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My Mercury Sable 1996

When i thought mt battery wasnt working after i charged it i went to hook it up when i put the positive on no sound then i put the negative on and the fan turns on when the cars off so i need to know how to stop that

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The radiator cooling fan(s) -- correct?

This sounds like the radiator-fan thermal switch is stuck or the wire going to it is grounded.

To stop it, find the switch (somewhere in/around the radiator) unplug the wire, tape the end of the wire, tuck it away somewhere.

To fix it will probably require a mechanic unless you have the experience.

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