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Q: Radiator fan making noise when running

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The radiator fan is making a noise when it is on. It might be the bearing.

A: The fan motor turns very fast, and these mo...

The fan motor turns very fast, and these motors do go bad after continued use; five or six years is a good life span, you made it nine years. I recommend having a mechanic such as one from YourMechanic, inspect the noise from your radiator fan to identify and quote the repairs needed.

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