix (self tapping screw):


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Old 10-05-2005, 01:32 PM   #5
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I just got out from under my coach and am happy to say that my lower shroud is already screwed to the radiator support. Not only with one screw but two. Also my shroud is made of a hard plastic and does not flex a bit. I guess Workhorse has already addressed the issue on my coach. This is interesting because my chassis is a 2002 and I bought it new with the fix already there. I noticed oemtech's coach is a 2004 and didn't have this fix.

One less thing I have to worry about.
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Old 10-05-2005, 03:47 PM   #6
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I also have an early 03 W-22 built 10/02 at the Ca. plant and it is just like yours, VERY stiff/hard plastic and held down with a screw in the center right where oemtech's is and with two clips at either end. I just tried to move or bend the shroud bottom and could not budge it. maybe they used a different shroud in Ca. then in Indiana?
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Just checked the shroud on my 03 also purchased new, and it is solid and secured in 3 places.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rvjer:
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I also have an early 03 W-22 built 10/02 at the Ca. plant and it is just like yours, VERY stiff/hard plastic and held down with a screw in the center right where oemtech's is and with two clips at either end. I just tried to move or bend the shroud bottom and could not budge it. maybe they used a different shroud in Ca. then in Indiana? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Our motorhomes were made in California but the chassis was made in Indiana. This is where the shrouds would be installed. Maybe the Motorhome manufacturer knew about this problem and added the screws.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Full-Timers:
Our motorhomes were made in California but the chassis was made in Indiana. This is where the shrouds would be installed. Maybe the Motorhome manufacturer knew about this problem and added the screws. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Good point, but It still doesn't make sense to me that an 03 would be right and an 04 would not.
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In 2003 I had my fan shroud replaced, Workhorse used inferior fan shrouds in my model year(to much flex), had it replaced under Workhorse warranty with a much stiffer shroud never had a problem since. Ed S
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Checked mine today it was starting to rub , pulled down an inch in bottom center drilled hole put in screw,Glad i found this out as i`am heading out on a 2500mi trip soon, Also when i first looked at it it seemed fine, nice & tight clips on ends,could not move it by hand , but noticed no screw in bottom center, felt in by fan & shroud & could feel it was rubing & could see bottom center was starting to bend in toward fan. Hope this helps someone
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