How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask AMEDEE Your Own Question
AMEDEE
AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 26076
Experience:  ASE CERTIFIED TECHNICIAN ADVANCED LEVEL SPECIALIST. Wisconsin certified emissions state inspector
279429
Type Your Ford Question Here...
AMEDEE is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I have a 2001 ford focus zx3 and I needed a new A/C cooling

Customer Question

I have a 2001 ford focus zx3 and I needed a new A/C cooling fan, bought one and installed it, and it isn't working.
JA: Have you checked the Freon level?
Customer: i know for a fact its empty, i got a new condensor aswell. and radiator
JA: Are you fixing your Focus yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I am. So far I've only checked the fuses, and none of them are bad
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: im fixing my car because i got in an accident, but the damage only went to the radiator.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 10 months ago.

Hello and welcome!

My name isCustomerand I can assist you with your question.

Expert:  AMEDEE replied 10 months ago.

Your talking about the cooling fan under the hood correct? Have you checked for power going to the fan? Do you have a wiring daigram of this circuit?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
i am, the one on the radiator. and the lines have power
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
no i dont have a diagram
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 10 months ago.

Thank you for that information. Which wire has power? Have you checked for a ground to the fan?

Does the fan come on when the engine gets hot? Does it come on when when you turn the AC on?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
The fan isnt turning on at all. All i know is that my headlights and everything else is turning on. Its a brand new never been used before fan, and my fuses are fine.
So what should be creating a problem?
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 10 months ago.

How do you know it is not coming on? What are you experiencing? Overheating or poor AC performance?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
i turn my car on to let it run, and its not turning on when i turn my ac on or when it gets hot enough to actually start running, but i do have air coming into the car through the vents
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
hello?
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 10 months ago.

YES, I am here

Expert:  AMEDEE replied 10 months ago.

Got it! Thank you for that information. Let me pull a wiring diagram for you. One minute

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
i think it might be my R15 bus fuse
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 10 months ago.

Have you checked the fuse or the cooling fan relay?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
its a brand new fan. Its fine. And my fuses are all working and not brokem
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 10 months ago.

There are three fuses that are needed for this fan to work.. also, the cooling fan relay needs to be working. Do you hear the relay click?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
i hear the relay click
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 10 months ago.

Ok, good! So there is a 30 amp fuse (F2). Check to be sure this fuse has battery voltage on it when the relay clicks.

Expert:  AMEDEE replied 10 months ago.

Here is a wiring diagram for this circuit.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
how do i test for the voltage? and only 1 relay was clicking but there is two there. should the other one click?
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 10 months ago.

Which one was clicking? You should have two cooling fans and two cooling fan relays. Which fan is not working?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
for some reason neither of the fans work.
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 10 months ago.

Are either of the fan relays clicking? Or is it a different relay that is clicking?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
my R2 relay clicks and the R1 does not click. And the fuses all look good
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 10 months ago.

Are they labeled K45 and K46?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
im not finding anything labled with a K. only F and R
the Rs are under the hood and the Fs are on driver side behind pannel
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 10 months ago.

Let me send you a diagram of these.. one sec.

Expert:  AMEDEE replied 10 months ago.

It is the two relays on the left side.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
ahah! those were the ones that i was talking about! I just went up to the auto store to get new ones of each
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 10 months ago.

Excellent! So do those relays click when the fans should come on (when the engine gets hot and when the AC is turned on)?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
they were only clicking at first. It was very random, and then it stopped completely. So i thought i might need new ones
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 10 months ago.

Relays usually dont go bad. If anything, they are missing an input preventing them from operating. For exmaple, they need power and ground to work.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
oh alright..hmm..where does it get power at? and where should there be a ground?
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 10 months ago.

Thats why I sent you the wiring diagram. It shows where those relays get power and ground from.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
i cant seem to find it
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 10 months ago.

addb9bd1-e383-4496-8586-4e7f3a7e52ec_cooling fan.png