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E-fan questions

i believe my fan clutch is going bad cuz the fan is getting louder on acceleration (more then normal) and idling in traffic the coolant will rise in temp. how big of an e-fan must i go? meaning by cfms, or should i just buy a new clutch fan?
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wow no one knows???????
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If you want to get an E-fan get one off a Taurus
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i need to kno the amount of minimum cfms the ranger takes to cool, so i dont underbuy a efan, plus i want a new one
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get the taurus fan it will outperform any other fan thats on the market the only down side is it draws lots of amps but you will not have any overheating issues
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After taking my fan off yesterday I would like to do this conversion...
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so all taurus have efans?
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i am very interested in this swap too. i have the 4.0 though. i assume its all the same.

anyone know of a how to install thread for this?
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install is easy.... just how u want to mount it, and if u want to run a switch to the dash or make it turn on when the keys turns on, im gunna run all waterproof harnesses and a switch to the dashboard, and make a frame out of scrap steel so it looks good sitting in the engine bay
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The OP sounds more like a water pump problem than a fan clutch.
If the fan is making more noise when cold or hot , you should be looking for a water flow problem. This could be from a bad pump , clogged radiator , or collapsed hose.

An e-fan is not always the answer.
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there is a 2k mustang e-fan for sale near me for $65.0 obo, would that work ?
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all new hoses, radiator pump and coolant, i honestly think its the fan, it'll overheat idling in traffic or offroad
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If its a two speed fan it should work you might need to do some triming on the shroud
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thanks, I'll ask them if its 2 spd.
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Ive got a taurus 2-speed fan I got from a member here. I bought it as a "good" unit from him but the motor took a **** as soon as I hooked power to it...no biggie. I went to AutoZone, got a replacement motor with lifetime warranty for $60ish. I then made something like this to thread in a temp switch to control the LOW speed on the fan.



That switch is controlled by a on-off-on toggle that powers (2) 80A relays. 1 relay is activated by the temp switch and the other directly by the toggle to power up the HI speed on the fan. Ive been running my setup for a year now and havent had any issues with overheating...hardly use the HI speed unless Im idling for long times in 110F heat but even then I didnt need to run it on HI.

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so all taurus have efans?
Yes, and as a matter of fact ALL transverse FWD vehicles have e-fans.
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but not all tauri have the fan u want. Lincoln Mark VIII fan also works
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so with a 3.0 what year do i look for, also can i just get a normal 1 speed from summit?
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do yourself a favor and google "taurus fan install." Do some reading and come back with questions.

Taurus Fan Install

A 1 speed can work, but you need a big fan, not a lil 10" one. If you're trying to do this as cheap as possible, you might end up overheating your truck.
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If your going to order a new one from ( Flex-a-lite) or whoever, get somewhere above 2500 cfm's. So thats the 15" to 16" fans, or the taurus fan , or any bmw or mercedes or lincoln mk8...I'm running 3300 cfm (they claim) in a 4.0 Jeep and not having any issues with it, and thats without the factory shroud attached. Should be using it, just havn't felt like putting it back on since my little water incident.
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so 3000 cfms minimum with the shroud??? im not lookin for cheap, just the taurus setup seems difficuilt wiring a 2speed
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There is no magic cutoff line for the CFM amount and the ratings are all over the board. There is not standard on how to measure CFM so every manufacturer measures different, so use it as a guide not gospel. 3,000 CFM is plenty to cool your 3.0, I am using less CFM to cool my 5.0. The taurus e-fan is widely suggested because they can be found for cheap in the junkyard and put out alot of air flow. If you don't want to wire a 2-speed then don't. Get a single speed fan from summit. If it was my truck I would put on the largest fan I could fit on your current radiator. A 16" fan will be plenty. Set it up to pull the air through the radiator rather than push if you can, it is more efficient that way. As for shroud they help pull the air through a larger portion of the radiator than just a fan, but they are not mandatory to run. I have never run a shroud with my electric fans.
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just get a taurus fan and only wire up the HI speed. Most aftermarket fans dont have replacement motors, the taurus fan does and AutoZone has a lifetime warranty on them, REALLY hard to beat. Its a proven setup, can get parts cheap and will probably last longer than other non-oem fans.
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just get a taurus fan and only wire up the HI speed. Most aftermarket fans dont have replacement motors, the taurus fan does and AutoZone has a lifetime warranty on them, REALLY hard to beat. Its a proven setup, can get parts cheap and will probably last longer than other non-oem fans.
Flex-a-lite has all replacement parts for their fans... Price for a new fan is approx $305 shipped as of 2 am this morning. Don't know how much a new taurus fan is, or a j/y fan is but with a j/y pull you never know if its gonna work or not...
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