Thermostatic Fan Control - Preset
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Imperial Thermostatic Fan Control - Preset

Part No. 226206 Warranty  

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Controls the operating temperature of Imperial electric fans. Operates up to 2 fans.

Product Features:
  • Preset thermostatic fan control
  • 185°F preset
  • For use with Imperial electric fans
  • Probe installs into radiator fins
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Length:3 in
Material:Plastic/Metal
Plug Gender:Male
Shape:Push In
Terminal Quantity:1
Terminal Type:Push Probe

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ImperialThermostatic Fan Control - Preset
 
4.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Was this a gift?:
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      4.0

      Made installing my fan easy

      By Lifeguard

      from Rockford, IL

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer
      Level 3

      Pros

      • Easy Install
      • Wire Plenty Long

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Installing Electric Fan

        Comments about Imperial Thermostatic Fan Control - Preset:

        This relay made my electric fan install easy. Instructions were straight forward, and installation was a snap. Came with preset probe which didn't need any tuning. The only problem I had was finding a constant 12volt ignition activated power source to plug the probe into in my classic Camaro. Relay runs the fan great and hides easily out of sight.

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        • No

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        (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent and simple

        By techweenie

        from Grand Blanc, MI

        About Me Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

        Helpful Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Trucks

          Comments about Imperial Thermostatic Fan Control - Preset:

          I've been using this kit for several years on my off road truck. It's hooked up to a powerful flex-a-lite fan and handles the load with ease. I have blown a couple fuses, but that only happens when crossing deep water. The install was very easy, and since there's only a couple parts it is very reliable. I've had the adjustable units fail once a little water or mud gets on them. This one can be mounted up and out of harms way. I will be getting a second unit for my daily driver pickup, so I'm happy to see they're still available.

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          • No

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          (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Easy to install, inaccurate control

          By Rogan

          from Winchester, VA

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

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Flimsy
          • Inaccurate Switch

          Best Uses

          • Large Cars
          • Trucks

          Comments about Imperial Thermostatic Fan Control - Preset:

          This unit is easy to install. However, the most important piece is the most unreliable of the contents in the package: The thermostatic switch. It is supposed to "close the circuit" at ~185*F. This does not happen. I tried two separate new ones and neither are accurate, or close, for that matter. In a pan of hot water, the 2 switches I got from Advance Auto Parts were nowhere close to this temp setting. One switch closed at 224*F, and the other closed at 240*F (water was boiling for a few minutes before the switch closed.)
          Being that I am using the Imperial fan (226110) on the Imperial Maxi-Cool Transmission cooler (243012), these temperatures would have already caused transmission damage, let alone the fact that they're supposed to operate in the 185*F range. 40-60*F variance is totally unacceptable.

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          (22 of 41 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          great value

          By chad

          from browncity

          Verified Buyer
          Helpful Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • High-Performance
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Imperial Thermostatic Fan Control - Preset:

              great value. easy to use

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              6 Questions | 9 Answers
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              • Q:

                fan kit 226206 hook it up to fan but the fan run on start up
                Asked on 7/10/2013 by billy the kid from villa park il.

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  Sorry, without the presence of your vehicle we would not be able to properly diagnose it nor provide you with a 100% answer. We would suggest that you take your vehicle to a certified mechanic for further diagnosis. 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 7/11/2013 by Steve from AAP
              • Q:

                my Buick Regal motors/fans are o.k. the activation system is shot(ecm?)can i use this to bypass this and operate fans and if i buy this kit will i need anything else
                Asked on 10/6/2012 by bkracer

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  In order to best answer your question, we need more information and our technicians would be more than happy to assist you if you could please call us at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623).

                  Answered on 10/8/2012 by Aaron from AAP
              • Q:

                does anybody have the instruction sheet or wiring diagram for the thertmostatic fan control 226206 Thanks Scott
                Asked on 10/30/2011 by Anonymous from keene, nh

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  Sorry, we do not carry the instruction sheet or wiring diagram for the thertmostatic fan control.

                  Answered on 11/3/2011 by DIY Daniel from AAP
              • Q:

                thermostatic fan control is hooked up power to yellow wire when y ou turn the switch on. power constantley all the time from battery. Orange wire hooked from termostatic control to yellow wire on fan fan also has good ground. why do i not have power to thermostatic fan control fuse
                Asked on 7/23/2011 by whodeany from alabama

                2 answers

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                  A:

                  For further assistance, please provide the year, make, model and engine size of the vehicle.

                  Answered on 7/25/2011 by Vincent from AAP
                • A:

                  the fused wire must to hooked up directly to the battery

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

                where does the yellow wire coming off the probe connect to?
                Asked on 7/10/2011 by bill from star city, arkansas

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  We will need more information including the year, make, model, and engine size of your application before we can make a suggestion. Please call us at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and we would be more than happy to further assist you.

                  Answered on 7/13/2011 by Start with Shane! from AAP
              • Q:

                I need to know where the temperature sensor for the fan is located on the plymouth voyager 1998
                Asked on 4/12/2010 by joe from santa fe, nm

                3 answers

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                  A:

                  Please provide the engine size of your 1998 Plymouth Voyager.

                  Answered on 7/2/2010 by Mike from AAP
                • A:

                  where is the thermostatic fan control is located on the vehicule

                  Answered on 1/17/2011 by ray from usa
                • A:

                  the fan is controlled by the engine computer

                  Answered on 3/14/2013 by drdoominator420 from greene, ny
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