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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honestly it differs based on which set up you are going with, you cant decide how to make your mounts without knowing which fan you are putting in, think about it, you need to konw where all the mount points are on the fan, and how the will sit in relation to the points on the truck
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Well for starters Im just going to try to remove the fan again tomorrow with a diffrent tactic, and try not to tear up my knuckles. It's cool out now so it shouldnt be an issue yet without it. I'll still be watching my temp gauge like a hawk. And an old SHO Taurus fan runs for like 130.
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Pick n pull. $30 for a fan from a Ford or Mercury with a 3.8L engine in it. That's what I did. I run at 200* in the summer with a 195* t-stat in my D. During the rest of the year it is at 195*. If you live somewhere that gets much higher than 100* in the summer you may want to rethink the swap or if you tow. I don't tow at all so no probs there for me. I'd like to find someone to fab up an aluminum fan shroud for cheap to improve the cooling capacity of the fan. There are definite benefits to this upgrade. I gained quite a bit of power and 1 mpg.
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