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post #1 of 13 Old 08-10-2008, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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finally installed my ford taurus fan

so last week, i picked up a fan out of an older taurus w/ the 3.8L engine. tried to choose a vehicle with the lowest mileage. was really quick and easy. IIRC, all thats needed are a 8mm & 7/16 socket, and some wire cutters. 10mins later, i was out of the pick-a-part place, costing me $30. actually i incurred an additional $10 expense because i had to buy a cheap pair of shoes (since i was wearing flip-flops) to be admitted into the junk yard.

since i didn't have the high amp relay, i only wired up the fan to the low speed setting and so far, its been running like a champ, at just a hair under 210F. the good thing about going with this the taurus fan+shroud is that it takes up a lot less space. if you take a look at the pics below, notice the clearance from the fan to the engine. changing the serpentine belt will now be only a 5min job, if not less! i had to fabricate some braces to hold the fan in place.







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post #2 of 13 Old 08-10-2008, 10:06 PM
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Why do people put a Taurus Fan into their Jeeps? Im trying to figure this out? Does your jeep not have a fan? Mine is clutched . Whats the whole deal behind it. Im just wondering. I have a Taurus and the only thing I notice is that it cuts on and off instead of running all the time like the one in my jeep does, but the one in my jeep speeds up when needed
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Why do people put a Taurus Fan into their Jeeps? Im trying to figure this out? Does your jeep not have a fan? Mine is clutched . Whats the whole deal behind it. Im just wondering. I have a Taurus and the only thing I notice is that it cuts on and off instead of running all the time like the one in my jeep does, but the one in my jeep speeds up when needed
Some do it to try to fix overheating problems, although if your stock setup is running correctly theres no need to do so. Mine runs right below 210 constantly with the clutch fan. (even at 96 out the other day with the a/c on it never got above 210)

Supposed to increase hp a little as well. Ill stick to the clutch fan..

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the taurus fans seems to be a popular upgrade for jeeps, race cars, and trucks that tend to run hot whether it be from offroading, towing, or a heavily modified race engine. the reasong being is 1) its cheap, around $10-50 used or from junk yards, and readily available 2) very high flowing 2-speed fan -- high runs at 4000cfm! (unlike the stock WJ fan which is only a single speed slow ~ 2000cfm fan)
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Some do it to try to fix overheating problems, although if your stock setup is running correctly theres no need to do so. Mine runs right below 210 constantly with the clutch fan. (even at 96 out the other day with the a/c on it never got above 210)

Supposed to increase hp a little as well. Ill stick to the clutch fan..
well i bought my WJ used and it didn't come with a clutch fan, even if i have the tow package. so with that said, my oem electric fan was dying on me and not cooling adequately. i've already done lots of other repairs to address my past overheating issues --- new radiator, water pump, thermostat, hoses, AND i even replaced the head gasket! since the e-fan was in need of replacement, what better excuse to go with a BETTER and CHEAPER option.
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Come to think of it, my 91 Taurus has a hell of a fan. When it kicks on you can feel the draft just by stepping your foot out the driver door, a HOT draft in deed and the fan still works great!
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plus getting rid of the clutch fan frees up unspung weight.

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plus getting rid of the clutch fan frees up unspung weight.

UNsprung weight? That is weight that is not resting on the springs. A fan is considered SPRUNG weight.
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did you bolt the straps over the top through the rad?
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I did install the Taurus fan on my 93 ZJ, 4.0L, works fine on low except for the A/C, temp goes above 210 when A/C is on.

I dont know how it will be with the Hi speed on (my fan did not work on hi, I have to redo the wiring).
I am wondering what is the alternator amps rating should be to have this fan work properly and efficiant?

Overall I see the Taurus fan is worth installing on any type vehicle.
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did you bolt the straps over the top through the rad?
no, the bolts DO NOT go through the radiator. basically i bent the steel straps into a u-shape to rest on top of the radiator. its very secure though, especially with the addition of the side straps attached as well
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unsprung weight. guess i got my terms mixed up, whatever you call weight that has to be spun.

does your engine run stronger?

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unsprung weight. guess i got my terms mixed up, whatever you call weight that has to be spun.

does your engine run stronger?
its really hard to tell how much improvement in performance this specifically has, especially since i also just recently upgraded my exhaust manifold to headers. but yeah, it sure feels like the temps are finally controlled and power delivery is more consistent. i need to observe it more, especially later this week as our temps approach 100F. but if anyone is in the situation where they need to replace their stock electric fan, or just need more cooling in the engine bay, then i highly recommend this solution.
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