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post #1 of 16 Old 06-03-2009, 09:39 AM Thread Starter
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Electric fan swap

I called my local junkyard looking for a contour electric fan set up and they did not have any. They said the Mercury Cougar of the same years have the same part# in the computer. I know I've had computer part# really mess me up before but I'm wondering if someone has gone down the same road and if it worked? Thanks

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post #2 of 16 Old 06-03-2009, 10:15 AM
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A 1994 Mercury Cougar with a 4.6L V8 electric fan will fit your CJ but it is a single fan. The Contour fan for a v6 has dual fans and pull a higher CFM.

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A 1994 Mercury Cougar with a 4.6L V8 electric fan will fit your CJ but it is a single fan. The Contour fan for a v6 has dual fans and pull a higher CFM.
You can also find the exact same dual fan in a Mercury Mystique V6. That's what mine came out of.


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post #4 of 16 Old 06-03-2009, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
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Is the one out of the mystique single or dual? The junkyard guy said they were the same but I was questionable on that. Thanks for the answers maybe i'll search others for a contour.
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The Contour and Mystique are the same vehicles that came off the same assembly line. So the v6 fans should be the same.

The Cougar you referred to, is that the the old T-Bird/Cougar or the new compact Cougar Ford only built for a few years? If it is the newer smaller version, the fan may be the same as the Contour.

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post #6 of 16 Old 06-04-2009, 04:31 AM Thread Starter
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I think it is suppose to be the mercury cougar that they made in the late 90's. I'm going to call a autoparts store today to see if they are the same part number but installed in the two different vehicles. The junkyard will sell it to me for $60 but if its not right Ebay has a contour one for $169. I would rather get the cheaper if you know what I mean.
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More important is to get the harness with the fan. The 'plugs' that are used are available as pigtails, but they are pricey.

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I have seen single and dual fans in the Mystiques and Contours. You want one out of a V6 as most of those were dual fans. Mine came out of a Mystique, they're all the same.

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I looked into this today. The dual fans you want are from a 1995-2000 Contour or Mystique with a V6. All v6 from those models have the dual fans. As stated, try to get the harness connectors with them if possible. They are going for $50-65 around here. The salvage yards I talked to also said the 1999-2002 Mercury Cougar with the v6 was also the same fans.

These fans run off a 60 amp fuse in stock trim so you should also use a 60 amp fuse when converted to your Jeep or split the power supplies and run a 30 amp fuse per fan.

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These fans run off a 60 amp fuse in stock trim so you should also use a 60 amp fuse when converted to your Jeep or split the power supplies and run a 30 amp fuse per fan.
If you're running a relay-type fan controller, then you will need to wire and fuse for 60 amps, due to the startup current for the fan.

If you're running a variable-speed electronic controller with soft-start, 30 amps will be fine because those controllers avoid the startup current rush and the steady-state running current for both fans is less than 30 amps.

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The old Taurus fan is still an option.

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3.8L Taurus fan and stock CJ shroud:


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IIRC, around 3800 cfm when it's running on high. It does draw a huge amount of power on initial start of the high circuit, but settles down to under 30 amps when running. I haven't gotten around to assembling one of these, but the basics look good with a bit of trimming and filling some gaps. I'd add a VSC, most likely the FAL 31165 to control it.

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Thanks for all the help on this. I've read all the threads I can find and I'm going to get a Contour or Mystique fan and use a relay for it. I want to get a switch to run on high and low because when it starts to get in the 90's and up around here the jeep temp. seems to climb when idling for a period of time. I'm going to try this before I invest in a expensive radiator. Thanks
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Here's an easy solution. I got a thermostat housing from a 4.0 and installed a switch (from Painless) in it. Works very well in the hot and humid Virginia summers.


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