1996 Chevy Cavalier Radiator Fan Malfunctions

Tiny
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  • 1996 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 86,000 MILES
I have a 1996 Cavalier that runs like a top, but the radiator fan comes on when I first crank the car and stays on for approximately 15 seconds and then quits running. I have jumped the fan directly from the battery and the fan runs perfectly. I thought it was the relay so I replaced it and the problem still exists. It will run for about 15 seconds and then it will quit. Is there more than 1 relay? Is there a sensor somewhere that I have been unable to find that could be malfunctioning? Any help wouild certainly be appreciated! Thanks a million
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Friday, July 31st, 2009 AT 9:13 PM

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Tiny
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The engine coolant temperature (ECT) sensor may be failing
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Friday, July 31st, 2009 AT 10:56 PM
Tiny
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I replaced the engine coolant temperature sensor and the fan does the same thing, i.E. Runs for about 15 seconds and quits. Fan runs fine directly connected to the battery. I have replaced the relay and still does the same thing--runs about 15 seconds and quits. Any other help would be appreciated. Thanks a trillion(more use to this word than a million!
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Saturday, August 1st, 2009 AT 12:55 PM

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