Let Them Eat Cake
- May 13, 2000
- Reaction score
- City, State
- Cape Girardeau, MO
- Year, Model & Trim Level
- 94 Sport 4x4
JStrider said:man.... the fan costs $70 -_-
so... what bad things happen if the fan fails while i'm driving?
heh... prolly mess up my new radiator x_X
You should be able to get a fan from fordpartsnetwork for $40-$50. Even a dealership should be less than $70. But let me guess, you went to a dealership and they wanted $70. heheh. Was that metal 2nd gen Limited fan you were pricing out?
And re: the Ford plastic fans, I have seen dozens of them with cracks in them, they all get cracks, BUT I have never heard of one coming apart. So keep that in mind.
If it did fail while you were driving (and the odds of that are low imo) it would be bad, very bad. It would probably frag your radiator, might shred the belt or even damage some other pulley/accessory.
A few cracks are one thing, but if it's actually loose between the plastic and metal, or if the blades are halfway cracking off, then that's more serious. But a few cracks around the hub base, nah I wouldn't even worry about it too much.