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Over heating 1991 ford festiva

How can i check or test the radiator cooling fan to see if it works as it should thank you.

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Ford festiva,production date 10/88,fuel injected,does the A/C wiring harness have anything to do with the cooling fan,not the condenser fan operating?I know when you turn the A/C on the engine cooling fan...

I dont believe so. Your cooling fan kicks on by a signal from the temperature sensor. The signal goes to the PCM which in turn sends a voltage to activate a relay which powers up the fan. Most fans are 2 speed and when the A/C is used, a second relay kicks the fan into high gear. So, your fan should run at some point after the engine reaches/exceeds operating temperature regardless of if your A/C is on or not. If it does not come on, check your relays first. (you can swap them around to check them) and then your temp. sensor. You can apply direct voltage to the fan itself to check that the fan motor is working. Hope that helps!
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The radiator fan is not working

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The cooling fans are turned on by a censor. The air conditioner not to sure. Need to see if it is getting power.

Mar 09, 2010 | 1993 Ford Festiva

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I changed the thermostat, water pump but it still overheats

The mechanic should check on the radiator and the radiator fan .Also check the cooling fins of the radiator if the cooling fins are worn out then replace them. You should also check if there is a leak in the radiator and then repair the radiator .The radiator fan ,check it also if the the pulley of the fan is working and if not then replace it or repair it.And the engine oil should be check if the engine oil is dirty or diluted then change oil because of sometimes dirty or diluted oil can cause engine over heat.

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'92 Ford Festiva stalls when overheats

it sounds like your radiator fan is not working. once your engine reaches a certan temp. the fan should come on to cool it down. also might be the thermostat is not opening. it is not good for the motor at all to over heat and stall. you could ruin your engine. i would change thermostat first and then run it till it starts getting hot to see if the fan kicks on. if it doesn't, it could be the coolant sensor or the fan itself. good luck.

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