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Unread 09-05-2006, 12:51 PM   #1
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Taurus Fan install

Thought I would throw this up in case some one is looking for part #'s for a Taurus fan install. The relays will eat you on the cost (~$55 for the 75 AMP relay, and figure ~60 for the thermostatic switch) The fan is from a 92 Taurus and was ~$45

my install was a little more extensive as I had a Chevy V-8 under the hood and its a YJ, but principals are the same I guess

this required the moving forward of the radiator, and moving the tranny cooler to the front, I used to have a pusher fan...


On High this fan will suck a cat through the radiator... start up draw is in the vicinity of 60 amps (starting right into high speed) though so it required a heavy duty 75 amp relay... I have that protected with a 60 AMP fuse... I am hoping I wont be blowing that, the low speed is auto controlled with a manual override for high speed. I figure I can hold the start up amps down if I only flip on the move from low to high. All lower pics are prior to looming. I have to finish looming it up tonight.

Also Please note: The way I did this I do not have a safety catch for the hood anymore... But I obvioulsy couldnt move the motor, and it was easier to trim the radiator then to chaneg to a short water pump. (leaves me some space under the hood later too)










on the left is the 3 way in cab switch, on the right is the 75 AMP Bosch relay from a Freightliner
The Switch is Part # TG7050 (NAPA PART #) and the 75 amp Relay is part # AR298 (also NAPA)

The relays mounted (the relay on the right is a 50 amp temperature controlled relay for low speed)


I was running 210-212 before with a 160* t-stat or even without one... now I seem to run 180-185 with a 160* t-stat and ~190-200 pulling a HEAVY trailer (tandem car trailer) but I have only had the setup in for a couple days, I put it to the test yesterday I think with the trailer though.

here is another pic I took as well if it helps...

trimmed the grill



I also have more if needed, but here is a couple shots I took while I was waiting for a friend (much better at electrical then I to wire it) figured I better keep busy.

And yes they are functional...




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Unread 09-05-2006, 04:01 PM   #2
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Nice clean install bud. Good job.
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Unread 09-05-2006, 06:09 PM   #3
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I really like how you painted the center section of the hood like that.


Good clean install on the fan as well
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Unread 09-05-2006, 06:31 PM   #4
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Here are my swiches and locations... the 3 way fan switch is on the lower left of the steering wheel, I wanted it seaprated as well as different so I don't accidentally flip it like some people do.




Thanks for the props guys... and the hood is supposed to be reminicent of an old Renegade II I like how it turned out
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Unread 09-06-2006, 03:54 AM   #5
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Nice job and THANKS for all the COOL info!!

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Unread 09-06-2006, 07:27 AM   #6
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Hate to jack the thread... but I have seen rather often mention of people putting in the taurus fan, but what is so great about it... I am missing something here...
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Unread 09-06-2006, 07:55 AM   #7
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Hate to jack the thread... but I have seen rather often mention of people putting in the taurus fan, but what is so great about it... I am missing something here...
The shroud it is in is almost the perfect fit for a YJ, it coveres 99% of the radiator surface. The fan itself is very high flow, I have read they flow nearly 4000 CFM of air on high and they are cheap as well as plentiful in boneyards across America. Though the High amp draw of a High setting startup is a drawback to the fan, most people will rarely need high speed. Not to mention the bonus of being able to turn off an electric fan in water crossings and the added HP gain (even after you factor in the added draw on your alternator)

The radiator outflows most aftermarket fans such as a black magic. (and those cost over $300)
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Thanks, now I understand.
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Great write up!

"this fan will suck a cat through the rad" HAHA!
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My friend has a Taurus, how hard is it to remove the shroud / fan from the car? Do I just take the fan and shroud and buy electronics at Radio Shack, or do I need them from the car?

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My friend has a Taurus, how hard is it to remove the shroud / fan from the car? Do I just take the fan and shroud and buy electronics at Radio Shack, or do I need them from the car?

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appears to be only 4 bolts to get it out, but the junkyard I went to had it on the shelf already.

radio shack will not have heavy enough duty relays for this setup. The amperage it has you need the 75 amp relay for high speed. The 50 amp 12V relay for low speed is available there, but it also in included with the thermostatic switch you should put on for low speed.

Personally I would just hit up NAPA, they are a one stop shop for the parts you need and likely will have it on the shelf. Advance was more expensive and they had to order it.
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Ok cool, I'll try to grab that fan before I go to bed tonight, now to find a NAPA...
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I dont know if they make a difference or not but alot of people install diodes on each speed of the fan,its suppose to make the relays last longer.I installed them on mine and so far so good but cant say its because of the diodes or not.
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Awesome job! I'm going to consider doing this for my 4.0L swap to gain even more horsepower from the motor.

I also like the switches you've set up under your steering column where the defrost switch was. I was trying to find a new way to wire up my KC switches, and I think that's the perfect place to put them.
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Taurus fan conversion

Does anyone know if this Taurus fan conversion will fit my 93 grand cherokee 4.0. Is there enough room??? has anyone done one on a grand 4.0?

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