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#1 marinj

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Posted 30 April 2005 - 02:10 PM

98 outback...when cooling fan comes on it won't shut off and we end up with a dead battery. if i just touch to fuse box under the hood fan shuts off. is it a realy and if so which one. they are numbered 1 to 4.

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Posted 30 April 2005 - 02:57 PM

It sounds like the relay is sticking. I don't know which one it is but you could try pulling them out one at time to find out which one will kill the fan. Doing this test while the engine and fan is running should keep the relay from dropping out while you check this.

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Posted 30 April 2005 - 03:25 PM

It sounds like the relay is sticking. I don't know which one it is but you could try pulling them out one at time to find out which one will kill the fan. Doing this test while the engine and fan is running should keep the relay from dropping out while you check this.


i've done that now but only got to the third one which stop the fan. sound good but before when ever i touched the fuse box lightly the fan stopped so now i need to wait till it's running again to check and be sure i have the right one. i guess the fan doesn't start till the engine is warm enough and needs cooling. thanks for the help.

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Posted 30 April 2005 - 03:31 PM

On my car (96 Legacy) the different relays are identified on the cover of the fuse box. Not so for your car?

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Posted 01 May 2005 - 08:18 PM

Your welcome for the help. A sticking relay will be like you describe. Just a slight movement can clear the connection.




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