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Cooling fan does not work

The car overheats and i noticed that the radiator fan does not turn on. Is there a fuse or something that i can check

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A quick check to see if it is the relay is to turn on the AC, the fan should come on while the AC is on. If it doesnt you are more than likely going to have to replace it.

Posted on Jul 11, 2009

  • Rodney Oct 07, 2015

    My fan comes on when A/C is on but fan cuts off when I turn A/C off.
    What could be the problem????

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