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1996 firebird the fans wont come on.

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Does the temperature gauge on your dash work okay?

The coolant temperature sensor provides a signal to the PCM to tell it when to turn the fans on and if its a three wire coolant sensor it also feeds the signal to the gauge on your dash and if the gauge on your dash is not working, it could be a clear sign that the sensor is dead.

However, to start with the simple things, first check the fuses that power the fans, it will be a large fuse probably in the under the hood fuse box and maybe in the 30A range. Check the fan relays as well.

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