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Why does the radiator fan in a 1992 dodge shadow auto 4 cylinder not work except when directly connected to the battery?


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2011-09-14 00:10:43
2011-09-14 00:10:43

From what I have found out on my 92 Plymouth acclaim is that the manufacturer wired the radiator fan through the air conditioner.This way, if your AC breaks and you decide that you can live without it, your radiator fan will also stop working. This means that your car will run hot or overheat in traffic, leading to lots of other problems that are of a much more expensive calibur. I simply rewired the fan myself, through the firewall and into a fuse that shuts off when I turn off the car.

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