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Experience:  23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
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I need advice, 2001 Escort se, cooling fan not turning on

Customer Question

i need advice
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: 2001 Escort se
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: cooling fan not turning on and a/c turning off and on
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Mike V. replied 4 months ago.

Hi there,

Have you done anything as of yet to try and resolve this?
Do you mean the compressor is kicking on and off or that you are losing the cold air?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
what do you mean? I cannot find a way to test relays. i replaced 40 amp fuse, checked fan, and recently had a water pump replaced and thermo. the car is cycling and i have bypassed the relays to run the fan to check running condition. that should have nothing to do with the dying at idle when a/c engages.
Expert:  Mike V. replied 4 months ago.

lol

Sorry, all I got is cooling fan not turning on and a/c turning off and on.

\What I can see of the original post says nothing at all about the car stalling when the a/c is on

Customer

i need advice
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: 2001 Escort se
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: cooling fan not turning on and a/c turning off and on
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: no

Have you added freon to the air conditioning prior to this happening?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I Had it serviced at shop. it was fine since then
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
i know that the compresser will automatically turn off when freon is low also
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
it seems that in 2000 the whole relay layout was combined and no separate relays?
Expert:  Mike V. replied 4 months ago.

Ok

But I need to be clear in what you need from me.

Your question is why does the car stall at idle with the air on?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
the car cooling fan will not turn on. the cooling temp censer is good. the a/c comp turning off and on and killing motor at idle all happened together. my question is, is there a way to know what it is, and can i test the relays. auto parts store has no knowledge of this and i am getting mixed info and advice. Did ford combine relays and if so where is it and can i test it/
Expert:  Mike V. replied 4 months ago.

Sorry, I am unable to use the phone, took a minute to look this up.

The a/c relay is part of the ccrm (constant control relay module) So yes, it's one piece.

I do not know of a way to test this without a scan tool, but it's a common issue. I do not believe however it will cause the fan to not come on or the car to stall.

I will open this up for the other experts.

Please do not reply or it will lock it to me and they won't be able to see it.