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Old 01-09-2008
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Life Expectancy of an E-Fan

I know this is a pretty stupid question to ask since I've seen factory fans last for 15 years on some front wheel drive cars. I installed the electric fan on my truck in July of 06 and last year the temperature probe went bad so I bypassed it to run anytime the ignition is on and now the fan doesn't want to come on unless you tap it. If an aftermarket setup is going to last less than two years I'll go back to my stock fan. Has anybody else had similar problems or is it just me?
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well i dont think they are designed to run constantly for hours on end, if it is trying to run at a certin speed while moving (one: it is wasted energy because your truck should cool down enough while moving for it to not run, and two the air forcing the fan to move may be different than what the fan can actually do while engaged) i say for letting it run anytime the ignition was on was the down fall of your fan
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It's only been set up that way since October.
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get a 3.8L Taurus efan and install it....they cool better, are durable, and are not that bad to install.....
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Would a Sabel e-fan work as well as the Taurus e-fan does? My soon to be wifes mother has a Sabel in the yard and the egine black is cracked so the engine is f'd but the fan still works...just woundering if I should take that one.
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as long as it is the 3.8L Sable...
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i say for letting it run anytime the ignition was on was the down fall of your fan
I concur.

The 3.8L Sable and Taurus fans are the same.
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My aftermarket fan only made it for 2 years. I am hoping my 2nd one makes it just as long.
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My flex-a-lite S-Blade 18" fan has been living in michigan on a daily driver for 4 years now. It's got between 90k-100k miles on it and has worked in temps from 100F down to -20F.

It still works fine w/no noises or hints of problems. And it runs full time in the summer too. (comes on w/AC)

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Well then maybe I need to look into something like the Taurus fan then. I thought it wouldn't matter if the fan came on with the ignition on because this is Florida and the A/C is on 95% of the time anyhow. I'll probably just keep an eye out for one at work that will fit.
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHA......mine lasted......maybe......umm......20minutes??
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHA......mine lasted......maybe......umm......20minutes??
Pieces of crap.

That'd hardly get me to work...
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Just a note we use to have a 95 taurus 3.8L and the radiator fan seized up. two months later we got a recall notice for that fan.. I would be aware there may be some fans that wont last long...
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