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how hard would it be to convert my clutch fan over to an electric fan? i have the towing package , so i have one small electric fan already. the reason i am asking is because i found two cracks in the "clutch Fan and coolant pump bracket" and it seems to be a difficult part to find.
 

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On my 83 I removed the crank driven fan and put an electric in no problem , still kept the original shroud.

 

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think i will need to add any relays or sensors since i already have an electric fan there?

your engine looks great by the way.....
 

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Mine came with all the needed wiring etc. I would ask at wherever your going to buy it. :eek:k3:
 

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You would need some wiring but the full details elude me, been so long. A you pull it junkyard would be great so you could see the donor.
If you like it he mechanical I believe I have the parts you need to replace what is cracked.
I do like the electrics better though.
If interested in fixing the mechanical setup shoot me a PM I would not be looking to get rich. I would see value in making the parts go somewhere other than my shed.
 

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So I ordered a wire harness from innovative wire, got a fan and 3 3/8 x 16 x 4 bolts and converted over to electric fans. Looks stock! It all worked great until I made everything permanent. Now it idles high and the fans run constantly. Plus I broke a tranny line! I will attack those issues tomorrow. I am exhausted as I also replaced front and back shocks.
 

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Check the coolant temp sensor on the water pump, that is the likely cause of the fans always on. If disconnected, dead or a wire broke the PCM thinks it is like -40degrees which can cause high idle, but also can't confirm engine temp so it runs the fans in case hot.
 

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I have checked everything! The strange part is there is no error code.
 

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No ses light and I checked the climate controls. I also replaced the CTS for shits and giggles and there is no change.
 

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I remember the climate control can display rpm, can it display coolant temp? The dash gauge is a different unintegrated sensor all it does is drive the dash needle. More interested in what the PCM is seeing.
 

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I fixed it! I found a loose wire on the ecm. I knew it had to be something stupid like that! She runs like a different car now, new shocks, CTS sensor, electric fan conversion and cold air intake. Now I just have to tackle the rear brakes and an exhaust leak.both of which are ugly. Thanks for your help.
 

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Upgraded wagon tailpipes are going to tough but if not aiming too high hp the stockers could serve fine, sedan parts are the same mufflers forward.
 

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I was thinking about getting rid of the resonators and running a tailpipe straight back. But first I have to tackle a leaky exhaust manifold and connection between the headers and cat.
 

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got it, i was thinking there would be less restrictions for the exhaust. maybe i will just invest in better mufflers.
 

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Mufflers and intermediate pipes are much worse than the cats and resonators people are eager to get rid of.
Mufflers are 1 3/4" inside and some of the intermediate pipe is smashed to D-shape.
 
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