Engine Cooling problem
1995 Ford Escort 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 91000 miles
Hi. I am having trouble with my cooling fan on my 95 ford escort. I know the fan itself works as I have had a switch to turn it off and on manually installed however, the switch broke and needs to be re-installed if I can't figure out how to repair it properly. I would like to sell the car eventually so I would rather not have a switch if I don't have to because that would probably decrease the value of the car. Its not really worth it to pay a mechanic to fix it before I sell it though because the car is only worth about $1500 in perfect working order.
Anyway I have already checked a couple of things. There is a fuse box under the hood near the air filter. In the box there is a 40 amp fuse which I have tried with multiple fuses which appeared to be good so I know that is not the problem. I also replaced the fan relay (or at least I think it was the fan relay, the big black thing that says " H270" in the same under the hood fuse box). I was wondering what else I could check to see if I can get the fan working again. Thanks.
Well, I will need a little more info to better assist and make sure we are on the same page. Is your model just the Escort or the GT or LX. Also what it he engine size in liter and the post does say it is an automatic but want to make sure.
Do you have AC also?
August, 8, 2010 AT 2:04 PM
It is an LX wagon with the 1.9L engine, sorry I should have known better and mentioned that.
It does have AC but it doesn't appear to be working well, at least it didn't yesterday when I was idling the car to let it heat up and see if changing the relay fixed it. Maybe once I get the cooling fan running the AC will work better?
August, 8, 2010 AT 2:05 PM
Oh and I was thinking of selling it in a year or so because I would like a newer more reliable car but I will definitely keep it for the time being.
August, 8, 2010 AT 6:09 PM
I changed the coolant temperature sensor today and the fan is still not turning on when the engine gets hot. Any other ideas for me to try before installing a toggle switch?
August, 13, 2010 AT 7:32 PM
Sorry so long to get back to you still having major technical difficulty.
First please make sure your fan is still good by putting 12V directly to the fan.
Next check the 15A fuse located at the instrument panel fuse box. See the above pic
See pic above for these
Using an ohm meter check the 100amp fuse.........item 3 on the pic on in the main under hood fuse panel.
Next ensure the 40 Amp fuse is good using an ohm meter located in the engine compartment item 6 in the pic.
Next I would replace the relays......you have one located in the engine compartment fuse box as shown in the above pic
Then on your model you have a low speed relay located front of left fender well and the the high speed fan relay also located there numbers 23 and 24 on the pic.
As you see by the wiring diagram that seems to be the only items in this system.