2001 HONDA INSIGHT COOLING FAN NOT WORKING

  • Tiny
  • dch1963
  • 2001 Honda Insight

Engine Cooling problem
2001 Honda Insight Front Wheel Drive Manual 175000 miles

had to replace my radiator cause electrolysis ate it up from the inside out, now my cooling fan is not getting power to it ( this is a 3 cyl. Car ) what can be causing this short of a broken or burnt wire?

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Friday, October 23rd, 2009 AT 12:34 PM

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  • ImpalaSS
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Try checking the fan motors first.
FAN MOTOR
Disconnect 2-pin connector from fan motor. Connect battery power to either fan motor terminal. Connect ground to other fan motor terminal. If fan motor does not operate, replace motor.

If that checks good, then check the relays

RELAYS
1. Remove radiator and condenser fan relays. On Accord, Civic, CR-V and S2000, condenser and radiator fan relays are located on vehicles left side inside under hood relay box near firewall. On Insight, condenser and radiator fan relays are located in under hood fuse/relay box right front inner fender. On Odyssey, condenser and radiator fan relays are located on vehicles left side inside under hood relay box. On Prelude, condenser fan relay is located on left front inner fender, and radiator fan relay is located on vehicles left side inside under hood relay box near firewall.

2. On all models, connect battery power to relay terminal No. 3, and connect terminal No. 4 to ground. See Fig. 2 . Continuity should be present between relay terminals No. 1 and 2. No continuity should be present when battery power is disconnected.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_2_122.jpg


Let me know what you find.

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Friday, October 23rd, 2009 AT 11:36 PM
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Hello

I was able to locate one other pic for you.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_1_184.jpg



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Friday, October 23rd, 2009 AT 11:38 PM
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Well after testing the fan, wiring, relay, thermal switch & computer. I found that the circuitry inside the computer that controls the fan is burnt. And since i'm not going to replace the computer on this car a third time, the remedy for me is a 15' peice of #10 and a lighted toggle switch ;)

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Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 AT 8:18 AM
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Hello

Okay glad you found the problem and the fix.

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Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 AT 8:28 PM

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