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t-pain 02-04-2012 03:28 AM

Radiator Fan Death Rattle.... Need Advice
 
My rad fan is rattling like crazy and I'm pretty sure it's on it's final days. When I was driving home I noticed my coolant temp was higher than normal and heard a strange noise, so I decided to pull into the gas station for better lighting to look under the hood. I noticed my fan (shroud and all) was rattling like crazy and it sounding like sh*t (grinding). I'm guessing it's time is very near???

Does anyone know of a good/great replacement brand of rad fan or am I stuck replacing it with an OEM? Also if not OEM than what diameter should I go? 14"? Gonna do the work myself (out of warranty), so I just need a little help on the replacement fan side of things.

Thanks in advance.

t-pain 02-04-2012 01:38 PM

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t-pain 02-04-2012 09:27 PM

Any help guys???


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rosado057 02-04-2012 09:51 PM

I would replace it with the oem. Something might of caught in the fan causing it too tear apart

t-pain 02-04-2012 11:27 PM

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Originally Posted by rosado057 (Post 567584)
I would replace it with the oem. Something might of caught in the fan causing it too tear apart

Umm… an OEM fan has a more exposed guts except for the fan shroud but I'd be willing to give up the fan shroud for a more reliable fan.

Does anyone have any firsthand knowledge of using an aftermarket fan?


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Milous 02-05-2012 06:18 AM

Re: Radiator Fan Death Rattle.... Need Advice :confused:
 
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Originally Posted by t-pain (Post 567646)
...I'd be willing to give up the fan shroud for a more reliable fan.

As far as reliability, they have not been problematic on the Jeeps. You can get a brand new one from Jeep for around $140-$160 ($179 MSRP). You can get an aftermarket fan/shroud assembly for ~$105 shipped if you want to go that way but no idea how good they are vs OEM. Personally, I'd feel much more comfortable with the OEM replacement.

t-pain 02-05-2012 03:04 PM

Milous, if I was to go with an aftermarket I was thinking of fabricating a shroud using aluminum that would use factory mounting locations. Do you know if I should get a 14" or 16" fan? I haven't torn into it yet so I didn't check any measurements as of yet, just looking for a little input first. Is the oem fan 14"?


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kennzz05 03-29-2012 06:14 AM

Re: Radiator Fan Death Rattle.... Need Advice :confused:
 
none of my business but is all that extra effort really worth it to save 1 tanks worth of gas dollar wise? not to mention its now gonna be non oem parts. not something i would do to so new a vehicle.

t-pain 05-30-2012 08:44 AM

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Originally Posted by kennzz05 (Post 602990)
none of my business but is all that extra effort really worth it to save 1 tanks worth of gas dollar wise? not to mention its now gonna be non oem parts. not something i would do to so new a vehicle.

Where do you get the tank of fuel comment from? There's no mention of fuel in this thread, just questions about aftermarket rad fans.


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ASLEEPER 06-12-2012 09:55 PM

Re: Radiator Fan Death Rattle.... Need Advice :confused:
 
Man you must drive a lot to be out of warranty already on a '10. Anyways, I've done some reading on this problem before & the general consensus with the guys is to stick with the stocker.

kennzz05 06-15-2012 09:21 AM

Re: Radiator Fan Death Rattle.... Need Advice :confused:
 
[QUOTE=t-pain;636404]Where do you get the tank of fuel comment from? There's no mention of fuel in this thread, just questions about aftermarket rad fans.


duh, aftermarket fan costs 105 roughly oem fan costs 175. tank of fuel costs 70 to 80 bucks. so henceforth my comment oem fan costs about 1 tank of fuel more than aftermarket fan that dosent come with any shroud.hope this clears things up:thumbsup:

t-pain 06-28-2012 03:10 PM

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Originally Posted by ASLEEPER (Post 642563)
Man you must drive a lot to be out of warranty already on a '10. Anyways, I've done some reading on this problem before & the general consensus with the guys is to stick with the stocker.

Oh ya, it gets driven. SRT warranties aren't that great at 3yr/60,000km. It's my daily driver and it's pretty much all highway.


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