Many of today's vehicles use an electric radiator fan motor to push or pull air through the radiator and
disperse engine heat. Find the right replacement radiator fan motor for your vehicle at Advance Auto Parts!
The radiator fan is a key part of your cooling system. Think of the radiator's fins and looped coils as a
heat exchanger that emanates heat from the engine, and the fan helps enhance that process (especially when
the vehicle is stopped and there's no air flow from movement).
Up until the 90s, radiator fans were almost exclusively driven by a belt from the crankshaft. Belt-driven
fans were replaced by electric-driven fans, for less parasitic drag on the engine and space efficiency under
the hood. The electric radiator fan is enclosed in its own little frame and shroud and just uses an
electrical connector or pigtail for power. If you suspect your radiator fan is failing, check the electrical
pigtail and fuse first - and if it's indeed failed, shop Advance Auto Parts for OEM-quality radiator
fans for your vehicle.