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Cooling fan issue!

Discussion in '2nd Gen 1991-1996 1.9L SOHC' started by Pepsigerry, Sep 20, 2015.

  1. Pepsigerry

    Pepsigerry FEOA Member

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    Hi, read all the threads till I'm dizzy about cooling fan issues! Still we don't have one that gives you step by step instructions on exactly how to troubleshoot the problem. Wish we could get one. I did replace the two relays under the air cleaner but still didn't fix the problem. I also replaced the two wire sender. The fan does come on with the A/C though. What I want to do is wire up the high speed fan to run all the time. Then I won't have to worry about it. I read on one thread if you change a wire on one of those replacement relays the fan will run. Anybody know how to do it? The wife got a traveling job in the city and doesn't want to wreck her car so I have to give up my Scort! I guess it's expendable!
  2. LariRudi

    LariRudi FEOA Donator

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    It's one of my favorite topics; you should be able to fix yours; I'm racing to work, so more later..... mine with 298,750 I had to hot wire, but you don't want it running in our winter cold Colorado, so I run the wires to near my dash so I can connect or dis-connect them depending on the gauge reading, but this way you MUST BE A GAUGE WATCHER, which I am, of course..... where are you located? if Ariz hot clime you could prob hot wire it for ever, but......

    Let us know approx where you are, ok?

    LarryR
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    Pepsigerry FEOA Member

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    Hi Larry, I've read many of your posts! I'm in the Northeast where is does get cold! I just wanted it on all the time so the wife doesn't cook the motor. I have also been looking at some of the fan controllers that are sold on RockAuto. I wonder if anyone has had any luck with one of those?
  4. Tnashua

    Tnashua Gearhead / hot rodder with a soft spot for Scorts

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    Painless has a few temperature related relay kits that really aren't too expensive ( a couple other companies too)... but I am tight enough with my money- I've yet to invest in one. ;) When I rebuilt the V6 in my 98 Explorer I got rid of the mechanical fan ( I was seeking MPG returns)... I installed one of the many Escort fans I had laying around (the width was perfect- had to make a bracket for the bottom because it was a bit short). I didn't penetrate the firewall at all and have 2 speed operation... I just used 2 relays I had salvaged from something and I tapped into the output side of the fuel pump and a/c compressor relays. Obviously there is a power wire and a couple grounds, but it really is a simple setup that runs the fan on low speed whenever the fuel pump is running and switches to high speed when the compressor engages. I really should spend the money on a temperature sensor/sender setup to mount in the radiator because with it and one more relay I wouldn't have to worry about disconnecting power when the weather drops to freezing around here! One of these days I'll get to it... Fixing a problem the correct way (as Ford designed it) is usually the best plan, but if all else fails... If you don't find your answers elsewhere- I can try to help explain my Explorers system in more detail. Relays are great :)
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    LariRudi FEOA Donator

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    I'm formerly from Ohio and it DOES get cold there, as it does here in Colo, tho not quite the extremes, but I ran my 1994 SW in the winter with the cooling fan hot-wired [it was that way when I bought it] and SOOOON changed it to a hotwire that I could open and close at will................ as I said, gotta be a gauge watcher, but leaving it hot wired in winter is going to result in no heating AT ALL on those cold days, so I'd pursue fixing it somewhat, or entirely PROPERLY......

    Good luck,

    LarryR

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