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Mitsubishi Outlander 2003 cooling fan issue

I own a 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander 4 cyl, 2.4 engine.
I have a problem with the cooling fans in that they are making the headlights dim when they switch on, almost like they are drawing too much amps. The fans also switch on and almost off rapidly, i say almost off because as they slow down they switch back on again....

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I had the same problem. I took my 2003 outlander into the mits. dealership and they told me there was a factory recall for some sort of relay or something for the cooling fan. they fixed it no charge. hope this helps.
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Check alternator charge voltage it should be 14.9, load it up with lights, a/c ect and see if it holds, check battery terminals (clean and tight).

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