View Full Version : 1500 - electric cooling fan

11-05-2010, 12:53 PM
Well, looks like the fan clutch is a bit dicey. Not willing to buy another one, I'm begining to like the idea of an electric fan instead, at the back of the radiator, secured with zip ties.

I have been going to the junkyards recently for stuff for my ancient Camry and I'm thinking about going back checking out fans with a tape measure.

Anybody done this conversion? Guess it is not rocket science - just pick the biggest fan that will fit.

Any comments?


11-05-2010, 01:25 PM
I have done it.... you're probably going to have to mount it in front of the radiator. The water pump does not allow for much room. If I remember right, I picked up a 12 inch fan from Advanced Auto. I had to trim a the fan shroud a bit to get it to fit in the shroud.

If you change your mind, I have a good clutch I have been meaning to sell on eBay that I will let you have for $15.

11-05-2010, 02:05 PM
Wow, Morris, that is a very decent price.
Please send me a pm with your address etc.


11-05-2010, 02:30 PM
Walking out the door to go out of town. I will get with you Monday.

11-05-2010, 03:22 PM
Sure thing, thanks.

11-05-2010, 04:12 PM
"my ancient Camry " ??? on a board for cars with an average age of 45 or so ...

11-05-2010, 08:12 PM
Well, it was made in the last century.

(It's a 1990 - we've had it from new - now its got 286k miles on it and still going strong. Good to get your money's worth out of something, isn't it!)