I have owned three SSR's. The radiator fan has failed on all three of them with low mileage on the clock. The first failure was at 500 miles on a brand new 03. Of course Chevrolet had no spares so they wacked it with a hammer and sent me on my way. Told me to do the same until they could find another fan.My OEM failed at 17000 miles. (The average failure mileage is 37000 miles)
The cause of the failure was the motor brushes gat stuck in the brush holder due to a dirt & carbon build up.
A temporary fix is to bang on the fan hub to loosen the stuck brushes.
I installed Mike's fan and was pleasantly surprised when I felt the A/C was actually colder coming from the vents.
Mike's fan is shrouded and moves much more air - this cools the radiator and A/C condenser much better.
My wife thinks that we bought a "kit car", since we are always replacing parts that will fail or need improvement.Okay guys, on the list. As soon as I get the roof struts it's next up. Now I've got to figure out how to tell the wife another month of beans and hot dogs! lol