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Cooling fan The cooling fan on my 98 dakota does not com on. Is there a quick way to check the fan to see if its that or the wireing?

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  • Dutch S Oct 18, 2008

    I'm refering to the radiator cooling fan

  • Dutch S Oct 18, 2008

    Thanks, Where is that located

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Yes you need to unplug the heater and use the heater plug to apply 12v.you can get your 12v from the accessory or cig lighter plug.Do you have an old appliance that you plug into the socket/if so cut appliance off and check wich is positive wire.Make sure to check the blower motor as well,no good blowing it up if its still ok.

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    tony yeatman Oct 18, 2008

    Apply positive to positive but join the negative first.

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    tony yeatman Oct 18, 2008

    Sorry!Same test wrong location. All 12v electric motors are quick tested this way.Youll have to get your power supply from the battery instead.once .If the fan works then check for power supply from the thermal water temp switch which is the usual problem

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    tony yeatman Oct 18, 2008

    The thermal water switch should be at thebottom of the radiator near the thermo fan,there are two wires with male/female terminals one wire is the power supply and the other is or should be to the thermo fan motor. If you manage to find the switch join the two wires together,with the engine running,Make sure the power wire is getting power and join wires if the fan doesnt work then its the fan at fault if it does work the thermal water switch is at fault.It negates the battery wire to fan test as you now do it through the vehicles electrics

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