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I've had my Ace for a couple of weeks and notice from day one that when the radiator fan kicks in it rattles, very annoying. It doesn't over heat and it doesn't do it when driving, or I just can't hear it. Anyone have this problem, or is it the nature of the beast? It's a rattle, not a rub. I will mention it to dealer upon first service after break in, but I don't think it's normal. First ATV, many years on dirt and adventure bikes plus jeeps. I'm 63 and can't handle not going off road. I live in Lake Havasu about a 1/2 mile from the nearest wash that gives access to lots of trails. Any input would be appreciated.
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I've had my Ace for a couple of weeks and notice from day one that when the radiator fan kicks in it rattles, very annoying. It doesn't over heat and it doesn't do it when driving, or I just can't hear it. Anyone have this problem, or is it the nature of the beast? It's a rattle, not a rub. I will mention it to dealer upon first service after break in, but I don't think it's normal. First ATV, many years on dirt and adventure bikes plus jeeps. I'm 63 and can't handle not going off road. I live in Lake Havasu about a 1/2 mile from the nearest wash that gives access to lots of trails. Any input would be appreciated.
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Mine sounds like any normal electric radiator fan. I wonder if any wires or something else is loose up front. You can open the front storage compartment, remove the two rivets that hold the center panel in, remove the panel and take a look down in there for anything that might be contacting the fan or is loose near the radiator. Other than that, if it's new, call and make an appointment at your dealer and let them check it out under a warranty issue. Good luck!
 

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Welcome to the forum, and good luck figuring out the radiator issue. I don't remember hearing anything that sounded unusually loud rattling up front in mine.
 

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Throttle cable was routed incorrectly, cable was rubbing on the fan. I gave it more slack which will keep it from rubbing but dealer needs to secure it properly. There was a little abrasion on the plastic surround but no real damage.
 

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Great Job, oldway! Glad you found the problem, and was able to fix it before it got to be a real issue! Maybe a wire tie or two can still allow the cable to have enough movement, but be restricted from hitting the fan. You don't want to secure a throttle cable too tightly, or make an unnatural type of bend, as the cable will experience "stick-tion", and not move as freely as it should, causing a sticking throttle. Take care! :)
 

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Great Job, oldway! Glad you found the problem, and was able to fix it before it got to be a real issue! Maybe a wire tie or two can still allow the cable to have enough movement, but be restricted from hitting the fan. You don't want to secure a throttle cable too tightly, or make an unnatural type of bend, as the cable will experience "stick-tion", and not move as freely as it should, causing a sticking throttle. Take care! :)
Yeah, it still has the "natural" bend, and operates smoothly, but I'll let the dealer secure it.
 
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