A cooling fan helps move air through the radiator when the vehicle is stopped or moving slowly. An electric fan motor connected to a plastic fan blade located directly behind the radiator which is controlled by a coolant temperature sensor. This engine temperature information is utilized by the computer which signals the control relay to send power to the cooling fan. When the air conditioner is used, the cooling fan automatically activates to remove heat from the condenser regardless of engine temperature. To inspect a cooling fan start with ignition key off. By hand, spin the fan blade, it should "freewheel", if the fan motor does not spin or is hard to turn, it has failed and replacement is required. If the fan motor fails to activate electrically check the cooling fan fuse and relay and replace as needed.
Drain the cooling system
and locate and disconnect the electrical connector for the cooling fan.
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Gently lower the new cooling fan down into the engine bay and onto the radiator.
Again, use caution when performing this as not to damage the radiator cooling fins.
Reinstall all mounting bolts and refill cooling system and check the coolant reservoir,
add coolant to the radiator
as needed. Once these steps have been completed, simply reverse the order to reassemble.
Start the engine and turn the air conditioner "ON", or wait until the engine reaches
operating temperature to check for fan operation and recheck coolant level.
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