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I have a 98 5.2 4X4 and was wondering if anyone has taken the fan and fan clutch out and replaced it with an electric one. If so what all do I need and how hard is it? Will I see a difference in power and fuel economy? thanks.
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99 durango, 5.2 4x4 w/ts lift, cold air intake, super 40 muffler.
i dont mean to hijack this thread but is it better to have the fan and fan clutch replaced with a electric one?
i know my fan clutch needs to be replaced. am i wonder why dodge didnt use a different setup as oppose to the fan/fan clutch....
If you swap to full electric and remove the clutch fan, you would want to leave the auxiliary electric fan installed as that one engages during A/C use and overheating. I would move it to the front though.
Dodge (or anyone else) doesn't go full electronic fans because most trucks are used for towing and they promote heavy duty use. They are not a car with a trans axle. A clutch fan when fully engaged is going to bring in more air then any fan out there on the market, this will cool that motor faster and that holds them less financial responsibility.
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