1999 Camry - Radiator Fan Rattling Question

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Old 30 Apr 2006, 11:49 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default 1999 Camry - Radiator Fan Rattling Question

On a 1999 Camry (4cyl, made in Kentucky), the passenger side radiator
fan is rattling a good bit; enough to overpower the what used to be the
quiet interior of the vehicle as well as draw attention from those we
drive past. In a quick inspection, I've noticed that the passenger side
fan blade rotates very rough when turning by hand.

I figured it would be a simple replacement. For $75, I can buy the
motor, fan, and shroud as a single unit from autopartscorner.com. But
there's one little odd thing about the fans. While both fans are OEM
Toyota parts, is there any particular reason the driver's side radiator
fan has 5 blades and the the passenger side has 4 blades?
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Old 01 May 2006, 07:48 am   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: 1999 Camry - Radiator Fan Rattling Question

The 5 blade will move more air if the blades are the same. I believe
only one comes on at certain times, id say the 5 blade comes on earlier
cooling at low speed. Above a certain speed no fans are needed so slower
speed cooling would be a reason for 5 blade.

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Old 01 May 2006, 08:04 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: 1999 Camry - Radiator Fan Rattling Question

The driver side fan is the condensor cooling fan. It's primary purpose
is to cool the condensor when the AC system is turned on. That assembly
is lighter duty and thus the 4 blades. Aftermarkets, however, come with
5 blades as far as the pictures go on the parts websites. Motor itself
is not that much cheaper, it's better to go with the entire fan
assembly.

autopartscorner.com looks like a good deal, compare:

http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/cata...parttype=10638



O.B. wrote:
> On a 1999 Camry (4cyl, made in Kentucky), the passenger side radiator
> fan is rattling a good bit; enough to overpower the what used to be the
> quiet interior of the vehicle as well as draw attention from those we
> drive past. In a quick inspection, I've noticed that the passenger side
> fan blade rotates very rough when turning by hand.
>
> I figured it would be a simple replacement. For $75, I can buy the
> motor, fan, and shroud as a single unit from autopartscorner.com. But
> there's one little odd thing about the fans. While both fans are OEM
> Toyota parts, is there any particular reason the driver's side radiator
> fan has 5 blades and the the passenger side has 4 blades?


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