When scouring a junkyard for a fan, I had unplugged the old fan and plugged the other in with it just resting on top of the radiator. Needless to say when I turned the key to check the fan it promptly kicked itself around and could have damaged something or someone had they been in the right or wrong spot. At least I knew it worked but had someone been trying to hold it down I'd figure someone would have had some torn up fingers.
Yours is new so just install it already. I too managed to install one without removing the rad hose but I usually go ahead and get it out of the way because it's sooo much easier if you do.
The new fan assembly didn't have an indicator for the ground, so I went by the wire colors on the existing connector.
Top wire/pin: black = ground (of course)
Middle wire/pin: blue = low speed
Bottom wire/pin: black w/orange stripe = high speed
After testing the both assemblies and removing the old, I could see the old unit had a marker for the ground. The old unit worked. It was just VERY noisy, intermittently. The new fan runs quietly. Not whisper quiet, but much better. :smile2:
Last summer, my shop direct-wired the fan. So, the noise was not a fan speed issue, probably just a bearing going bad?
I replaced the entire assembly. It was only a few dollars more than just a motor. I couldn't find a Ford part, so I went with NAPA. It looks like they used cheap hardware that will rust in less than a year. I may replace it with stainless.
Went to take out my daily driver yesterday (95 LX 4.6 w/245K miles), battery warning light came on. Gauge showed charging but figured I better check it out so as to not strand myself. Voltage on the alternator post was fine (fourteen something) while running. Only problem was the wire out of...
Has anyone installed a backup camera on a Gen 2 before? I have an Inclake camera (link below) but I don't see how to run the wires into the trunk area from the license plate area.
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