Your vehicle's cooling system makes sure that your engine does not overheat, making it one of the most crucial systems in the car. Aside from that, the cooling system is also responsible for allowing the engine to heat up quickly and to keep it at constant temperature. What it actually does is circulate the air through the radiator so that the heat accumulated by the engine because of the constant burning of fuel is dispersed into the surrounding air. Almost one-third of the heat produced by the engine is eliminated by the cooling system and some of it is use in other car processes.
Although the radiator is considered the heart of the cooling system, a lot of other components work together for it to be effective and efficient. The radiator fan is one component that is essential in the whole cooling system process. It is a rotating device which draws air through the radiator. This process helps make the cooling even faster with the availability of more air. The radiator fan is either electric or belt driven and is located near the radiator. It is made up of several parts such as the fan blade, fan clutch, fan motor and fan shroud. The fan blade is shaped like a propeller and is directly responsible for drawing the air, the curved shaped ensures more air is drawn. The fan clutch is the component that ensures thermal operation, when the desired temperature is reached the radiator fan stops working even when the engine is at work. The fan motor powers the radiator fan. The fan shroud is the component that prevents recirculation of air around the fan.
The radiator fan shroud is made of plastic that serves as a hood that encloses the air and prevents it from coming back so that the air is concentrated in one direction. The radiator fan shroud also helps concentrate cool air when it is pulled by the cooling fan through the radiator. The fan shroud also protects you from the fan blades. It is important to make sure that the fan shroud is mounted properly.
Improper installation or mounting could cause the radiator fan shroud to vibrate which might damage the fan shroud and reduce its capacity to protect the blades. If the blades are not properly protected and it breaks then it might cause further damage. Immediately replace damaged fan shrouds. Premium quality Kia Sportage Fan Shroud is available here in Parts Train. Click on our online catalog to conveniently locate the right parts to complete your replacement needs.