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I had just replaced the transmission pan gasket, all the belts and flushed all the fluids out of my 94 Nissan D21 with the V6. I was on my way home and the truck was running great. So when this ricer in a Ford Escort came weaving through traffic and we got stopped at a light I had to show him what the vq30e could do.

Needless to say I pulled him hard from the stoplight. By the time I got to the top of second gear he was long gone. Well that's where the story takes a turn for the worst. Around 6000 RPM something let go in the engine bay and I heard a part drop out from underneath. Victorious yet embarrassed I had to pull off the side and shut her down.

It was dark so I couldn't see exactly what went wrong (assumed from the steam that the radiator just blew). So I got her towed back to the house and that's when I discovered the damage.

In the light of my garage the cause was obvious. I must have had the alternator belt on too tight which side loaded the fan pulley and pulled the clutch fan right off the water pump. The fan did the tazmanian devil breaking the upper radiator hose, plastic neck and radiator shroud. The part I heard dropping out must have been the fan pulley. The fan pulley sandwiches between the water pump and the clutch fan.

I've been meaning to join this forum and hate for this to be my first post. I have spent hours searching the ground around the incident for the pulley with no luck. I've called vatozone, pep boys, oriley's, victory and searched every nissan parts store online and nobody carries the pulley. I can buy the water pump and the clutch fan but neither seem to come with the pulley.

So, does anyone have a junk vq30 they can pull this "fan pulley" from?

Thanks,
Mike
 

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Dont bother!

I just finished replacing the timing belt on my 1991 D21 V6 and the best thing I did was get rid of that clutch fan and shroud. Autozone has a 16" tourqueflo electric fan that works fine. The hardest thing was finding a 12VDC to run the fan. Ended up taking it off of the main relay on passenger side. Warms up faster and seems to run smoother,and you wouldn't believe have mush easier it is to work on with all that room in front of the engine. Find a pulley add a couple of spacer washers and just leave that power robbing aircraft prop off! Love my truck 289,000 miles and going.
 
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