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Ford Escort ZX2 I have a 99 ford escort , its overheating..changed

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I have a 99 ford...
I have a 99 ford escort , it's overheating..changed thermostat, radiator fan doesn't kick on what to do?
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Ford Mechanic: Virtual Wrench, Ford Mechanic replied 6 years ago
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Hello,

Lets start by checking for power on both sides of the fuse below in the fuse box under the hood. If it doesnt. replace it. Ifgraphic it does, let me know..
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
checked fuse box, radiator fan not coming on
Ford Mechanic: Virtual Wrench, Ford Mechanic replied 6 years ago
Thanks,

Do you have a jumper wire you can run from the positive battery post to the green and yellow wire on the fan to see if it even works?
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago

need more information, the radiator fan not working or coming on, need to replace fan motor, it becomes process of elimination, to nail down cause ,what else should i look for ? hoses look good, it feems it's just not pumping coolant to keep it from getting hot

Ford Mechanic: Virtual Wrench, Ford Mechanic replied 6 years ago
Hi,

The fan did not come on when you ran that jumper wire?
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
no
Ford Mechanic: Virtual Wrench, Ford Mechanic replied 6 years ago
Thanks,

Replace it.

The fan motor, blade and shroud assembly are not serviced separately.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.

  2. Remove the two push pins and the main wiring harness from the fan shroud.

  3. Unplug the main wiring harness connector and move the harness to one side.

  4. Unfasten the shroud bolts and remove the assembly from the engine compartment.

To install:

  1. Place the fan assembly in the engine compartment and tighten the retaining bolts to 24-48 inch lbs. (3-5.5 Nm).

  2. Attach the main wiring harness connector. Attach the main wiring harness and the two push pins to the fan shroud.

  3. Connect the negative battery cable.


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