Electric Fan 16" Diameter
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Imperial Electric Fan 16" Diameter

Part No. 226116 Warranty  

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Electric fan with 16" diameter. Imperial electric fans are reversible for push or pull operation and are designed with a thin, aerodynamic profile for applications with limited space.

Product Features:
  • Rapid-Cool® Thin-Line electric fans
  • 16" diameter
  • 1,400 CFM
  • Use as a pusher or puller fan
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Bolt Hole Quantity:4
Fan Type:Reversable
Finish:Black Plastic
Height:15.75 in
Length:16.75 in
Material:Plastic
O.E.M. Replacement:No
Performance:No
Width:4.25 in

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ImperialElectric Fan 16" Diameter
 
4.2

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

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    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves performance (5)
  • Can withstand use (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Car (8)
    • Truck (4)
    • RV (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Nice Fan, Nice Price

    Fan runs great, needed to purchase an additional install kit as the fan doesn't come with one. Fan was great but had some minor hiccups with the install kit. I used this fan...Read complete review

    Fan runs great, needed to purchase an additional install kit as the fan doesn't come with one. Fan was great but had some minor hiccups with the install kit. I used this fan to replace the existing mechanical fan as the fan clutch had gone out. The price of the fan and install (relay) kit together was less than the cost of a replacement fan clutch making the replacement decision easy. The fan comes with good installation instructions and proved very easy to install,

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not the right fit

    This fan was listed as a replacement for my 96 mustang GT, but the fan in my car has a three wire setup and this fan only had two. The site should be more...Read complete review

    This fan was listed as a replacement for my 96 mustang GT, but the fan in my car has a three wire setup and this fan only had two. The site should be more discriptive about its parts.

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    5.0

    2001 ford ranger 3.0

    By duffy

    from new bern nc

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Competitive Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

    Level 1

    Pros

    • Improves Performance
    • Much Lower Noise
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Car
      • RV
      • Truck

      Comments about Imperial Electric Fan 16" Diameter:

      my ford ranger has 172000 miles and the stock fan was just to noisy and drained power, this is the answer.engine runs cool a/c still cold. and no more fan noise. i think some what better gas mileage also.great price too and dont for get the control also ajustable.

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      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Super quiet compared to a belt fan

      By Lifeguard

      from Rockford, IL

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer
      Level 3

      Pros

      • Easy install
      • Good value
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Replacing Factory Fan

        Comments about Imperial Electric Fan 16" Diameter:

        Easy install on my '78 Camaro. Nice and quiet compared to the factory belt fan. I ordered a larger one based on my stander radiator size, but it would not fit on the engine side and clear the pulley. The narrower 10" and 14" fans work better behind the radiator. I placed mine in front since mine has no AC, and since it was a pusher fan out of the box, I didn't need to change anything. I got the relay to go with it, which also made install easy.

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        (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Fan!

        By 68Bowties

        from Troy, VA

        About Me Competitive Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer
        Helpful Reviewer

        Pros

        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Car
          • RV
          • Truck

          Comments about Imperial Electric Fan 16" Diameter:

          Great fan for the money! This fan will have a ROUGH life.

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          (5 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Electric Fan 16

          By MarvF.

          from Tarzana, CA.

          About Me Auto Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer
          Level 2

          Pros

          • Improves Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Car

            Comments about Imperial Electric Fan 16" Diameter:

            Installed in 57 Tbird. Used oven thermostat, with normally closed contact, with capillary probe mounted by engines' thermostat housing and set temperature to run fan at 70 deg. C. and above. Used 12Vdc relay to control 8 Amp fan current when set point is reached, to keep fan current out of ignition switch, and to have the fan turn off when engine is shut down. Wired 25 A fuse per instructions to battery. Did have to build two parallel 1"x 1/8" steel straps with mounting studs welded to hold fan close to radiator without hitting the tubes or fins. Very satisfied with performance. (Usage is as a puller fan, mounted behind radiator.)

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            (9 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent fan!

            By H.D. FIRE

            from Joliet, IL

            Verified Buyer
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            Pros

            • Can Withstand Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Imperial Electric Fan 16" Diameter:

                Used to replace the stock fan in my 86' Pontiac Fiero. Replacement OEM units are rediculously expensive. This was a great alternative and seems to be working very well.

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                (6 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Not the right fit

                By Mr Clean

                from Hampstead, NC

                About Me Casual Driver

                Verified Buyer
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                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Not Functional

                  Best Uses

                  • Car

                  Comments about Imperial Electric Fan 16" Diameter:

                  This fan was listed as a replacement for my 96 mustang GT, but the fan in my car has a three wire setup and this fan only had two. The site should be more discriptive about its parts.

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                  (62 of 100 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Nice Fan, Nice Price

                  By Matt

                  from Hampton, VA

                  About Me Home mechanic, Shade tree

                  Verified Buyer
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                  Pros

                  • Ease of install
                  • Improves Performance
                  • Price

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Car

                    Comments about Imperial Electric Fan 16" Diameter:

                    Fan runs great, needed to purchase an additional install kit as the fan doesn't come with one. Fan was great but had some minor hiccups with the install kit. I used this fan to replace the existing mechanical fan as the fan clutch had gone out. The price of the fan and install (relay) kit together was less than the cost of a replacement fan clutch making the replacement decision easy. The fan comes with good installation instructions and proved very easy to install,

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                    (60 of 103 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Good choice

                    By PC

                    from Florida

                    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Competitive Driver, Mechanic

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                    Level 3

                    Pros

                    • Can Withstand Use
                    • Improves Comfort
                    • Improves Performance
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Car
                      • Garage
                      • RV
                      • Truck

                      Comments about Imperial Electric Fan 16" Diameter:

                      Quiet and cools alot better than my old mechanical fan.

