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Hey all! I'm new to this site as well as to Ford.
I want to take the belt fan off my 94 Bronco and place electric fans in it.
Does anyone have any suggestions? How to's? or part recommendations?
 

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yo Dixie,
Welcome!

our 96, bought new still has original Fan, Clutch, etc in it w/out any failure.

If you want to go electric;
Installation, Flex-a-lite® Duals 295 in a 96
Source: by GKR (Greg R) at http://www.fullsizebronco.com/forum/showthread.php?t=93468

Installation, Flex-a-lite® Duals 295 in a 96
Source: by Al S (White Cloud, OwlStu) at http://www.supermotors.org/clubs/superford/vehicles/registry/detail.php?id=641&s=33949

Installation, Lincoln Mark VIII in a 93
Source: by Froggmann (Ken P) at http://web.archive.org/web/20090408065220/http://www.froggmann.com/Bronco/Tech/fan2.htm
Some pics are gone

Installation, Lincoln Mark VIII in an 89 5.8 (SOLD, but Brian is keeping his info available
Source: by Brian S at http://fullsizebronco.com/bronco/tech/fan/body.html

Installation, Taurus & Radiator, Water Pump in a 90
Source: by 90Beater (Topher, Chris) at http://bronco.tophersworld.com/writeup_cooling.htm


Installation, Thunderbird in a 90
Source: by Dan90FSB (broncoboy23, Dan) at http://uc4x4.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2004

Installation, Taurus in a 94
Source: by 94_bronc at http://www.supermotors.org/clubs/fullsizebronco/vehicles/registry/detail.php?id=7046&s=25458

Discussion w/Wiring Diagram
Source: by members at http://www.fullsizebronco.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17758

Derale Adjustable Temperature Controller for Electric Cooling Fan
Source: by Sixlitre (Malcolm H, Eddie Bauer) at http://www.superford.org/vehicles/registry/detail.php?id=4970&s=26328
 

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I have flexalite e-fans on my 92 and I agree with steve on this one that the mechanical clutched stock one is just fine. I would spent the money on an aluminum or copper & brass radiator that gets rid of the plastic side tanks before I would do the electric fans.
 

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Don't. :thumbup It's less-efficient, less-reliable, heavier, more complex, more expensive...
I have to agree with this. After a wire shorting out whike on the trail and my truck almost overheating, i placed my mechanical fan back on.
 

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In a Bronco, the mechanical does the job very well and there is not a good reason to change it I don't think. You have an electrical issue and won't know till the gauge climbs. Mechanical you will probably hear something break. Or feel it.
 

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In a Bronco, the mechanical does the job very well and there is not a good reason to change it I don't think. You have an electrical issue and won't know till the gauge climbs. Mechanical you will probably hear something break. Or feel it.
And then have to replace whatever else it tears apart:banghead

I like efans. My commute is like 1 mile, and even when I drive around my truck doesn't get warm enough to need a fan on. Efans are better in my situation.

I don't think I'd use them if I was heavy on the trails, but I'm a master's student and have no time, so my truck is a pavement queen for the near future.
 

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Don't. :thumbup It's less-efficient, less-reliable, heavier, more complex, more expensive...
And that is why auto manufacturers are going to electric fans.

Front wheel drive vehicles have been using them for decades without any issues.

Rear wheel drive vehicles are putting them in as well.
 

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1/2 ton trucks are putting them in. Most diesels and 1 ton trucks stick with mechanical because of the tremendous amount of air they move. And you can't even think of putting an electric fan on a heavy duty semi lol.
 

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Don't get me wrong, I think they can be an effective design. Our 2010 f150 has two and it can pull a hill with a 10,000 lb trailer behind it and still keep the engine and ac cool. But i agree w/ steve on this one. Broncos were never engineered with efans so for me it didn't seem as efficient as a mechanical fan.
 

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Who cares if it is a bronco or half ton pickup. They work and just because it doesn't agree with your thinking does not mean it is wrong. Get over yourself in thinking you know everything and everything you say it right.
If that was towards me, i didn't mean to start an argument. I was just stating that it didn't work for me and didn't turn out to be as simple as i expected. Of course my wiring job was kind of crappy so that caused a few problems and led to an almost overheating.
 

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This argument comes up every so often. My take,

1. I believe it is more efficient on a long drive because it's off.
2. I believe it makes the water pump last longer without the extra weight hanging off it.
3. I know it opens up the engine compartment for easier mantanence.

But Most important, (to me) I know it makes the A/C colder at idle.

Ps. Not sure what fan your using Steve, but if you consider fan, clutch and shroud, the Efan weighs less. (Not much)
 

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The weight thing is a stupid argument. I've pulled and swapped Efans, and clutch fans. They are nearly identical in weight and if there's a difference it's five, MAYBE ten pounds.

PEOPLE WE ARE ARGUING OVER 5-10 POUNDS ON A BRONCO.....IT DOESN'T GIVE A FAWK ABOUT AN EXTRA 5-10 POUNDS
 

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I have had great luck using electric fans {not on an off road vehicle} But I would not use them as an aftermarket upgrade on a vehicle that lives in Arizona, they would be on all the time........... like the factory fan set-up you have right now.
 

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I have had great luck using electric fans {not on an off road vehicle} But I would not use them as an aftermarket upgrade on a vehicle that lives in Arizona, they would be on all the time........... like the factory fan set-up you have right now.
The problem with the factory setup is when the fan clutch is not working good, it's hard to dyignose. The fan is spinning all the time. Efans either work or not. Also I've never heard of a Efan cutting a rad. (The blades are so light, I don't think you could hurt the rad by shooting them out of a gun.) I've seen it happen on belt fans several times.

Ps I'm in FL and my fan runs pretty much all the time except on long trips.
 

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The weight argument is pretty lame on a truck that already weighs 6000 lbs.

"If" i were ever going to use an e fan it would defiantly be one that I have seen on the Crown Vic taxis. I see them at the junkyard all the time and they are massive and they seem to have some sort of thermostat built into the shroud. Not sure if these operate by air temp around the radiator or coolant temp or both.
 

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X2 on getting one from a crown Victoria. Thats what i had and it moved alot of air. It could take the radiator from 210 to 180 fast. I never understood the whole 6k lbs thing. My f250 single cab long bed 4x4 weighs 4419 unladen. Thats what the pink slip says at least. Do broncos weigh that much more?
 

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X2 on getting one from a crown Victoria. Thats what i had and it moved alot of air. It could take the radiator from 210 to 180 fast. I never understood the whole 6k lbs thing. My f250 single cab long bed 4x4 weighs 4419 unladen. Thats what the pink slip says at least. Do broncos weigh that much more?
weight depends on options.

But 4400 lbs for a F250 seems aweful light.
 
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