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#1 conquest396

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 01:45 PM

While working on my 1999 Subaru Impreza I noticed the cooling fan motor was similar in bolt pattern to our Primary cooling fan motor. Even the wire colors were the same, Blue and Black. So I decided to see if it could work.....

Guess what, its a direct fit, fan blade as well (better than the stock 4 blade in our cars, it has 5 twist or vortex style blades like a Hayden)
You reuse your stock shroud and wiring. All you need to do is cut and solder the blue and black wires, and finish with some heat shrink tubing. No pics needed, its a 1-2-3 deal. Make sure you loctite the screws when you put it all together.

I dont know why people say the first generation eclipse is a replacement. The whole thing with the shroud is not a drop in, nor is the motor. I ordered both from rock auto,2 different brands,  and they dont fit- if they do post pics and show us.

In any case if you are getting them from the aftermarket, they are typically repro junk, and are $115-150. The Subaru ones are oem and made to last a lifetime. MY 1999 Impreza has 189,000 miles and they are the original fans!



The Subaru Part number for the primary cooling fan is 45121FC050 . This fits most 1993-2001 Imprezas. Maybe higher years as well in case you are hitting the junk yard. The secondary or A/C cooling will probably work also but I didnt try it. Its part number is 73310FC050   .  The primary has less blades the a/c more blades, same as our cars.

I got mine from Subaruonlineparts.com They will give special pricing for Starquesters of $140 plus shipping for the primary cooling motor/blade assembly, and $160 plus shipping for the A/c motor assembly, just mention it in the order notes.

Go here and paste the part numbers in the part number search box,add to cart and check out.

https://www.subaruon...empartscat.html

Finally running cool, and I didnt have to go after market, spend a lot of money or hack up my wiring.

Edited by conquest396, 04 April 2012 - 07:59 PM.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 07:00 PM

Good find, thanks for posting that!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:10 PM

awesome find, will get a set soon enough.


just like this one? I can probly get one at pick and pull for $25, since I'd be changing all three of mine, can't be paying $160+ per fan
http://www.ebay.com/...r#ht_500wt_1327

Edited by The Rabbit1, 02 April 2012 - 11:14 PM.

Replaced: vac advance, Delphi injectors, all vac lines, tees and check valves, all brake hoses and pads, Master cylinder, flex plate, torque convertor, T-stat(180), CTS, TPS, both fan switches to primary, rear speakers, door speakers
Overhauled: Distributor, TB, wiper system, electrical ground connections, dash switches, auto seat belt tracks, entire auto trans, entire fuel system, A/C system
Upgraded: 1st gen Mas, HKS bov, Walbro 255lph pump, S16G Turbo and increased boost to 15psi, Aeromotive rrfpr 13105, MSD 8910 Tach adapter, Comp Cams Fireball digital ignition system, 35 watt HID headlights (6000k) 1000w 4ch amp, 100A alternator, engine to chassis to battery ground (4ga), charging wire from Alt to Batt (6ga), 2.5" Catalytic converter, Magnaflow muffler, R134 A/C, Yellow top optima battery
Added: AEM wideband, rail mounted fuel pressure gauge, dual alternator fusible links
Eliminated: Cruise, ABS, Emissions, Vac pump

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:59 PM

Yes thats the one...
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 05:04 PM

so you didn't use the green wire?
Replaced: vac advance, Delphi injectors, all vac lines, tees and check valves, all brake hoses and pads, Master cylinder, flex plate, torque convertor, T-stat(180), CTS, TPS, both fan switches to primary, rear speakers, door speakers
Overhauled: Distributor, TB, wiper system, electrical ground connections, dash switches, auto seat belt tracks, entire auto trans, entire fuel system, A/C system
Upgraded: 1st gen Mas, HKS bov, Walbro 255lph pump, S16G Turbo and increased boost to 15psi, Aeromotive rrfpr 13105, MSD 8910 Tach adapter, Comp Cams Fireball digital ignition system, 35 watt HID headlights (6000k) 1000w 4ch amp, 100A alternator, engine to chassis to battery ground (4ga), charging wire from Alt to Batt (6ga), 2.5" Catalytic converter, Magnaflow muffler, R134 A/C, Yellow top optima battery
Added: AEM wideband, rail mounted fuel pressure gauge, dual alternator fusible links
Eliminated: Cruise, ABS, Emissions, Vac pump

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 05:48 PM

Great find, I vote to make this a sticky...
We needed some elect. fan options.
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 06:06 PM

View PostIronside, on 05 May 2012 - 05:48 PM, said:

Great find, I vote to make this a sticky...
We needed some elect. fan options.
in the process of doing this, so don't lock it just yet.. pics to come
Replaced: vac advance, Delphi injectors, all vac lines, tees and check valves, all brake hoses and pads, Master cylinder, flex plate, torque convertor, T-stat(180), CTS, TPS, both fan switches to primary, rear speakers, door speakers
Overhauled: Distributor, TB, wiper system, electrical ground connections, dash switches, auto seat belt tracks, entire auto trans, entire fuel system, A/C system
Upgraded: 1st gen Mas, HKS bov, Walbro 255lph pump, S16G Turbo and increased boost to 15psi, Aeromotive rrfpr 13105, MSD 8910 Tach adapter, Comp Cams Fireball digital ignition system, 35 watt HID headlights (6000k) 1000w 4ch amp, 100A alternator, engine to chassis to battery ground (4ga), charging wire from Alt to Batt (6ga), 2.5" Catalytic converter, Magnaflow muffler, R134 A/C, Yellow top optima battery
Added: AEM wideband, rail mounted fuel pressure gauge, dual alternator fusible links
Eliminated: Cruise, ABS, Emissions, Vac pump

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 01:00 PM

View PostThe Rabbit1, on 05 May 2012 - 05:04 PM, said:

so you didn't use the green wire?

