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95 mercury tracer trio/ ford escort wagon

Radiator fan motor not coming on. Its a brand new motor and works. I changed the broken thermostat too. All new fuses and relay in fuse box under hood. Anyone have any ideas? I'm thinking fuse links but don't know where they are?

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  • Pat Scib Aug 20, 2008

    Actually I found the problem with the fan not coming on. There are two more seriously hidden relays. Unbolt the air filter housing (12mm socket, 3 bolts). Move that out of the way and near the fender there is a rectangular shaped object with one 10mm bolt holding it on. Its there hiding. Unbolt it, its a rubber boot on it covering the last two relays. Mine were melted. Advanced was gonna special order one that they could have gotten for $70 but not the other. Forget that. I went to the ford dealership and ordered the right ones, both for less than $70. The problem is one of the wiring harnesses melted, but I'll get around that. Also you can used non OEM relays if you feel up to it. This link will tell you how to do it:

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    Replaced radiator cap, thermostat and I know cooling fan is running. In fact it runs hotter quicker since the changes

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    Replaced radiator cap, thermostat and I know cooling fan is running. In fact it runs hotter quicker since the changes



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Engine coolant temperature sensor unit!? you say you had a thermostat issue some times if you over heat these the switch above might cause malfunction! I just spent 7 hours on relays!! with engine running un plug coolant sensor temp switch if your fan comes on you have no relay issues!! or ground problem keep in mind this switch tells the system the temperature then when reached sends signals to relay the fan to come on! when I unplugged mine fan ran plugged it back in off!!! replaced switch works great this is the true way to test don't get$$ it out hope this helps you out also be sure you have no air locks in your cooling system and you properly bleeded out all air sense you changed thermostat.John

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