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post #1 of 6 Old 09-30-2011, 01:39 AM Thread Starter
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Ford Taurus engine fan change questions.

Hi all,

I have been reading about people changing the engine fan for a Ford Taurus. I have a few questions (sorry I'm a newbie and might seem basic to most):
Does the fan effect the ac, does it make it any colder? Will it even fit into a 4l YJ with aircon? Apart from the fan what other parts do I need, do I need to change anything to run it?

I have moved to the UAE where it is like living on the sun, but my Jeep is from Japan so the aircon isn't really up to the heat. I have been toying with the idea of trying to do this myself but I'm worry I might do something wrong so friendly garage down the road hopefully can help.

Thanks in advance.

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post #2 of 6 Old 09-30-2011, 02:01 AM
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The air conditioning radiator should be completely out of the way of the fan. The pump won't interfere with it either.

You see how big the fan shroud is? It fits in there and frees up more room. And no it shouldn't affect the AC at all, should run like normal. It should free up some horsepower that is sucked away from the clutch fan, and it should quiet the engine up too.

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If you go this route you might want to hook up the fan to run all the time when the A/C is on. You need to pull air in all the time to cool the refrigerant when it's going through the condenser. Of course if you have it setup this way you might want to upgrade your electrical system to handle the extra load. You could also put a smaller pusher fan in front of the condenser and wire it to run all the time when the A/C is on, a smaller one that doesn't suck up as much juice.

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The fan will have to be cut down to fit between the radiator and engine.
Upgraded alternator is not a bad idea.
I have been running a Taurus fan for a number of years just hooked up to a relay, fuse and toggle switch.
I run it all the time.
I have been looking at this kit, and probably will install it this winter, it will start your fan on low and step up as the engine requires more cooling.
It also has a option for the fan to turn on all the time when the air conditioning is running.
I think with this kit you may not have to upgrade the alternator.
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The fan will have to be cut down to fit between the radiator and engine.
Upgraded alternator is not a bad idea.
I have been running a Taurus fan for a number of years just hooked up to a relay, fuse and toggle switch.
I run it all the time.
I have been looking at this kit, and probably will install it this winter, it will start your fan on low and step up as the engine requires more cooling.
It also has a option for the fan to turn on all the time when the air conditioning is running.
I think with this kit you may not have to upgrade the alternator.
http://www.hollisterroad.com/proddet...?prod=MarkVIII
That's a pretty sweet kit. I'd consider that one over my current system.

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post #6 of 6 Old 10-02-2011, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for the advice, I'll be fan hunting as from next week.
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