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Old 03-18-2018, 05:13 PM   #1
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2003 ION-1 Sedan
2002 SL2
Default Radiator Cooling Fan Problem

The radiator fan in my 2003 Ion with 180K doesn't come on, even with the A/C running. It is warm enough here for AC, and the compressor does kick in. I checked the cooling fan fuse which is fine and swapped the relay with another one. At that point I assumed the fan was bad, so I replaced it.

The new fan also does not come on. If I jumper the switched relay pins (as a test), it comes on. This tells me the wiring, fuse, and new fan are fine. I switched the relay again with one that works in another circuit and nothing.

As a last resort, I "rebooted" the car (removed battery cable for a few minutes). Still no fan.

Any ideas? If needed, I can setup a "ghetto" switch to turn on the fan, but I would prefer to fix it correctly.

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