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My fan is truning slow. I need to find where the temp sensor or the fan realy is so i could check it out. Our what do you suggest.

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If the fan is turning slow measure the voltage at the fan connector, if it is at or above battery voltage then the fan motor is shot, replace it. also verify the connector is not burnt looking which is a common problem.

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