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Old 09-23-2012, 09:51 PM
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Originally Posted by redrubyracer View Post
I secured the shroud and now need to replace the fan due to it broke off 1 blade. my car has 165,000 on it. i dont know what has been done to it because it was purchased second hand. is there something i should be weery of?
Yes, there is. I reiterate: overhaul the cooling system. Replace the radiator, water pump, fan clutch, fan, thermostat housing, thermostat, radiator cap and all the hoses and belts. And don't drive the car with a blade broken off the fan. The next one that breaks off (and another one WILL break off since it's now way unbalance) it may severe a hose, or take out the radiator and strand you.

Originally Posted by redrubyracer View Post
Thanks for the pelican parts link, that is very informative and helpful.
You're welcome! That link has a parts list for the cooling system overhaul.
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