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Old 11-02-2012, 06:55 PM
bbouch111 bbouch111 is offline
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Default Problematic Fan


I recently bought a new exhaust for my truck but I can't hear the exhaust at all because of the main fan. My friends say its running to fast and that's whats causing the loud whining noise when I rev the truck. I thought that the noise had to be a simple problem like the power steering pump, so I had that replaced but the truck is still whining. Any ideas would be appreciated!

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Old 11-02-2012, 07:29 PM
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Yeah the mechanical fans are typically loud on these trucks. If you really want a quitier engine look up the e-fan conversion.
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:51 PM
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Default Re: Problematic Fan

It shouldn't be that loud. The fan clutch is probably stuck. You can remove it and replace it.
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:28 PM
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So many rangers have this problem man.. My fan is weird cause sometimes it will lock up and most times it runs smooth.. But I always laugh when i see another ranger next to me that's running at a higher RPM and I can hear that fan going.
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