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Old 22 Feb 2012, 11:03 pm
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Default where have you gotten your radiator fan from?

So alas, when I am idling my pt starts to heat up sometimes getting so hot I hear a bubbling noise, but as soon as I start driving it goes back down to the middle. My coolant levels are normal and the coolant is clear and clean which leaves me with one of the most common pt problems, the radiator fan! The fan on the pt now looks OEM so it was either never been replaced or replaced with another crappy Chrysler part which wears out.

so my question for you fine pters is where have you gotten your radiator fan (If ebay what seller or links) and how well does it work? I'm looking to save money but I want something that will last and will of course fit like oem or better.
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Old 22 Feb 2012, 11:20 pm
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I bought one from a local autobody parts supplier ( made in china ) and has been good for more than 2 years...also I bought one for another car from Ebay with no problems either
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Old 23 Feb 2012, 12:56 am
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i got mine from amazon. can't remember what i paid, probably upper 60's.

it's a dorman product. bought it last year because my wife's went out. had overheating in stop and go traffic last week so i installed it today. i swear i never heard the fan engage since i've owned the car. i hear it now.
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Old 23 Feb 2012, 06:00 am
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I got mine from Napa.
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Old 23 Feb 2012, 07:37 am
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Way back in 2002-03 when my fan burnt out, there weren't many after market vendors or parts stores that carried cruiser parts. I went to the dealer and was told there was a national back-order for the fan/housing part. Which of course meant lots of other PT's had the same problem. The dealer called around to other dealers and even neighboring states and couldn't find one. To tel the truth, I can't remember exactly how, but got hoked up with a large Chrysler dealer in Texas that dealt in discount mail-order parts and he had a fan/housing for somewhere around $90 which was about half of what my dealer wanted.

Long story short, got the parts from him, and fumbled my around to put it in myself. Only took one or two pics of the installation but made the write-up for the forum and it's been there ever since.

Removing the fan and housing 01-05 PT
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Old 23 Feb 2012, 08:16 am
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Default Re: where have you gotten your radiator fan from?

I hear they are becoming hard to come by.

Ours was replaced with an OEM before we bought it.

I have warrantys on both PT's so I would assume they would use OEM first.


Dont know if they are any better though, china may be the way to go
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Old 23 Feb 2012, 10:07 am
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I have warrantys on both PT's so I would assume they would use OEM first.
I would check that - depending on the warranty - you might get remanufactured, not new.

I don't assume much of anything since I learned that assume is a three syllable word.
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Old 23 Feb 2012, 12:47 pm
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I would check that - depending on the warranty - you might get remanufactured, not new.

I don't assume much of anything since I learned that assume is a three syllable word.
My wifes PT fan motor was bad sitting on the lot to be sold.

I had them fix all the things I caught before I signed for it, it was almost 1700worth parts and labor.

I saw the invoices, but then again they could be frauds.

I bought hers warranty through honda, and my 06 through Chrysler
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Old 23 Feb 2012, 03:02 pm
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My wifes PT fan motor was bad sitting on the lot to be sold.

I had them fix all the things I caught before I signed for it, it was almost 1700worth parts and labor.

I saw the invoices, but then again they could be frauds.

I bought hers warranty through honda, and my 06 through Chrysler
You did the right thing. I'm sure you are OK. I had an alternator replaced under a factory warranty - the car was one week old. The dealer replaced it with a remanufactured alternator. When I called Mitsubish and gritched about it, the most I got was an "extended warranty" on the remanufactured alternator. I finally gave up on getting a new one after talking to several folks up the chain. Since then, I have been very wary of getting new parts on warranty. That's just my experience, though.
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Default Re: where have you gotten your radiator fan from?

so if I spend around 60 for the radiator fan that's not too low? Cause I see some online for that price and was curious the going rate of them.

I sat at a drive through today with the a.c. On. A.c. Stayed cool and consultant temp but the car started over heating. 2 minutes of sitting still put it in the red and I heard the coolant boiling. Drove off and 45 seconds (I counted) later after going 45mph, I was back in the middle and no boiling noises.

so we all agree its a fan right? I just thought the a.c. Gets warm when the fans out.
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