View PostThe Rabbit1, on 05 May 2012 - 06:06 PM, said:

in the process of doing this, so don't lock it just yet.. pics to come
guess I got the wrong ones, mine have a blue and green wire and they do not just fall in to our stock shroud. but with these two wires I do have a low, med, high speed, maybe I will run it in high and make them work for now..
Replaced: vac advance, Delphi injectors, all vac lines, tees and check valves, all brake hoses and pads, Master cylinder, flex plate, torque convertor, T-stat(180), CTS, TPS, both fan switches to primary, rear speakers, door speakers
Overhauled: Distributor, TB, wiper system, electrical ground connections, dash switches, auto seat belt tracks, entire auto trans, entire fuel system, A/C system
Upgraded: 1st gen Mas, HKS bov, Walbro 255lph pump, S16G Turbo and increased boost to 15psi, Aeromotive rrfpr 13105, MSD 8910 Tach adapter, Comp Cams Fireball digital ignition system, 35 watt HID headlights (6000k) 1000w 4ch amp, 100A alternator, engine to chassis to battery ground (4ga), charging wire from Alt to Batt (6ga), 2.5" Catalytic converter, Magnaflow muffler, R134 A/C, Yellow top optima battery
Added: AEM wideband, rail mounted fuel pressure gauge, dual alternator fusible links
Eliminated: Cruise, ABS, Emissions, Vac pump

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 02:53 PM

ok, not dealing with it, the fans with green and blue wire like this one:

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are not drop in compatible.
Replaced: vac advance, Delphi injectors, all vac lines, tees and check valves, all brake hoses and pads, Master cylinder, flex plate, torque convertor, T-stat(180), CTS, TPS, both fan switches to primary, rear speakers, door speakers
Overhauled: Distributor, TB, wiper system, electrical ground connections, dash switches, auto seat belt tracks, entire auto trans, entire fuel system, A/C system
Upgraded: 1st gen Mas, HKS bov, Walbro 255lph pump, S16G Turbo and increased boost to 15psi, Aeromotive rrfpr 13105, MSD 8910 Tach adapter, Comp Cams Fireball digital ignition system, 35 watt HID headlights (6000k) 1000w 4ch amp, 100A alternator, engine to chassis to battery ground (4ga), charging wire from Alt to Batt (6ga), 2.5" Catalytic converter, Magnaflow muffler, R134 A/C, Yellow top optima battery
Added: AEM wideband, rail mounted fuel pressure gauge, dual alternator fusible links
Eliminated: Cruise, ABS, Emissions, Vac pump

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 08:36 PM

The Subaru part numbers are there... Order online - go to a dealer. Enough with the junk yard BS. A new one will last forever. Either way the wire colors are the same, black and blue on the primary. Cut, solder and walk away. a one beer job on a saturday....
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 08:37 PM

In case its not clear you use the motor and fan not the whole shroud......
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 09:18 PM

View Postconquest396, on 09 May 2012 - 08:37 PM, said:

In case its not clear you use the motor and fan not the whole shroud......
yse, but the motor in the pic has three wires, and nether the mounting screw holes line up, nor does the motor fit perfect in our shroud.
Replaced: vac advance, Delphi injectors, all vac lines, tees and check valves, all brake hoses and pads, Master cylinder, flex plate, torque convertor, T-stat(180), CTS, TPS, both fan switches to primary, rear speakers, door speakers
Overhauled: Distributor, TB, wiper system, electrical ground connections, dash switches, auto seat belt tracks, entire auto trans, entire fuel system, A/C system
Upgraded: 1st gen Mas, HKS bov, Walbro 255lph pump, S16G Turbo and increased boost to 15psi, Aeromotive rrfpr 13105, MSD 8910 Tach adapter, Comp Cams Fireball digital ignition system, 35 watt HID headlights (6000k) 1000w 4ch amp, 100A alternator, engine to chassis to battery ground (4ga), charging wire from Alt to Batt (6ga), 2.5" Catalytic converter, Magnaflow muffler, R134 A/C, Yellow top optima battery
Added: AEM wideband, rail mounted fuel pressure gauge, dual alternator fusible links
Eliminated: Cruise, ABS, Emissions, Vac pump

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 09:25 PM

Maybe you got the wrong part then . This is a Direct bolt in  with the part numbers I posted. That might be from a Forester or Legacy or different year.45121FC050 = primary cooling fan motor and fan blade. Drop in. Solder Two wires. Done.

Edited by conquest396, 24 May 2012 - 09:25 PM.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 09:06 AM

well just ordered some fans we will see what happens.

just a link to some info i found.

http://www.starquest...howtopic=135906

http://www.subarugenuineparts.com/
BLOWER FAN AY  
Make: Subaru  | Part#: 45121FC050
List Price: $209.95
Your Price: $153.68


Ebay fan motor only:
http://www.ebay.com/...72&&afsrc=1

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