Dodge Dakota Clutch Fan/Electric Fans...


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Old 10-12-13, 12:20 PM
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Dodge Dakota Clutch Fan/Electric Fans...

I know there are a million post out there about this. I haven't been able to get a definitive answer due to people always getting in an argument.

I have a 2000 Dodge Dakota 5.9 L with a clutch fan. I want to get rid of it because in the winter time I like the gas mileage than my truck gets and the acceleration it has when the clutch fan is disengaged because it is cool out.

I need recommendations on the fan to get. I know you can use a certain year jeep, flex-a-fit fans etc. So can someone recommend me an electric fan and if I need a shroud? My current truck doesn't have a shroud, that is how it came from a dealer. I don't want to wire any switches, if possible. But are any of these fans able to go directly into a wiring harness or an existing harness to operate off engine temps or anything?

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Old 10-12-13, 01:16 PM
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I'm not going to cover the pros and cons of an aftermarket fan. I've already come to my own conclusions.

If you are going to can the stock fan....put in the biggest electric fan you can afford. There will not be a stock harness to plug into with your vehicle. You will have to wire a relay to the battery as well as make connections to the A/C system for "A/C on-fan on." You may need to wire to a key circuit if you want the fan to shut off when the key is off.

In the link below is a fan that I have used with good results. I would not consider putting an electric fan on an engine with a displacement of over 5.9l/360

Flex-a-Lite Automotive 15-inch Black Magic Xtreme S-Blade reversible electric fan with adjustable thermostat controller
 
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Thanks for your reply. So with this, it is basically the fan and shroud included, I just remove the clutch fan, and follow the instructions with the fan? I appreciate it greatly.
 
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Old 10-12-13, 03:05 PM
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Don't think you will recoup cost of fan. Most clutch fans are thermostatically control so they just idle in cold weather.
 
 

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