Mine problem was similar....amazon TYC branded fans have worked great for me. $100 ish for the entire unit with 2 fans and reservoir.I don't mean to steal this thread but I have a similar issue, except my radiator fan will turn on once I hit the motor with the butt-end of a screwdriver. I'm assuming this is an electrical issue, but the fan also spins noticeably slower than the passenger side fan, so it's possibly the motor is dead/dying. Has anyone had a similar issue?
Along those lines, for someone who's experience working on their car involves changing oil, replacing rotors/pads, and light engine work (replacing TDC sensor on a civic, ignition coils, transmission bleed, VC gasket etc) is the process involved for replacing the fan motor that difficult? I haven't found a clear write-up yet of all involved, but it seems doable though not in a comfort zone.
I believe I only need to pull out the old motor and plug in the new one, without having to mess with the ATF hoses or drain coolant, though I am not 100% sure and have never worked on a radiator/cooling system before. Can anyone verify that if I am only planning to replace the cooling fan motor, I do not need to go through with draining and flushing coolant and transmission fluid hoses?1. Drain the engine coolant.
2. Remove the front bulkhead cover:
3. Remove the automatic transmission fluid (ATF) cooler hoses (A/T). Plug the ATF cooler hoses and lines.
4. Remove the upper radiator hose and the lower radiator hose from the radiator.
5. Disconnect the fan motor connectors and radiator fan switch connector ('03-04 models)/engine coolant temperture (ECT) sensor 2 connector ('05-07 models).
6. Remove the A/C compressor clutch connector.
7. Remove the upper bracket and cushions, then pull up the radiator.
8. Remove the fan shroud assemblies and other parts from the radiator.
9. Install the radiator in the reverse order of removal. Make sure the upper and lower cushions are set securely.