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Old 22 Sep 2010, 06:31 pm
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Recently had the High Speed on my radiator fan go. Of course in the middle of summer so the AC was useless. But I am looking at buying one off ebay and was just wondering what the folks on these boards think about this? Thanks in advance.

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01-05 Chrysler PT Cruiser Radiator Cooling Fan Assembly: eBay Motors (item 230528419928 end time Sep-29-10 20:05:53 PDT)



01-05 PT Cruiser RADIATOR COOLING FAN motor chrysler: eBay Motors (item 310174091646 end time Oct-06-10 10:18:04 PDT)




RADIATOR FAN chrysler PT CRUISER PTCRUISER motor 2003: eBay Motors (item 370433471887 end time Sep-23-10 16:13:23 PDT)




CHRYSLER PT CRUISER 01 02 03 04 05 COOLING FAN ASSEMBLY: eBay Motors (item 130401461036 end time Oct-15-10 14:25:52 PDT)
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Old 22 Sep 2010, 07:00 pm
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FYI: the radiator fan has nothing to do with the performance of the a/c. It's only purpose is to assist in cooling the engine itself when it's under load or when the coolant gets too hot.
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Old 22 Sep 2010, 07:18 pm
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All 4 have good feedback. The first 3 have free shipping. They're all about the same price and fit your car. All the sellers are in the U.S. but the fans probably come from overseas and you can't tell which country. Looks like your choice.

Do you have this site instructions on how to replace the fan?
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Old 22 Sep 2010, 07:47 pm
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Thanks Crewzin. Just to be certain I had the issue where the refrigerant came out of the return hose because of pressure build up this is due to the radiator fan failing to kick in to high speed correct?

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Old 22 Sep 2010, 07:51 pm
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Because of pressure build-up the compressor itself releases a white cloud of R134a into the atmosphere, not from the return hose, unless the return hose has a weak spot. The overheating could be caused by a number of reasons, including the fan.
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Old 22 Sep 2010, 10:01 pm
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crezwin would you go ahead and post the DIY opn how to replace tyhe fan I need to replace mine on a 06 and im not real sure how much to take off
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Old 22 Sep 2010, 10:23 pm
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I don't know how much they changed things on the 06+ cruisers.

Removing the fan and housing 01-05 PT
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Old 23 Sep 2010, 03:43 pm
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03 PT, when my fan went out (high and low speed), the "high-side" pressure on the a/c skyrocketed. It made the engine "sputter/stumble" at idle, and it also expelled refridgerant from the compressor valve. Now ... it did one other thing: it slightly ruptured one of the hoses coming from the compressor, also (too much pressure, and somethin's gotta ago). It seems the same thing has happened to you.

Concerning what one poster said here. He's wrong. The radiator fan most definitely has something to do with the a/c system. When at idle, no air is rushing past your condenser, so the fan kicks on to draw air over the condenser until you get your buggy going to about 40 MPH. This function is necessary for the same reason you have a fan cooling your a/c condenser outside your home. When the fan's broken, it cannot perform this necessary function--and all kinds of a/c-idle-stumble-problems ensue ....

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