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Old 01-16-2009, 04:40 AM
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Are radiator fans pretty much plug and play after getting them mounted correctly I ask because on my way to work (where I am now) the cars temp gage went way up when I was sitting still but when I moved it would cool down to normal and When I popped the hood at a gas station after it heated up the first time I could see the fan was not moving I'm not incredibly worried about it right now because it's -1 outside but I need to fix it before it warms up.


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I have to check the fuses first but I am betting it's the fan motor
 
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Old 01-16-2009, 06:01 AM
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So this is less expensive than the factory replacment unit but has more cooling power what do you guys think
http://www.mishimoto.com/mishimoto-s...or-fan-14.html
 
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Old 01-16-2009, 06:05 AM
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I had a similar problem where the low speed fan was not working but the hight speed was. Fan would turn on almost on L on normal. Turned out to be the temp sensor on passenger side coolant tube on a 4v.
 
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Old 01-16-2009, 06:07 AM
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So this is less expensive than the factory replacment unit but has more cooling power what do you guys think
http://www.mishimoto.com/mishimoto-s...or-fan-14.html
That is a down grade not an upgrade. The stock fan is dual speed and pulls way more then 1,900cfm. Thats not enough airflow to keep even a little v8 like ours cool. You need to check the fuse, then check the wiring for voltage to the fan to see if the fan is even the problem.
 
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Old 01-16-2009, 06:13 AM
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I have a v6 though and the stock cfm that I found was 1250
 
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Old 01-16-2009, 06:34 AM
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There is no way its that low even on low speed as its the same fan used on the v8 cars, and I guarantee you its not enough CFM to keep that motor cool.
 
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Old 01-16-2009, 06:37 AM
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alright do you know what diamiter the stock stang unit is cause I found one that said 14 but that seems a little small
 
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Old 01-16-2009, 07:28 AM
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I fixed the problem I didn't even think to look for ice the fan was frozen but it's all good now lol
 
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