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Unread 08-27-2009, 08:03 PM   #1
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I just changed out my radiator and it seems to be fine but my car is over heating.
I noticed that my fan is not coming on to cool it down.

How do I go about fixing this without spending a whole lot of money.

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start by checking the cooling fan relay. swap it with another relay and see if your fan comes on.

if it doesnt come on it could be anything from a coolant temp sensor gone bad, or the fan motor itself could have went out..

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you could just use a piece of wire to short out the fan relay.. a guy at work did that, don't know how long it worked though.
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is this a electric fan. i had the same problem with my car. the fan was on but had a dead spot so all i had to do was give the fan a flick and it would start spinning so i replaced the motor.
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start by checking the cooling fan relay. swap it with another relay and see if your fan comes on.

if it doesnt come on it could be anything from a coolant temp sensor gone bad, or the fan motor itself could have went out..
I know this might not sound to bright but I don't know how to swapt the relays. I know where they are and what I have to do.

I just can't get them off. Wiring is in the bottom of them and it doesn't come out or anything.

If I could get them off I could check it. Like I said the wiring that is coming into the relays is my hold up.

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you could just use a piece of wire to short out the fan relay.. a guy at work did that, don't know how long it worked though.
Thanks, do you know exactly how he done that?? If so send some more info on it. I am needing as much info as I can get.

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is this a electric fan. i had the same problem with my car. the fan was on but had a dead spot so all i had to do was give the fan a flick and it would start spinning so i replaced the motor.
I will try to give it a swirl in the morning and see if it gets going or not. Thanks.

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its different for every car out there, he just put a wire where the relay was supposed to be, then put the relay back in, it spun constantly (even when the key was out of the car.. I loved watching him get pissed his battery died)
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what kind of car is it? the relays should come loose from the wiring harness, they just plug together

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we did his in his fuse box under the hood.
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its different for every car out there, he just put a wire where the relay was supposed to be, then put the relay back in, it spun constantly (even when the key was out of the car.. I loved watching him get pissed his battery died)
LOL. That is funny. Thanks. Do you know if he cut the wires on the relay off and then just connected them?

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what kind of car is it? the relays should come loose from the wiring harness, they just plug together
93 Civic! You have the part from the car that you unplug out of the relay. But the relay still has wires going out the bottom to the fan motor.

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