Cooling fan switch


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aznyaz
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Cooling fan switch

Postby aznyaz » Tue Jun 02, 2015 2:13 pm



I'm doing several projects including timing belts, I have the radiator off and I want to replace my non-functioning cooling fan switch. Can anyone give me some input on this one I found on ebay? It's aftermarket.

Thanks in advance.

MJ

http://www.ebay.com/itm/361212448147?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT



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Re: Cooling fan switch

Postby RBGERSON » Tue Jun 02, 2015 5:31 pm

George is a reliable seller. but western Honda sells them for $42.
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Re: Cooling fan switch

Postby aznyaz » Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:56 pm

Thanks RB. I'll check out Western Honda, too.

I've heard about the alternative to OEM by way of using the Geo Metro fan switch but haven't heard anything about these aftermarket ones. Do you know if the specs match the OEM?

BTW, the pipes I got from you awhile back still sound great.

MJ

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Re: Cooling fan switch

Postby RBGERSON » Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:27 am

Glad the pipes work out for you..as to aftermarket hard to say depends who's you have..you can always test in a pot of water using a meter and candy thermometer..by the way they can be opened up and clean out..it unscrews you need two visa grips at least I do..and there is a small pin inside don't lose it.
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Re: Cooling fan switch

Postby aznyaz » Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:44 am

I tried the repair but could not get it apart using needle nose pliers. I'll try vice grips tonight.

I couldn't find anything on Western Honda's site for less than $75.

Thanks for the other info.

MJ

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Re: Cooling fan switch

Postby aznyaz » Wed Jun 03, 2015 1:42 pm

Any recommendations on what Loctite I should use in sealing the threads at the fan switch? I've done a little research and found Loctite 577 seems to be what I would need.

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Re: Cooling fan switch

Postby RBGERSON » Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:54 pm

i think this is it..#9 in 81 parts fiche.

SENDING UNIT
37750-611-154 (replaces 37510-371-008) 001 $52.10 $42.20

I don't use any locttite on this. Georgefix has a good rep for parts.
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Re: Cooling fan switch

Postby RBGERSON » Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:57 pm

here you go..............................
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Re: Cooling fan switch

Postby aznyaz » Wed Jun 03, 2015 3:02 pm

That's the temp. sending unit, not the fan switch which is #37760-MB9-000 (switch, thermostat).

I'll need to get hold of some needle nose vice grips. I think I'll stop by Harbor Freight on the way home.

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Re: Cooling fan switch

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:44 am

Wow, it comes apart??? Who knew...?? LOL :lol: Nope that's the fan switch... Temp sending unit looks different.. I use a Geo Metro one... Never ever did I have a problem with it,,, See the end probe does sit in the fluid, it's a better design man.... I mean it does but it's just flat and has no external moving parts




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