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How long does it take to replace the radiator fan motor?
The passenger side radiator fan does not work. The fuses, relays, and sensor are all good. Also, the driver side fan works well. I check Kragen, autozone, and online nissanpartstore and only find the whole fan assembly with both fans for about $143. This assembly is also on ebay for $97.5 + $20 shipping.
So I get a few questions here:
1. With only the driver side fan working, the coolant tempature is always very good (40% of the High) even in the hot summer with A/C on. It seems that Altima's cooling design is so good that one fan is enough to prevent engine overheating. So, is it necessary to fix this problem?
2. Where can I find the passenger side fan motor for a cheaper price? Is there any universal fan motor on the market?
3. How long does it take to replace the fan assambly? Is it a time-consuming work? I am wondering whether removing the radiator hoses and draining the coolant are required for this job.
Thanks for your suggestions.
1998 Nissan Altima SE 5-speed fully loaded
everything stock except Kyb-GR2 struts