1 of my cooling fans fans has gone bad, I’m thinking of replacing with an aftermarket universal 12 volt fan (that pulls air in, like the original). I am OK to modify the fan shroud assembly that holds them. Anyone ever do this ?
Since this forum covers all sedans from 1995 to 2009…
Might help to tell us the car you have.
I thought there would’ve loads of jag used fans available.
You will probably need to replace both fans otherwise one will run faster than the other. So factor that cost in. You could buy one to start with to see how it fits and works
yes many used fans, on ebay for example, but the fans I need are limited to '95-'97, for some reason which I can’t understand, because they “look” the same as the '98 and forward fans advertised, but the vehicle filters say they “won’t fit your vehicle”, not sure why. Therefore, I get less choice, and, all the ones I see looked as old and used as the one I have, that is failing. BUT I did order one used fan anyway, in case my experiment doesn’t work.
I do agree with your idea that 2 matching off-the shelf would be wise, and it would be great to have actual new fans.
All the sedan fans from VIN 667829 (XJ40) to F59525 (2003) are basically the same. The rubber isolation mounts are different on the shroud mount fixings (shroud to radiator) but you can move the parts around to fit.(some are long, some are shorter)
The motor 3 bolt flanges can be interchanged to fit all the shrouds!!