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Old 25 Jun 2017, 04:31 pm
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Hi Folks
At 70 K on my 06 Base convertible, high speed motor not coming on when AC on at idle. original died at 35K miles, broke down bought another OEM chrysler and now it has died.

Anyhow, what say everyone, TYC, Dorman, Siemens VDO, Four Seasons, Spectra Premium, GPD, APDI Pro?

All about 80$ from rock auto. TYC has lifetime warranty

ANyone have bad experience with any, or good experience

I guess the OE only last 30-40K in my case.
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Old 25 Jun 2017, 06:09 pm
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I replaced my fan assembly with a DORMAN in 2007. It came with a lifetime warranty and has been working fine ever since.
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Old 25 Jun 2017, 06:17 pm
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I replaced my fan assembly with a DORMAN in 2005. It came with a lifetime warranty and has been working fine ever since.
How many miles do you currently have on that fan assembly?
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Old 25 Jun 2017, 06:40 pm
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How many miles do you currently have on that fan assembly?

I can't answer that because I don't know what mileage I had when the fan burnt out. I can say it went in 2007 and I bought the car in late 2000 ...about 7 years. The DORMAN has been in since 2007 and it's now 2017 so it's been working for 10 years.
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When I bought my Cruiser in 2014 it needed a fan. I bought a Dorman, 22,000 miles later, no problems. Life time warranty is a plus.
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I wanted to point out that members who don't use their air conditioner except for the summer time when it gets hot usually their radiator fan will last longer. On my 2008 Pt Cruiser I still have the original radiator fan with 105,000 miles on it. I don't use the air conditioning unless it is really hot and usually only in the summer time.

My wife's 2007 Pt Cruiser has 95,000 miles on it and it has the third radiator fan in it. My wife turns on the air conditioner all year round. I have replaced it with dorman radiator fans.

Comparing notes on different radiator fans in my opinion would have to be where all the conditions are the same including how often we use the air conditioner in the Pt Cruisers.
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Back to radiator fans.
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i have a dorman set up and the low speed seems to eat relays. i'm going to crack it open and take a look why sometime in the near future.

i was trying to elaborate on this but whatever i write seems to make no sense. i think the brushes wear quicker than i'd like or are sticking, but i need to dive in and see to be sure

i generally like dorman but i'm for sure not impressed with my fans
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i have a dorman set up and the low speed seems to eat relays. i'm going to crack it open and take a look why sometime in the near future.

i was trying to elaborate on this but whatever i write seems to make no sense. i think the brushes wear quicker than i'd like or are sticking, but i need to dive in and see to be sure

i generally like dorman but i'm for sure not impressed with my fans
I have read that the aftermarket radiator fans use more current than the original radiator fan but have not verified that this is true yet.
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Rob, do you mean "relays" or "brushes" because it's the brushes that seem to wear out on one side of the fan motor. See the two small brushes that are worn out? They are for the low speed part of the fan. I think they just used cheap (wear out faster) material on the brushes and since the low speed is on way more often than the high speed, they wear out and that speed of the fan stops working. But, then again, that doesn't go along with what Steve said because his wife uses the A/C all the time and that would be the other brushes.



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