Re: [DML] "Cooling Fan Failure" Light
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Re: [DML] "Cooling Fan Failure" Light



Glenn,
Check your relay compartment in the bottom left corner. If there is a 
jumper in the last relay socket, then it's probably been modified to light 
the indicator with the fans. If you have a blue module, then you probably 
have a true fan failure or bad module. As Todd said, confirm both fans are 
indeed working. And regardless if they are, replace the blue module. Each 
vendor has their own solution for replacement, so shop around.

Before replacing the alternator, make sure your positive and ground points 
are good. A new alternator won't fix a bad ground! Grounds to check are 
above the relay compartment behind the back panel, frame grounding point 
behind the front left wheel and the negative battery cable where it 
connects to the frame. Also, make sure the cluster of heavy gauge wires 
that go to the alternator are clean at the alternator post. If all those 
are good and tight, then it might be time for a new alternator.

If you don't plan to add a major stereo system or other major accessories, 
then John's D110 alternator will be more then enough for the job. You can 
also get your current Motorola rebuilt locally, but who knows how long it 
will last.

Chris
VIN 4099

At 12:18 AM 12/3/2005 +0000, you wrote:
>Whenever I hear the cooling fan come on, the "Cooling Fan Failure"
>warning light on the control console lights.  When the fan goes off,
>it goes off.  The temp seems fine when the fan is off or on.  Is this
>a common quirk or should I investigate the fans?  My voltage indicator
>is running really low too.  I've been advised by my mechanic that I
>may need a new altenator.  Could a failing altenator and the warning
>light be related?
>
>Lastly, if I do end up purchasing a new altenator, should I go with a
>higher amp model (SpecialTAuto.com has pretty beefy looking ones) or
>should I saty with the stock replacement?
>
>Thanks,
>Glenn
>5391...on the road!!





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