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Old 10-16-2013, 02:38 AM   #1
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Fan not spinning and smoking!

It sure what to put. Engine starts up but fan isn't spinning and smoke is coming from its center.
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Order a Ford fan. If you HAVE to drive it, unplug it from the center of the fan and stay on the highway so not to overheat. If you have already overheated it, change the oil. Great reason to use synthetic.
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Hasn't overheated. Already use Royal Purple. Just started today. Smelled a weird smell. Popped the hood and saw the smoke. Believe it's still the factory fan. Not too many upgrades on this car.
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The smell could have been electrical meaning the fan motor is now shot. When mine went the shroud literally shredded and the blades got sick in the mess and locked it up.

Get a new one, it's a fairly simple install if I remember correctly
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Time for a new fan.
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Hasn't overheated. Already use Royal Purple. Just started today. Smelled a weird smell. Popped the hood and saw the smoke. Believe it's still the factory fan. Not too many upgrades on this car.
This happened to me, my car had 50k miles, smelled the electrical smoke then temp started to go up. Replaced it with one from my local oreillys was about 80 bucks and a half an hour install.
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Yeah, very easy to replace. Pop off the plastic radiator/air cover and fan is attached by a few bolts to radiator. I think i had to remove the battery too. Stick with OEM style.
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:33 AM   #8
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Thanks everyone. Ordered from the link above based off of the recommendations. I saw one similar on latemodelrestoration.com too but wasn't sure. Now the wait begins. If they ship UPS I won't see it for 30-45 days.

If I unplug the fan is it safe to drive for short distances? The weather here is increasingly cold and I only work a couple of miles from home.
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No, if you happen to run into a traffic jam or accident, sitting idle, your screwed. It'll over heat.
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If its cold out and you literally live a few miles away it should be OK. But its still a roll of the dice because you still might have to sit idling.
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