Electric fan to replace mechanical fan
So I have a 2001 Wj 4.0 and i'm pretty sure my cooling fan clutch is failing, as it stays engaged at all times, and at all speeds/RPM's. So i was looking at replacing the fan clutch itself, and then i started debating other options, such as replacing the mechanical fan with an electric one and just wiring it to a switch on the dash. I also contemplated just removing the mechanical fan and just running the electric one, although i don't wanna risk overheating.
My main reason for swapping out the fans would be to gain a little more power... which i know this has been a debate on here in a couple of threads already, but heres how i know i will gain some power.
- Starting a couple months ago(when I'm guessing the fan clutch started failing) everytime my engine would get around 3000 rpm, my belt would start to squeal.. after investigating it more i noticed when the belt started to squeal the fan would quit accelerating in speed although the engine would continue to accelerate, so i figured the fan was causing the belt to slip on the pulley. well when this would happen, my jeep would lunge forward more and get a little boost. so i am pretty sure i can get some more power
Another reason is because a new fan clutch is $55 around here, and i thought that maybe i could find a decent electric fan for the same price if not cheaper.
SSOO..... What fan would be good for this? are there any replacement kits? is there a specific vehicle i could pull one off of that would work in place of the mechanical one? how should i mount it? what have other peoples' experiences been with this??
just looking for some tips or advice before i start into something.
Thanks in advance! Jeep on!