simple replace with 2003 ele fan as outlined on forum fan will work with modified relay fan cost $250 relay cost $55 relay comes with instructions cheapest way to replace fan to work only one problem must have 100 orders for modified relays before shipped or modified 2003 fan ready to install $500 both work fan from existing pluswith signal same as hydro fanI'm looking to get rid of the Hydraulic cooling Fan on my Bird. I'm replacing the Radiator, and would like to also be done with the current fan cooling system. Does anyone have a good suggestion for Electric replacement fan kits for this model of T-Bird? Is there any conversion temp sensor that I need to incorporate as well?
the 2003 ele fan is the way the 2002 has same cooling needs as 2003 my 2002 has had 2003 fan on it for 3 years and 40000 miles no over heating once modified the fan has no return fan is around $250 you will need a 60 amp max fuse two wire connectors put max fuse in main connection on fan cut ground wire 6 in. from connector install the two wire connectors one on ground side one on voltage side paint volt side red hook to to buss connector at fuse box where hot wire bolts to fuse box hookup ground to frame or engine block i used zip tie to strap connector now fuse holder to bracket first you need to modify the signal from the 2002 computer inside the computer to match the fan or modify the fan micro computer in side the fan to match the 2002 they are different signalsI would also be interested in a electric fan and get rid of the hydraulic cooling fan?
use 2003 ele fan modify housing the only controler you need pluswith relay that modifies signal from car computer to fan the 2003 fan is a micro control fan it has slow start to keep sudden draw off alt. pluswith relay 100 amp alt. is strong enough 3 years no problem i build two types of pulswith relays one to mount outside the fuse box and one to wire inside the fuse box or you can modify the the micro controler in the fan after 3 years the chips heat up easer to pluswith relay the system cheapert fixI would also be interested in a electric fan and get rid of the hydraulic cooling fan?
the pluswith signal green wire white stripe and brown wire voltage goes to a solenoid on back of pump low frequency pluswith =less voltage = open bypass=less pressure=slow fan speed high freguency pluswith =high volt =closed bypass =high fan speed the pump the solenoid the hydro fan all removed all you need is the pluswith signal green wire white stripe and voltage wire brown the signal low voltage low fan high fan must be modified to run ele fan it is not the same signal hence my puswith relay it modifies pluswith signal from green wire white stripe to run ele fan same as factory 2002 hydro or 2003 ele you need no other controlersI know there is some sort of control device that tells the fan to spin up. The PCM tells that device to spin up the fan. I have no idea where that is but my Ford dealer replaced that two years ago when I kept overheating. I'm sure there would have to be some sort of connection to that device in your replacement
Agreed. I'm interested if you plan to do a kit. Even just the wiring, controller and instructions. I can get the big parts myself. Parts are readily available on Rock auto. Markthe reasons for using the 2003 fan fan housing easy modified to fit ,wireing easy modified to fit ,micro prosesor in fan slow starts fan no sudden voltage demands ,plug in on fan dubbles as max 60 amp fuse holder.pluswith signal can be modified to work like factory no adjusting.that your fan works ,ac works like factory .the hardest part is removing the hydro system the hydro system is a good system until it breaks down its to pricey to fix ele system is cheaper to fix done right 2003 fan cools same cooling system on 2003 as on 2002 i am looking to put kit on ebay to change over , fan belt ,relay,instructions it would be simple trying to find time and intrest
Do you have the dual fan setup with 3400+ cfm capability? If so, there are other issues to solve.
Mine is a 2002 with hydraulic fan. They replaced the controller last year. Doing research these types of units, the hydraulic fans, and components tend to start failing at 18-20 years of service, seeing it in 05 jeeps with about 100K miles. While I only have 68K miles, its 18 years old, and we plan to take some major trips starting next year, so plan to preempt issues as the electric fans last forever. More study shows the Flex a lite as easy to install and produces 3300+ cfm at 18 amps, not the mid 40+ amps the ford fans require for a similar cfm. So a lower amp draw lessons the load on the alternator system as well. The Flex-A-Lite 183 will cool a Ram Hemi 5.7 so should do fine in a T-Bird 3.9. So I'm continuing to do research and this fall when the T-Bird comes in for the winter I'll do the conversion.@Hate this Ford , what type of fan is on your car ? 40000 miles on my change over . car had 126000 on hydro system when it gave problems . replaced head gaskets after it run hot at 126000 miles ,head gaskets looked ok ,wife drives car and it only cost $300 in parts i was removing hydro system ,cam tensioners. replaced plastic coolant bottle cracked on bottom . i done labor . why take a chance. replaced my fan with 2003 .mod fan housing , mod wiring .mod eletronics on fan .temp got over midway line last month had to replace water pump . i like this car its not hard to work on .hope to get 40000 more miles on fan .