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                      (46 of 88 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Does the job

                      By 57 PONY

                      from Pickens,SC

                      About Me Auto Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer
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                      Pros

                      • Can Withstand Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Car

                        Comments about Imperial Electric Fan 16" Diameter:

                        I have had installed for a short time but seems to do the job.

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                        (53 of 91 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Very windy

                        By Nate

                        from Elkview WV

                        About Me Everyday Driver

                        Verified Buyer
                        3 or more reviews submitted

                        Pros

                        • Added horsepower
                        • Cooler than stock
                        • Improves Performance

                        Cons

                        • Pusher not a puller

                        Best Uses

                        • Car
                        • Truck

                        Comments about Imperial Electric Fan 16" Diameter:

                        Although the fan is set up as a pusher fan, I switched the ground on the fan to a hot and the hot to a ground. This made this fan run in the opposite direction and made it a puller fan like i needed. It works that's all that matters.

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                        • Q:

                          how thick is the whole assy, the distance between radiator and engine
                          Asked on 9/7/2014 by rich from little ferry n.j.

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Hi Rich, I'm happy to assist you! The depth of the fan is 4-1/4 inches and its mounting specification is 15-3/4 X 16-3/4 inches.

                            Answered on 9/8/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                        • Q:

                          Hello. I have a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am and the fans are on a toggle switch enstead of the way it came from the factory. My question is the fans suppose to blow towards the radiator or away from the radiator to keep the radiator cool?
                          Asked on 7/2/2014 by Shannon from Springfield Ohio

                          2 answers

                          • A:

                            If you mount on the front side, then use it as a pusher, if you mount it on the back of the radiator, use it as a puller. Otherwise the fan will try to push the air back when you are moving.

                            Answered on 7/25/2014 by KB from Atlanta
                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Great question, Shannon! These fans are designed to operate as pullers or pushers based off of the customer's needs for cooling. The included instruction sheet has directions for swapping the wires and blades to complete this process.

                            Answered on 7/14/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                        • Q:

                          Does this product come with the motor as well
                          Asked on 4/4/2014 by timmy b from jax, fl

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Hi Timmy, great question! Yes, this Imperial Electric Fan includes motor with it.

                            Answered on 4/5/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                        • Q:

                          If I want it to be a pusher fan, what wire (yellow or black) goes to the positive side of the battery?
                          Asked on 1/29/2014 by Scott

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Hi Scott! Glad to be of assistance! The yellow wire goes to the positive side of the battery for a pusher type fan.

                            Answered on 2/5/2014 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                        • Q:

                          WHAT IS THE AMPERAGE DRAW IN EACH OF THE 3 SPEEDS
                          Asked on 10/26/2013 by BILL from DUNEDIN, FLORIDA

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Hi BILL, the amperage drawn by this Imperial Electric Fan 16" Diameter - part# 226116 is 16.5 amps.

                            Answered on 10/28/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                        • Q:

                          does this fan come with everything i need to go from a stock fan with clutch on a 95 c1500 to this electric fan or do i need an additional wiring kit. if so are those avaliable at the advanced store
                          Asked on 7/7/2013 by chris from belmont, nc

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            The Imperial Electric Fan 16" Diameter (Part No. 226116) is universal and not vehicle specific. The exact fit electric fan for your 1995 Chevrolet C1500 is currently unavailable online. This electric fan requires a wiring kit. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                            Answered on 7/8/2013 by Steve from AAP
                        • Q:

                          will this fit a 1992 ford taurus lx with the 3.0 v6?
                          Asked on 12/12/2011 by Gene from NY

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            This part is universal and not a direct fit for your vehicle. This is a one size fits most, slight modification may be required.

                            Answered on 12/12/2011 by Vincent from AAP
                        • Q:

                          Will this fan work in a 98 chevy k1500 p/u with a 5.7 motor and also do i need to use a relay and a temperture control to turn it on and off when the radiator needs cooled
                          Asked on 11/27/2011 by Anonymous from Altoona,PA.

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            This part is universal and not a direct fit for your vehicle. This is a one size fits most, slight modification may be required.

                            Answered on 11/27/2011 by Dennis from AAP
                        • Q:

                          will this fan replace my 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee fan?
                          Asked on 10/1/2011 by rome from homestead,florida

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            This part is universal and not a direct fit for your vehicle. This is a one size fits most.

                            Answered on 10/2/2011 by Steve from AAP
                        • Q:

                          I have a 1993 ford ranger 3.0 will this fan work to replace my clutch fan and will it fit
                          Asked on 8/16/2011 by s from alabama

                          2 answers

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            This part is universal and not a direct fit for your vehicle. This is a one size fits most, slight modification may be required.

                            Answered on 8/16/2011 by Aaron
                          • A:

                            it will replace your old fan but it is recommended to add a fan controller as well so it will only come on when it is needed

                            Answered on 10/27/2011 by Robert W from Auburndale, Fl
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