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Where is the cooling fan speed sensor on my 2002 trailblazer?

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If by cooling you mean heater or ac system fan then it is behind glove box near the blower motor. depending on the type of heating system you have it could have 6 wires for manual heating or 3 wires for automatic heating

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Sounds like the fan clutch is going bad, these had a reputation for failing. The fan clutch is controlled by the computer and if the fan speed does not match what the computer has set, an error code is set. A fan clutch costs in the area of $120 - $200, and the labor to replace it is probably another equal amount.

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Is your 2002 trailblazer speed sensor located


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2003 Trailblazer L6 running very sluggish. The only code the ECU is throwing is a P1481 code which upon some quick searches is the fan clutch. That shouldnt have anything to do with the poor performance...

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Several owners repair this sensor and connections, but the problem come on again; I suggest replace the sensor; this is built into the fan clutch.

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your code P1481 is for the cooling fan speed the problem is often the wires and connector that go to that unit ... removing and replugging the connector sometimes fixes it ... also check the fan clutch and fan (not as often the trouble) .. there is a techniical bulliten out for this trouble .. (tsb050605012) .. sometimes the wire harness is replaced for the fan ...

your trouble code p1271 is associated with the accelerator pedal position sensor (APP) (right above the gas pedal) .. again check the wiring and connector going to the APP .. if the APP turns out to be bad then its not hard to change and requires no computer changes ... when you get an APP alarm then your car may go into a "reduced speed mode" ...
here is a list of the service bullitins on your trailblazer....

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Where is the cooling fan speed sensor on my 2002 trailblazer?

The cooling fan speed sensor is built in inside the fan clutch.
If you have a code p1481 or similar , pointing at the cooling fan speed sensor, often you have to fix or replace the wiring , rather that the sensor.
Check that wiring has continuity, the wire to sensor must have +5V. Here an interesting website on trailblazer fan system.

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