Your car's cooling and heating system has moving parts that make for the dissipation of heat to cool the engine or the movement of extra heat into the cabin. One such moving part is the A/C condenser fan. This part has blades that rotate via a bearing; when the fan rotates, hot air is fanned away from the condenser in order to cool the heated refrigerant. The motor that runs the fan allows the component to operate whenever the compressor is running, which in turn prevents any overheating problems. When you notice that your system has an escalating temperature, it might be that your condenser fan is acting up. Immediate replacement of the component in needed in order to keep the cooling process at its best. Why not try a replacement A/C condenser fan so as to save a few dollars, perhaps? But before purchasing one, let us first see if this unit has all the specs you need.
- Original equipment replacement
- Single fan
- With six blades
- Includes a motor and a shroud
- Comes with a year of unlimited-mileage warranty
We tested this component on a Dodge Ram and a Honda Accord, and here is what we have to say:
- The unit looked okay overall. The motor, the shroud, and the fan itself looked made from quality plastic. There was just some extra plastic from molding that needed to be cut off in order to ensure proper blowing of air.
- We had a straightforward installation of the component. We just needed to wire the fan to the power source and secure the fan with the screws. The entire procedure took only half an hour for each vehicle.
- The thickness of the fan was just enough to provide some clearance between its back part and the exhaust manifold.
- When we turned on the ignition of the two cars and finally the cooling system, the condenser fan spun with fresh vigor. We took off the front grille of each car and put our hands in front of the fan, and we definitely felt warm air being sucked out of the condenser area.
- For some reason, one of the four screws that came with the product had stripped threads that prevented the motor from being completely attached to the fan shroud. This was a minor downside, but a downside all the same. We just wished that the manufacturer would be more responsible for even small components.
- The electrical plug was a bit different for the Ram, so we had to do some modifications.
This fan has one of the cheapest prices out there and a warranty offer that is not that bad. Performance-wise, this replacement A/C condenser fan restored the health of the cooling system of the two test cars we used. We consider the problems we experienced as minor ones. Overall, this product is surely a great money-saver without sacrificing quality.