2013 LR4 5.0L Cold start knocking noise

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Not saying to get either of those specifically, but just those styles. I'm sure you can find a cheaper version. That was just the first I saw that were relevant.

I had the "good" set custom made, so I have no link for exactly what I used
 

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For the record, finally got around to the repair and the knocking disappeared after replacing the fan clutch.


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For the record, finally got around to the repair and the knocking disappeared after replacing the fan clutch.


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I'm having this exact same issue! Thanks for sharing your fix. Did you replace the water pump? I had mine replaced about a year and a half ago and would rather not go through that expense if I don't need to. How hard/easy was it to replace the fan clutch? I'm reasonably handy, but this vehicle intimidates me as far as working on it (I've always been a ford girl).
 

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Replace fan clutch. 30min tops.
The coolant pipes that fail are beneath your air manifold box and not associated to the fan clutch.
 

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Get the wrench, it’s a Ford product or rent one, the water pump also has a Ford stamp on it. The thread are reversed, so righty loosey, lefty tighty. The water pump should only need replacing every 70-80k miles or so. The funny thing about my cross over pipes is they were nearly perfect after 35k miles, no signs of fatigue. Maybe they revised the parts since original production run when these vehicles first came out. I didn’t replace my belt b/c it looked just fine, but it’s now slightly squeaking and I probably should have just done it when I was in there.


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Ok, y'all. I'm going to try this at home. On Atlantic British, there are 2 brands for the fan clutch, OEM and Behr. The OEM is $600 and Behr is $450. Should I get the OEM? Also, the nice guys at JC's British and 4x4 mentioned I should also check the coolant outlet tube. I assume that is the crossover pipes?
 

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Ok, y'all. I'm going to try this at home. On Atlantic British, there are 2 brands for the fan clutch, OEM and Behr. The OEM is $600 and Behr is $450. Should I get the OEM? Also, the nice guys at JC's British and 4x4 mentioned I should also check the coolant outlet tube. I assume that is the crossover pipes?

Behr would work just fine and is $360 on fcpeuro. Lifetime warranty. You are correct. They are referring to the crossover pipe
 

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