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97 dodge cooling fans stoped working

97 dodge grand caravan cooling fans stoped working i changed the thermostat and flushed radiator also waterpump 4 months prior to all this i have good power to sensors and and also i checked fuses they are all good and relays, so i connected them to direct power and they turn but not when on the van

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If you have checked the relay module under the fans,on drivers side,and they are fine,replace the coolant sensor,and make sure all the air is bled out of the cooling system.

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