Cooling Fan

Tiny
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The service light is on. After checking fluids.I realized my fan is not running. I replaced the fuse, but once replaced the fuse blew again. A wire was put in place of the fuse (testing only) and the fan came on. Therefore, I determined it is pulling to much power elsewhere.

What is causing the cooling fan to blew fuses?
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Wednesday, August 15th, 2007 AT 4:42 AM

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Tiny
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There is a short somewhere. It may be a relay. Try swapping relays with another one.
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Wednesday, August 15th, 2007 AT 8:39 AM
Tiny
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I appreciate your prompt response! I switched the ac relay and cooling fan relay and it worked.

Is there more than two relay switches located other than within fuse box? If so, what are there locations? Also, could the problem be with the fan motor going bad and causing additional power to run along with blowing the fuses?

Thank you,

Miss Cass
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Thursday, August 16th, 2007 AT 6:01 AM
Tiny
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Are the fuses still blowing?

I need more info on what car you have to be able to look anything up. Year, model, 8th digit of VIN etc.

What is not working or happening at this point?
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Thursday, August 16th, 2007 AT 6:52 AM
Tiny
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I own a 98 Saturn SL1 1.9L 4cy 8th digit of vin number is 8.

At this point, the fuses are still blowing, the fan is not working and temp gage is nearing or at half way marker.
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Thursday, August 16th, 2007 AT 9:04 AM
Tiny
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The fuse tyhat is blowing, is that the big green 30 amp maxi-fuse under the hood area?

Have you put power directly to the fan to make sure it runs?
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Thursday, August 16th, 2007 AT 11:01 AM
Tiny
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Yes, it was a green 30A fuse purchased at Auto Zone. I was able to put power directly to the fan and it runs with no problem.

I had used a wire and put the wire in place of the 30A and it worked.
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Thursday, August 16th, 2007 AT 12:07 PM
Tiny
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I don't have a strong electrical background, but I will expect the next step would be to check the continuity of the wires on the circuit to find where it's shorted. Appearantly the relay is okay.
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Thursday, August 16th, 2007 AT 5:48 PM
Tiny
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I will schedule an appointment. I appreciate your time and promptness. Have a wonderful day!
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Friday, August 17th, 2007 AT 4:21 AM

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