Electric Radiator Fan

Q: Do all cars have a belt that turns the coolant fan?

A: No. Many fans are driven by an electric motor. Most new passenger cars use an electric fan because it is more efficient and more suitable for front-wheel drive vehicles. Use caution when working on a vehicle with an electric fan. Electric fans can start without the engine running. Keep your fingers away from the fan area. If you need to work near an electric fan, disconnect your car’s negative battery cable.