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 Post subject: 96 EF problems. Over heating. please help
Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 2:50 pm 
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I have an 96 ef fairmont wagon and ever since i bought it 8 months ago the thermo fans have never worked. I have taken the thermos out of my dads el which we no worked but didnt in mine??? Tryed following the wires with a test light but could not find power!! coulp some one please help the car just keeps getting really hot and and wants to over heat so that makes theauto transmission clunk into gear....

I also have problems with my stereo drainig too much power and making all my lights dim really bad. I only have 2 1200w 12" subs running of a 1200w amp. why so much power loss and what can i do????

 

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 Post subject: Re: 96 EF problems. Over heating. please help
Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:07 pm 
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In peak hour it raises to the o in normal.. Is there a way to test the relays?? they look good but im not sure! put the test light in the relay holes and on all of them only the left and bottom prongs have power!!

 

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 Post subject: Re: 96 EF problems. Over heating. please help
Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 4:25 pm 
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check relays and fuses for the thermos. Stereo.. sorry can't really help you with that one, not my area. Also 2x 1200w subs? industrial deafness much?

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 4:27 pm 
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In peak hour it raises to the o in normal.. Is there a way to test the relays?? they look good but im not sure! put the test light in the relay holes and on all of them only the left and bottom prongs have power!!


Just swap em out with another set of known good relays from your old mans car to test. If it works with his and not yours they are stuffed, if his works with yours though, it is something else.

 

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 Post subject: Re: 96 EF problems. Over heating. please help
Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 4:39 pm 
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ummm... arent EF thermo's different to EL thermo's....

I think the wiring is different....

 

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 Post subject: Re: 96 EF problems. Over heating. please help
Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 4:57 pm 
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Differences in wiring wont matter in regards to the Relays, they are either 4 pin or 5 pin, as long as they are the same then it shouldnt matter (5pin generally for driving lights) The holder is under the air box on an EL, there are 2 white relays and 1 green one. Before you pull the relays out, remove and then re install them in the plug to clear any possibly corrosion and gunk, then turn the key on with the AC on and see if either the relays click (put your finger on the relay as more than just one thing clicks when you hit the key in those cars) or if the fans spool up. Also, check the fuse in the holder next to the battery, its a big fat 30 amp one iirc.
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Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 4:58 pm 
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As for the stereo, go and get a capacitor. 1 Farad should do.
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Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:15 pm 
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dc_todd wrote:
check relays and fuses for the thermos. Stereo.. sorry can't really help you with that one, not my area. Also 2x 1200w subs? industrial deafness much?


Do you no what relays are for the thermos?? Love the 12''s but still in progress of getting more.. Checking the relays in the old mans car will see how i go!!

 

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 Post subject: Re: 96 EF problems. Over heating. please help
Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:34 pm 
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Just swapped relays and both thermos are running.. will see how things go after a good drive.. As for the voltage problem i think a capacitor is the way to go just not experienced with them!! Any advise/shared knowledge??

Thanks for the help guys..

 

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 Post subject: Re: 96 EF problems. Over heating. please help
Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:35 pm 
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dazza027 wrote:
As for the stereo, go and get a capacitor. 1 Farad should do.


Thanks do you no how much ill be looking at?? and is it hard to install??

 

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