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cooling fan problems
Posted 25 October 2003 - 06:48 PM
Posted 25 October 2003 - 10:45 PM
If the 20m means 20 Meg-ohms then, yes, that sounds about right. The fan goes on at about 3/4 on the guage or about 210 degrees.
Posted 25 October 2003 - 11:05 PM
Posted 25 October 2003 - 11:29 PM
Posted 26 October 2003 - 05:40 AM
It is the ground for the fan circuit. Therefore you have to insure a good electrical connection between the radiator and the battery -.
You can check the fan operation by grounding that wire going to the switch; to the body, or the battery.
There should be a wire attached to the upper stiffening rail of the radiator, and going to the body. It's just a short length of wire. Even if the wire looks ok, there could be corrosion at either end of it. Break the attaching screws loose and retighten them.
You won't have good continuity thru the switch until the engine gets to about 3/4 of the guage. Atleast that's when the one in my BRAT comes on.
Hope this helps.
Posted 26 October 2003 - 07:55 PM
Posted 26 October 2003 - 08:04 PM
Few years ago, I had a 3/4T Ford 4X4 351W/C6 Auto. Had to put an electric fan on it due to clearance issues. Only time I had to flip the switch for the fan was when I sat in-line at the Bank's drive-thru.
Short stops at idle, or driving down the road, you really don't need the fan.
Posted 26 October 2003 - 08:26 PM
Posted 28 October 2003 - 12:47 AM
Posted 23 March 2009 - 12:41 PM
Thanks in advance!
Posted 23 March 2009 - 12:55 PM
I've got an '89 DL. My electric fan also does not switch on. I'm assuming that my car has the same sensor in the radiator. What part of the radiator do I need to look at for this sensor and how do I test it?
Thanks in advance!
Look on the passenger side, about half way down. Should be an open circuit across the 2 poles when cold, and closed when hot.
Posted 23 March 2009 - 05:37 PM
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