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I noticed today after being home for about 3 or 4 hours that my radiator fan was still running. I disconnected the battery to try to reset the computer and when I went to reconnect the battery the fan came back on. So I have been told its the relay switch. Now my question is how hard is this to replace by a female that is not real mechanically inclined. I know I need to remove the airfilter housing and that the relay is on the side wall of the car but thats about it for my knowledge of this.. I am leaving for Atlanta Fri so kinda in a rush to do this..

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  • missdonna976 Sep 01, 2010

    Auto Zone will actually do it for me??

  • missdonna976 Sep 01, 2010

    O awesome now I wont look like an idiot trying to tear my van apart to fix it.. ty sooooo much...

  • missdonna976 Sep 01, 2010

    Thank you will go to Auto Zone tomorrow and crossing my fingers that they will install the relay switch for me ty ty ty

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The people at the Auto Zone auto parts stores are really helpful on small things such as your case here. Hope you get rolling soon with a good working fan relay

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    frank thomas wilson Sep 01, 2010

    They do help people so they come back. what other auto store chain does that?

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