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Overheating

Discussion in '2nd Gen 1991-1996 1.9L SOHC' started by daddydrew6407, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. daddydrew6407

    daddydrew6407 FEOA Member

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    94 wagon with a overheating issue when the ac/heat is turned off and only at idle. My guess is the fan relay? If the heat or ac is one it will absolutely not even try to get warm, if they are off and you are driving, doesn't get warm. Again it only does it when everything is off and sitting at a idle at lengthy times. Thanks!
  2. Lizzie94

    Lizzie94 FEOA Member

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    I've heard that these cars are known to have fan relay problems, but don't take my advice at face value as I could be wrong. I would think, though, that if the heat or A/C is running that the fan is likely running when you have either of those switched on. My first thought would be either either a thermostat sticking partially closed or a cooling system restriction somewhere.
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    daddydrew6407 FEOA Member

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    I've already replaced the thermostat and new coolant, the old thermo fell apart in my hand but now runs much cooler! I'm thinking fan relay but was wanting to ask to make sure. The only other thing is that the Blower motor for the heat and air only works when it wants too lol

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    Check above the passengers feet, there's a white colored plug for the blower motor there. It's common for them to overheat and melt causing the blower fan to work on part or none of the speeds or work intermittently. I've had to replace that plug on my '94 a few times.

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