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94 tracer problem

Just recently my car started to over heat. The fan to the radiator will not turn on I checked the fuse I changed the temputer senor and fan switch senor and it still doesn't turn on it just starts to over heat. Has water and antifreeze. Does anyone know how to solve this problem? Also sometimes when I take it out of Park it makes a popping sound and jumps alittle, it does it also when i sometimes turn could it be the transmission or the shocks or both?

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Not sure about the popping thing, but about the fan, try hot wiring the fan motor to the battery to make sure the motor is not burnt out. could also be a relay or a fuse link. I'm working on a 95 and having trouble locating the fuse links. I replaced my radiator fan motor, thermostat was busted, dropped new fuses in and a relay. Still no fan action. Mine must be a fuse link. If you are lucky it will be something quick to diagnos. Good luck.

Posted on Aug 18, 2008

  • Pat Scib Aug 20, 2008

    Actually I found the problem with the fan not coming on. There are two more seriously hidden relays. Unbolt the air filter housing (12mm socket, 3 bolts). Move that out of the way and near the fender there is a rectangular shaped object with one 10mm bolt holding it on. Its there hiding. Unbolt it, its a rubber boot on it covering the last two relays. Mine were melted. Advanced was gonna special order one that they could have gotten for $70 but not the other. Forget that. I went to the ford dealership and ordered the right ones, both for less than $70. The problem is one of the wiring harnesses melted, but I'll get around that. Also you can used non OEM relays if you feel up to it. This link will tell you how to do it:



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