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Gen 1 clutch cooling fan to electric cooling fan conversion

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Bird42, Apr 23, 2017.

  1. Apr 23, 2017 at 8:26 PM
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    Bird42

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    Does anyone have any information on what it would take to convert a gen 1 tundra clutch cooling fan to an electric fan?
     
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    Sunbscribed, I'm interested in this as well. I converted my 2000 Ford Expedition from clutch to electric fan and saw dramatic improvements in throttle response, radiator cooling and A/C coldness. I know Flex-a-Lite sells a direct bolt in kit to fit these trucks, not sure how good their fan controller is though. The ONLY electric fan controller I will ever use are the ones from http://www.autocoolguy.com/
    They sell the BEST fan controller on the market and are TOP NOTCH people to deal with. I would say your best combination would be the Flex-a-lite electric fan/shroud and Autocoolguy Fan Controller.
     
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    If you go to Flex-a-life's website they make a direct fit dual electric fan for the '00-'06 Tundra. They don't list a price on the website but it's model 775.
     
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    Just did electric fan conversion to my 06. Used Proform controller and Flex a Lite fans(same as one in kit). Just starting to test. No towing yet and its winter in OR. My only issue is controller temp not reading same as ECT sensor OBD temp. Proform temp sensor is in upper radiator hose housing. One would think that would be same temp. See some ppl tap and thread thermostat housing next to ECT sensor for same reading. I'll be calling Proform for ideas but wonder what your thoughts may be? Also, wondering could I wire splice into ECT sensor?
     
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    Punk1974

    Punk1974 former 2000 owner looking for a fg tunny project

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    i do alot of reading and when the subject of electric fans comes up most people usually create more problems by installing one than solving problems. internet has many threads on there problems and some people figure out the original design is best and switch it back..
     
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    I've read up on it as well. Many make it work. I will add its already worth it. Pulling gear higher on most mountain/hill passes. Did you have any helpful technical advice to share?
     
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    Punk1974 former 2000 owner looking for a fg tunny project

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    besides what i’ve stated if you do switch back to original design maybe install a new fan pulley as they do wear out over time. the spring and oils inside grow tired and a new unit will bring back the og design and function. its an easy replace.

    glad yours in working for you but you still have some gremlins left to work out as you’ve stated..
     
  9. Mar 19, 2022 at 9:12 PM
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    I bought 06 Tundra DC 4.7L few months ago and I’m definitely installing an electric fan.
    I did an e-Fan conversion on a 04 Tacoma 3.4l Supercharged eight years ago. I used a 02-04 Grand Cherokee 4L electric fan that perfectly fitted on the tacoma’s oem shroud and for a fan controller I picked one from www.autocoolguy.com with an inline sensor.
    Never had a problem, keeps coolant temps around 185F (170F thermostat) here in Florida. I noticed improved throttle response, and the A/C works better when parked or stopped at the red light.
    It is important to use a fan controller to avoid the inrush current protecting the electrical system and the fan itself.
     
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