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Radiator fan will not run but motor is good

It has to be the electric fan relay or cooling fan relay. How do figure out which one it is and where on the motor are these located. It's a 2002 saturn sl2.

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  • kesenco Apr 15, 2009

    The fan won't come on. I swapped the two relays, Checked all fuses, Changed the temp sender, manually powered up the fan motor it works. This car has no ac installed. I don't know what to check next, all electrical connections look good.

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On the drivers side in front of the battery there's a black box i think it says fuse turn counter clockwise the black star looking thing on top of the box when it is loose remove cover there should be two relays one is for the fan and other for ac the inside of cover should identify everything fuses etc. You could try turning on AC that should turn on radiator fan.

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Follow the wires coming off the fan they will lead you to the relay from that the relay will run to the temp sensor which trips the relay for the fan

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