Radiator is overheating now

Tiny
VICKY MEEKINS
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  • 2001 FORD TAURUS
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There is power in the ground wire to the radiator fan & it makes the fan not blow so the engine overheats. How do you fix this? A test on the plug showed power in the ground wire that goes to the radiator. The fan was also tested & it will work without the ground wire. How do we get the power out of that wire so the car won't overheat?
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Friday, November 11th, 2011 AT 10:42 PM

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Tiny
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If you have power in a ground, there has to be a short to power. Basically, a power wire is supplying power to the ground. Usually, that will blow a fuse. Follow the ground wire to see if you can find the short.
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Friday, November 11th, 2011 AT 10:47 PM
Tiny
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Or you can cut the ground wire at the fan motor temporarily for a test and take it straight to the battery negative terminal and see what happens
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Friday, November 11th, 2011 AT 10:52 PM

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