Here is the back story to this. The cooling fan's bearings went bad, the cooling fan switch was bad and the relay for the cooling fan was melted. Due to a 4 day wait on getting a new relay, we wired a toggle switch to turn on the fan. The car was running fine for three days. THen the alternator died and so did the battery. I tested both and the battery was holding a charge, but the alternator tested bad. I replaced the alternator, cooling fan motor, relay, and temp control switch. Drove the car today and it started fine. I went to restart the car and battery was dead again. Jumped the car in hopes of getting it home and it made it about 50 feet before dying. The alternator was not working again. The fan never kicked on either when it reached the temperature it should have kicked on at and even higher temp than that, and the relay was getting fairly warm.
Hope you can come up with any ideas for this, or possibly a wiring diagram for the cooling fan wiring as I suspect that there might be a short somewhere.
have the same problem?
Sunday, August 28th, 2011 AT 4:00 AM