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Fuse # 7 (Fan)

There is a little black fan on the front of my engine that runs more than normal. Twice now it has drained my battery. The only thing I have done is pull fuse #7 to cut the power. Although this is a quik fix I would really like to know what the fan is/does and how to fix or troublshoot it.

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  • west840 Oct 24, 2008

    My car is a 4 cyl. The fan I am talking about is not the cooling fan. It is some other fan that blows into a hose that feeds into the fuel air mixture. My first thoughts were the same as yours. Thanks for the reply!!



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4cyl or 6cyl engine? Have the cooling fan switch checked. It is supposed to go on when certain temp is reached, but it apparently isn't functioning properly if it isn't turning the fan off when the temp drops.

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If the fan cuts off after a short while, and your battery is becoming drained, that's probably a battery or alternator fault.

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