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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-24-2012, 07:12 AM Thread Starter
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Electric Cooling Fan Problem

Ok guys.. need your help again. When I went on my big ride last weekend about the end of the day I started overheating. I assumed my radiator was just clogged with mud. I got off to clean it out and noticed my fan wasn't running and I was at 220deg. So I let it sit and cool off while I cleaned my radiator. Started it up and it started heating up again and no fan. I started driving it over to a water hose and noticed it was cooling down. Got off and fan was running. A few min later started heating up again and fan not running, few min later started cooling off and fan running. Seems like there's a short or something somewhere but I have tested every wire I can find and all seems good. Voltage and or continuity on everything. Anyone else ever had this problem? I don't want to put in a $150 fan to later find out it's a $2.00 wire! Every other thread I found about fan probs is them not working at all, mines working intermitently. Thanks again!

Oh yeah I've ordered a fan overide switch.. but not as a fix. Just in case this happens again I can force my fan to run.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-24-2012, 09:18 AM
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There is a diode hidden in the wiring harness under the hood that goes bad. I had the same problem and had a heck of a time finding it under the tape. Once I removed the diode the fan worked again but I bought a new one and spliced it back in.
I also found out, the fan override switch will not work if the diode is bad. I have that too.

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...could it be air in the radiator or hose from where the sensor doesn't receive an accurate coolant temperature at the location. Good info on the diode location, I would have a hard finding it with the tape over it.
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Thanks for the info on the diode DesertRat.. So it's buried under some tape under the hood? What jacka** came up with that idea? Glad you told me about the over-ride deal. I would have been stressing like crazy if my fan still didn't work after I get that installed!!

TBird.. I have added a temp gauge in-line on the hose leaving the engine. I thought that maybe it was reading wrong so I just kept driving. As soon as my gauge hit I think 225 or 230 the factory sensor tripped and my factory gauge was reading over-heat. I see what your saying but since 2 gauges in 2 different places show the same thing I think it's really overheating.

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daryle, my temp gauge reads the same when i was putting new engine ice in mine and before the system burped itself my gauge read 225 degrees then my factory gauge icon come on.

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did you find out what was wrong with your oil gauge,also whats it take you about two days to clean your prowler back up. iam sure you impressed some at the mud drags.........................

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I've had the pressure washer at it yesterday and today. There's still mud on it! And on my oil gauge... I'm not saying who it was... But someone might have forgotten to zip tie the wire away from the header pipe..and it melted the wire all the way through. Oh well ... Live and learn. So far that header pipe has kicked my butt! Lol

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I've had the pressure washer at it yesterday and today. There's still mud on it! And on my oil gauge... I'm not saying who it was... But someone might have forgotten to zip tie the wire away from the header pipe..and it melted the wire all the way through. Oh well ... Live and learn. So far that header pipe has kicked my butt! Lol

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Rick, thank you! I will be tearing into it this weekend to try and find out what's going on. If I need a fan I will definetely give you a yell!

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