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Coolant fan relay... '88 Corsica 2.0

I have an 88 Corsica 2.0/5speed. I can't seem to find any info (books or online) where the Coolant Fan Relay is located. Thanks for your time!

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I have a problem with my car and i dont have idea where i can find these problem... the engine seems working properly and the oil is in good condition no burning smell, nothing mix of any kind of liquid and its a chevrolet corsica 1995. my problem is the tempereture gage is goes up and down, and the cooling fan does not working continieusly it does work but it takes a while to get running and the coolant is always getting low and i can't find any leakage. could you be so kind to tell me what wrong with this cace than you! john

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Trace the wire from the coolant fan motor back a ways. More than likely it's located behind the grille on a support near the radiator, between the radiator and the grille.

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