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RAM 1500 Electric fan to prevent over heating

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by rbmarvin77, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. Doer anyone know of a electric fan that I can purchase that will help prevent over heating while I have the plow on? I know I can drop the blade to allow air flow and that helps but I would like to look into something more.
    Spec's: 2008 Dodge RAM 1500 Western Ultramount Midweight
     
  2. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,659

    New heavy duty fan clutch should cure the problem. They're only about $75.
     
  3. mikeplowman

    mikeplowman Senior Member
    Messages: 149

    i have a '04 1500 and i'm having the same overheating problem. i made a air deflector this summer for my plow(we'll see if that helps). i've been searching throu plowsite and i keep reading the same upgrade fan clutch, fan clutch, fan clutch. so b4 the flakes start to fall, i will be replacing my fan clutch. But what does a upgraded fan clutch do exactly??
     
  4. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,659

    Draws more air through the radiator preventing overheating. Had the same problem on my 04, new clutch, no problem.
     
  5. mikeplowman

    mikeplowman Senior Member
    Messages: 149

    sweet. cant wait to do 100mph on the highway with my plow all the way up and the heat on low NOT full blast.
     
  6. Laszlo Almasi

    Laszlo Almasi Senior Member
    Messages: 326

    I removed the fan shroud, clutch/fan assembly and installed an electric fan assembly from a Chevy in my '01 Ram 2500. Works like a charm, colder AC in the summer with traffic, no overheating etc.

    Tons more room in the bay and a tad bit more oomph w/o dragging the OEM clutch and fan assembly.
     
  7. Mad Max 4x4

    Mad Max 4x4 Member
    Messages: 36

    I have a 2010 ram 1500 and would like to do the new heavy duty clutch fan. What is the part # for the clutch thanks very much