Thanks guys for all the input. This forum is a great place. I think I'll spend the bucks for the used unit and see if that cures the problem. Once I disassemble mine, I will let you know what I find.
Some pictures of the fan motor in pieces will be appreciated
JEEP Grand Cherokee 4.7 Lmtd 2004
HID 8000K in low and fog / Quad Squad member
KYB Gas-a-Just shocks / Pirelli Scorpion ATR 245/65/17 - Transgo reprogramming shiftkit.