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Old 04-06-2005, 11:06 PM   #11
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My car started doing it last summer, it gets past operating temp, sits for about 30 minutes then when I start it back up it runs really rich and stalls out, then just in the past few weeks it dies completly. I guess i got some issue, i ran my car earlier today to operating temp, turned the ac on full and my two fans did not come on at all. Does anybody think this whole issue may revolve around this stupid fans not coming on. ANy suggestions or help would be appreciated i have had it at the gm dealership a few times and they can never find the problem? Maybe my fuel pump is gone bad i dont now"?
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Old 04-06-2005, 11:12 PM   #12
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Trip - You need to check your relays. I've found most problems on my car are fixed with contact cleaning (take apart and reassemble a few times) and a little dielectric grease to keep them from corroding further.

I see you have a 95 like me. Mines SSEi, the relays are under the hood. Under that big plastic piece. The two furthest to the right. The A/C relay is the furthest to the left.

This moron checked his fan relays tonight for click only on a test bench. Shoulda checked for continuity through teh relay!!!!...
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My '94 is doing the same thing. I'm going to dig in and clean some contacts and such.

Before I do that, I'm going to ask some related questions just in case the fan motors are really the issue. I figure that even if I don't need the answers someone will.

1) How do you know if you have blockages inside the radiator? Is there a good way to flush it other than removing it, filling with water, draining, and repeating? (Chemicals and such?)

2) The Passenger Side Fan Motor costs twice as much as the Driver'* side, although the fan is smaller. Any reason as to why?

3) I looked up my replacement part number on the Driver (left) side motor. The OEM part number doesn't match any parts listed as compatible for either of the two (seemingly) motors listed for my model and year.

As an aside, when I stopped to look at fan motors after work tonight, my car wouldn't start. Turned out that the Start/Ign fuse was a hair loose. Took about a half hour to figure that out in the AutoZone parking lot.
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my car is doing about the same....but its not near the read......runs at about 220...steady....was looking for it to cool down to 200, but stayed @ 220 {or whatever line is after the 200 mark lol}...had the temp set to 60degrees and it was on auto {which seems to put a hella load on my engine....} but it still only stayed at 220....i'm guessin' it has something to do with my brownish coolant that i will have to get flushed hopefully b4 the week is out.....
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Don't forget there is also a fan FUSE next to the relays as well.
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Tonight I stopped off to Advance and figured I'd grab the relays if they were cheap. Ended up $250 later with no relays (truck brakes and silver stars for the car) They didn't have them. They did show another radiator fan activator relay... 5 prongs rectangluar and metal casing. It wasn't with the under hood fuses and relays or in the kick panel fuses. I'm thinking it'* just an incorrect part listing that isn't on the car. Anyone hear of this before?
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where is the fan relay on a 96? the fan fuse is under the driverside box which was fine, im not sur eif my fans work or not, but the relay grid on the manual doesnt label them and i tihnk there might be 2 relays misisng but iuno if those spots are unused or not
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