fan question.


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JDMAG
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fan question.

Postby JDMAG » Sun Sep 22, 2013 1:52 pm



I told you there would be lots of questions. And this may be a dumb one.
After changing the timing belt, and flushing the cooling system, and changing the oil yesterday, today, I decided to re sync the carbs again. when I was finished, I noticed that the temp was about the half way mark. and my fan was not running. is this on a thermal switch, or have I mis connected something? it seems to be plugged in, and if it is on a switch, I think it was hot enough to close and make the fan turn. any ideas? :|



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Re: fan question.

Postby JDMAG » Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:04 pm

I do seem to have 14 volts at the plug.

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Re: fan question.

Postby JDMAG » Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:03 pm

Can any one explain the wiring and if there is a way to test the fan, with out pulling the radiator again? I'm sure there is a switch some where that kicks it in at a certain temp. :?: :?

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Re: fan question.

Postby dingdong » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:41 am

First off the fan won't come on until approximately the 3/4 mark. The thermal fan switch is located behind the radiator in the thermostat housing at the top front of the engine. Looking from the right side there is a round black rubber boot cover about 1 or 1 1/4 inch in diameter with 2 wires coming out. Pull the cover off and short across the 2 connectors inside the rubber cover. That will turn the fan on if the fan is working properly. The wiring is such that the switch provides a path to ground when it turns on at the correct temp.
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Re: fan question.

Postby JDMAG » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:08 am

Thank you!!! I'll get on that as soon as I get home this week.

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Re: fan question.

Postby JDMAG » Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:54 pm

Fan is good. Switch is good. plug is now torn. it must have not been plugged in. time for some flexall . rubber in a can.
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