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I have a 95 accord LX. I've had some overheating problems and neither engine fan comes on. I tested the A/C fan by unplugging it and testing the power to the harness. It had power to the connection. Would like some advice and or wiring diagram to test the cooling system fan before buying 2 new fans. Thanks, Earl on Maui

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The AC cooling fan (in some cars) is tied to the operation of the AC only. Others are used as auxiliaries even when the AC isn't in use. Your normal fan is likely controlled by a thermal switch located in the bottom tank of the radiator and these are not uncommon failures, not terribly expensive or difficult to replace. It may be sloppy, but it is safe to leave the battery connected but the key removed when doing this; there won't be power to the connector if the engine is cool.
Check the lower radiator tank for a largish hex-headed sensor with one or two wires coming from it. It (or they) will be plugged into a mating connector. With a container to trap lost coolant (it can poison animals) and a tight cooling system, these switches can be removed and quickly replaced with little coolant escaping. Use Teflon tape on the threads of the new switch and do not over-tighten the switch when installing.

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