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Old 04-21-2012, 10:44 AM   #1
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im new to the cherokee builds and i was wondering if the 1997 sport came factory with the electric fan? i know it may sound like a dumb question but hey you got to start somewhere.
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OE standard cooling consists of the belt fan only. OE Heavy Duty cooling added the efan. Factory a/c also added HD cooling.
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ever seen a 97 with no ac...lol...
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Nope, can't say that I have, just going by what the book says. Don't have enough time to look at other XJs, just our 1 XJ takes lots of time away from looking at other things, just to keep it going. LOL
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You have an e-fan on the driver's side, and a mechanical/clutch fan on the passenger's side. Sounds like you want to remove the clutch fan and replace it, right? Having the same overheating problems as the majority of us had/have? Replace all of your cooling system components and flush/fill it. Problem solved 90% of the time.
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im not replacing one i just bought this jeep from my brothers dad and ive seen on pics of cherokees that alot of them had the electric fan i just wanted to be sure so if i did i can go get it and put it on.
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how would i know if it standard cooling or heavy duty?
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Nope, can't say that I have, just going by what the book says. Don't have enough time to look at other XJs, just our 1 XJ takes lots of time away from looking at other things, just to keep it going. LOL
lol i actualy saw one in th jy 94 4cyl factory no ac but stilll had both fans
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how would i know if it standard cooling or heavy duty?
If you see the belt driven fan and to the right an electric fan, well there is your HD cooling.
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If you see the belt driven fan and to the right an electric fan, well there is your HD cooling.
Well they hit a cow and the entire front end was off so. I dont know if it had one or not
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lol i actualy saw one in th jy 94 4cyl factory no ac but stilll had both fans
Heavy duty cooling (both fans) was available as an option without a/c, from what I've read.....got to be a rare bird though.
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So do yall think i should try it or wait
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Does it/did it have factory a/c? If it does/did, it left the factory with HD cooling.
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You have an e-fan on the driver's side, and a mechanical/clutch fan on the passenger's side. Sounds like you want to remove the clutch fan and replace it, right? Having the same overheating problems as the majority of us had/have? Replace all of your cooling system components and flush/fill it. Problem solved 90% of the time.
Correct. If the drivers side of your radiator is open you 're missing the electric fan. Look for a plug not plugged into anything in the ftont drivers corner. Go to a junkyard and get one. There are a couple of screws holding it on top and it just slides out (tabs on the bottom) .

The later model ones were a little quieter and more efficient but I think most of the 4.0 ones fit the same.

I got my plastic-ish radiator at advance auto. It works fine and the jeep runs a bit cooler. The tranny lines were a pain to attach (the couplings)
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