1991 Mercury Capri 1.6 with air cond. I got the car with the cooling fan relay disconnected. The previous owner had taken the wires out of the plastic connector. He was trying to fix a problem with the fan running even after the key was turned off and the engine had cooled down. I can not seem to make the fan run at all. The two wires going to the fan motor are both "hot" and the motor is mounted in rubber. How is it grounded? Help, I am about to go nuts with this thing. Any info would be greatly appeciated. Thanks......DB.
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If the fan runs all the time, even when the engine is first started up and cold, then you probably have a bad temperature sensor switch. When that sensor fails, it keeps the fan on all the time so the car will never overheat...Chris
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If the fuse is good, it could be the fan relay is bad. It's in the engine compartment, behind the left headlight assembly, the connector to it has 4 wires, yellow, yellow & green stripe, black, green with red stripe.
try connecting the wires on the sensor together to see if it is faulty. if the fan kicks in then it is. It is normally on the radiator or the thermostat housing. If you are unsure what it looks like, it's a bolt head with 2 wires attatched, bridge the wires with a screw driver with the ignition on, if the fan kicks in then the sesnsor is faulty.