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Loud Fan Noise

I have a 2004 Ranger Edge, when I accelerate I can hear what sounds like the engine fan really loud going from stop to about 10mph, when I am going down the road, you cant hear it, is that normal?
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no its not normal its more than likely your fan clutch and its either frozzen or the bearings are shot.
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its not making a whining noise, it sounds like alot of wind noise from the fan area, when I accelerate, it goes quite once i get going?, no wind noise
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that happened to mine... turned out the fan clutch was going bad. get it checked out
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replaced clutch fan noise is gone, obviously was the clutch fan...damn at only 41,000 miles
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my 4.0 did it at 60,000 sounded like a big rig thought it was cool but wasnt normal lol
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My clutch never actually went out but it started squeaking like crazy in the morning probably because it has been submerged in water and covered in mud so many times. Now the new Vatozone one will not let go. I mean the slightest heat and it locks up. On a hot day with the ac forget you have a v6 under the hood.
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My fan clutch on my 05 ranger went at about 40k miles. I replaced it, and it seems as if this one is quirky too.. I guess thats what I get for buying NAPA's 60 dollar fan clutch. eh.
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Mine never made any noise and it has 190k on the ODO.
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Icon8 3.0 Noisy Fan

I just purchased a 2002 Ranger 3.0 and was surprised by the noisy fan. Fan blade air movement. During the first use of the day, the roar was quite noticable. After 1200 miles of my use it seemed to get quieter. I installed a new one from AutoZone and it now ROARS like a jet when cold. It is embarrassing.

My 1992 4.0 has a new unit from AutoZone and is quiet.

Is it the amount of blades? Am I wrong, I thought these thermostatic units only locked up when heat is present through the radiator.
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there anyway around this? ie: e-fans?
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Icon11 3.0 Fan noise

Update--Since the name Hayden was on the box my new fan clutch came in, I checked their web site. Turns out I am wrong and have a normal operating unit. While the fan air movement noise is there on engine start up, it is gone in about 2 blocks. Well explained on the web site.

Strange though that my 4.0 Ranger never showed these symptoms.

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thats crazy that these fan clutches went out so quickly... Im up to 50K and still nothing like that at all... When I originally bought mine back in 04 it would make that noise but went away. Today still runs like a champ.


Yeah Cody, just upgrade to an e-fan... that does away with the clutch altogether. The e-fan will make everything much quieter
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my fan clutch makes a lot of noise at start up as well from time to time. What happens if it isnt changed for a proper working unit?
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^itll freeze and your fan will be running constantly
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