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Hot wire to radiator fan is burning

I have a 1987 v6 2.8 liter camaro, the hot fuselink wire is burning when it is connected, kinda like there is too much power or its grounding out, checked all the wires and relays, anyone have any suggestions i could check?????

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Most likely if that is happening it depends on where the wire is burning. Yes it is grounding somewhere so if it is burning right before the fan than most likely the motor went on fan. For instance if you know the side that is getting the power and say 2 foot away is where it is burning start from there and work you way toward the fan and see if anything could cause the grounding. If not then i would lean toward replacing the motor. Best instance of this is to disconnect the fan connector and knowing what temp your fan usually kicks on take note of. Now let engine idle until it goes past this temp by 10 - 15 degrees and see if wire shorts out if not then its the motor. Turn off motor immediatley and reconnect fan.

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