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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-02-11, 09:48 AM Thread Starter
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Cooling Fan Part #'s What's the difference

Hi to all. I have a 2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0 V6 OHV 180,000 miles.

My mechanic says I need a cooling fan on the passenger side. He checked fuses, etc and I went on two websites first I went on:

RockAuto site and the Motorcraft part # RF144(F8DZ8C607AC) then on
Ford Website and the part # RF159(doesn't give me #)

What is the difference?

Thanks for any help.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-02-11, 10:40 AM
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Re: Cooling Fan Part #'s What's the difference

That is called a " box car " number. It's used for inventory, part shelf location, reordering,
and quality control. Prime exp. F8 means 1998. That is not part of the part number.
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Re: Cooling Fan Part #'s What's the difference

Thanks for answering Chipset. The question wasn't so technical but you do know your stuff.

I don't know if there is a difference in part from RF144 to RF159.

The reason I ask if the parts are the same because if they are there is about a $70 difference in price by which I would be able to negotiate with Ford and get it at my local dealership instead of ordering it online and having to wait. Again Thanks and my best.
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Re: Cooling Fan Part #'s What's the difference

Well i thought i'd really make your day. RF159 is the left side. RF144 is not a good number from ford. It has been changed up to RF222. right side. One little bit of advice. If the part
number is different the part is different.
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Thanks for the reply. You did make my day Chipset, lol. Believe me I appreciate any info. Knowledge is power and I thought that maybe the number was a change and that it was the same part. Thanks and my best.
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