Auto Electric Cooling Fan
Avoid cooling system failures! Sometimes you just need an auto electric cooling fan. It's 95 degrees out and you're stuck on the freeway in rush hour traffic that is barely creeping along. No problem - the A/C is cranked, there's tunes on the CD player - you can handle it. Suddenly, you notice the needle on your temperature gauge is starting to move further to the right. It starts to creep into the dreaded "red zone." In order to keep the engine from overheating, you not only have to shut off the A/C - which forces the engine to work harder - but you'll need to turn on the heat in order to prevent boil over. If you're lucky, you have a convertible top, or at least a sunroof and windows you can roll down. What you need is an auto electric cooling fan.
According to the American Auto Association, about 85% of all roadside breakdowns are attributable to cooling system failures. When we think about cooling systems, the radiator is usually the first thing that comes to mind. It's important for keeping the temperature of the engine within operating parameters, but it cannot do this job alone. The auto electric cooling fan is an integral part of the cooling system, drawing in cooler air through the radiator when the car is not moving forward. This cooler air is necessary, in order for the radiator to exchange heat from the engine for cooler temperatures from the outside. Without a working auto electric cooling fan, your engine will be safe from overheating only as long as it is in forward motion. The moment that air circulation ceases, temperatures will begin to rise precipitously.
Today's auto electric cooling fan is powered by an electric motor attached to a relay. This relay - the coolant temperature switch - is activated by a thermostat. Ultimately, it is a rise in temperature that kicks on the cooling fan; therefore, the fan operates only when needed to help cool the engine.
When your fan isn't operating when it should, the first step is to check your auto fuses. Assuming these haven't burned out, the next step is to unplug the fan from the harness, then attempt to run it off of the battery directly by applying fused battery power to the positive side of the motor and grounding the other. Essentially, you're "hot-wiring" the device. If the fan doesn't run, the motor has gone bad and will need to be replaced. If the fan does start, the next place to look for trouble is somewhere between the fuse and the motor. A likely culprit is a faulty coolant temperature switch or coolant sensor.
At Radiator.com, you can get most everything you need to repair a cooling fan - or even buy a replacement for the entire unit - at generous discounts. You'll also have support from our staff of expert cooling system technicians. Call today at 1-800-248-8720 for the best deal on the cooling fan or any auto fan part you may need.