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Radiator cooling fan

Today while waiting at a red light, temp gage rose quickly to red zone. Parked to let cool down for 1/2 hour. Fan never kicked on. What should I check and in what order. It's a 2003 Grand Cherokee, 87,000 miles. Not comfortable bringing it to a fix it shop yet, been mechanic "raped" before. Would like some suggestions please. Thanks!

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  • Anonymous Sep 18, 2008

    It is the radiator fan relay. I have a 2003 GCL with 80,000 miles and I replaced one 16 months ago . It went again recently. I took it to a shop this time and the mechanic couldn't find it. I wish he would have called me; it is mounted on the frame under the headlight. You either have to remove the entire front bumper or take the headlight out and cut a hole in the molding to get to it. You can find the a new relay on ebay for about $30 - $40. It'll cost $80-$90 from an auto parts store. Most mechanics will bang you out for about $200 to fix it.

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Hi,you should start by checking in this order, fuses ,fan relay ,temperature switch at the cilinder head, before you start checking be sure the antefrezze level is ok at the radiator and at the reservoir, last one fan motor, there should be the solution to your problem Goood luuuck........

Posted on Aug 26, 2008

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The fan is probably bad or the relay has seen better days and is ready to retire on you either way definatly if you cant find the culpret have it checked out because if you blow the head gasket from overheating you just think you got raped before get ready to be melasted

Posted on Aug 26, 2008

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