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Cooling fans always on amongst other weirdness


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#1 tuner-automotive

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Posted 26 December 2006 - 08:28 PM

my 92 2.2l Legacy all of the sudden has decided to have its dual elec. fans run ALL the time.
Whats up with that?
Also my speedo stopped working aswell as my odometer.
These are cable actuated , correct?
Possible time for new cable?

#2 ferret

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Posted 26 December 2006 - 08:46 PM

Is it an Automatic? If it is, on the passenger side under the hood by the tranny bell housing, you will see where the speedometer cable goes into the tranny. It's held by a clip from the side. There is an adapter that it sets into that goes down into the tranny speedometer gear. That plastic/nylon adapter is probably broken. My 90 Legacy did that 3 times in the 7 years I owned it. Dealer only part. Used to be $4 or $5, but that was back in the 90's. Easy to replace.

Cooling Fans, probably a bad relay (stuck on).

#3 Legacy777

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Posted 26 December 2006 - 08:48 PM

In addition, the base adapter piece has an internal shaft that can break.

http://www.main.expe...docablebase.jpg

Get your speedo working, and the fans will work again.

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Posted 26 December 2006 - 09:27 PM

Really?
The fans are connected electronically somehow to the speedo gear?
It does seem kind of strange how they bolth happened at the same time.:-\

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Posted 26 December 2006 - 09:27 PM

Oh yeah...........
Its a 5spd.

#6 86subaru

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Posted 27 December 2006 - 12:11 AM

my speedo jumps around as you first start off ,then it is ok,

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Posted 27 December 2006 - 12:17 AM

mine doesnt jump around at all.:grin:

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Posted 27 December 2006 - 06:01 AM

Had the same last week, replaced the thing and now it works again. But still the speedo jumps, but guess it has more to do with my right foot :grin:

Only now there is a ticking in my dash in the area of the speedo and it goes with the speed of the car. Still works to bothered taking the dash appart.

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Posted 27 December 2006 - 06:23 AM

just wait until it's about -20def F.. or colder... and your speedo cable descides that it's time to start SCREAMING the second you get above 5mph :cool:

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Posted 27 December 2006 - 06:43 PM

Speedo cable had come disconnected from the back of the cluster.
Plugged it back in and presto speedo.:grin:

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Posted 27 December 2006 - 07:47 PM

are the fans still running? did someone plug in any connectors under the dash that looked like they belonged together?

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 12:03 AM

I didnt do anything but plug the speedo cable back into the back of the inst. cluster .
No , the fans are not running all the time anymore.:headbang:

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 10:38 AM

The fans coming on is a normal "safety" feature if the ECU loses the speedo reading.




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