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Old 03-09-2014, 08:26 AM   #1
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replace normal fan or upgrade to electric?

hey guys i have an 02 tj with 90k miles on it. i recently noticed that my engine fan was making alotttt of noise so i looked under the hood and it was wobbly. ive read up on here about the electric ford taurus replacement and i know some people like it and others dont. since im gonna be changing the whole fan clutch assembly shoulld i go with the electric fan or just stay with the engine driven fan? any help greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-09-2014, 08:43 AM   #2
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Fan being wobbly could be from a bad fan clutch or a bad waterpump I'd find what is causing the problem first.

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Old 03-09-2014, 01:00 PM   #3
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Stay mechanical unless you do lots of deep water crossings where being able to shut off the fan would be helpful.

Mechanical fans will pull more air, use less power, and are pretty robust.
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Old 03-09-2014, 01:09 PM   #4
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I did a conversion and it was a great mod. Took a load off the engine. I did the fan cut off switch for water crossings and have used it in numerous water crossings. Having run mechanical and electric I like the electric better.
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Old 03-09-2014, 01:29 PM   #5
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Fan clutch stops my mechanical fan during water crossings. I would stay mechanical if I were you. Works great. Most trucks come with mechanical fans still. Better performance for jeeps. I'm sure electric fans are nice on a lot of cars but don't see a reason to change something that works great.
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