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my car over heated the other day and i ended up replacing the fan clutch water pump thermostat and housing and my radiator. i get it all together and running yester day. i went to the movies and came back no over heating no funny noises. i park in the driveway and get out to tons of steam my fan blades were all missing and some of the pieces of the fan punched some good sized holes in the new radiator. any idea what would cause this? i ran the car with the hood up and everything was clearing the fan fine,
 

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Are you buying a new radiator?
 

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i sorta have a semi endless supply of used parts and i get a good discount on new parts. i have a new radiator fan, fan clutch, fan shroud. thats all going on in the morning i was hoping some one might know why it did that. i am running low on 325 radiators.
 

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Maybe something wasn't bolted down tight enough (the fan possibly?) and that caused the havock you described. Just a thought.
 

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i would say that the fan went through the radiator..... :lol: :lol: :lol

joking aside i would say that some thing wasnt done up tight...
 

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everythign was tight when i took it off. only thing i can think is the shroud got in the way some how. i am going to do the fan removal mod some time next week.
 

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im also interested in the fan delete mod as well. please keep me informed on how it goes. as for your rad problem are you sure you didnt leave something in under the hood like a small tool or what not? it may not be there now but it would have caused havoc if it was left in there.
 

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i finished the fan mod. it runs the same temp. It was pretty easy and only took about a half hour. the only thing i had to do was bleed the bubbles out of the cooling system.
 
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