96 Saturn SL-2 Radiator Fan Check

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Larry Smith, Jul 24, 2003.

  1. Larry Smith

    Larry Smith Guest

    That little plastic lock on the wiring plug to the cooling fan --- how do
    you get it off without breaking it? It's hidden inside a cove. The lock
    can be seen with a mirror, but I can't get to it with fingers or a
    screwdriver to pry it loose. Besides that, it faces downward when upward
    would have been better. The Haynes manual is no help.

    The fan motor is probably bad, but you have to patch-cord 12 volts to it
    first to make sure, and before checking out the other possibilities. I
    already checked the fuse.

    Thanks in advance.
    Larry Smith, Jul 24, 2003
  2. Larry Smith

    Larry Smith Guest

    Well, let that be a lesson to me. I had installed one of the sparkplugs
    without its screw-on cap, and THAT was causing the radio noise and probably
    the PO341. The contact had to be arcing at the wire connection because of
    the gap. As for the radiator fan, that problem is with the temperature
    sensor, not the fan motor.

    BTW, you have to look and look in Haynes to find the torque value for the
    sparkplugs --- 20 foot-pounds.
    I regapped the plugs to .040. They were all at .045.

    Gosh, I love working on engines, especially Continentals and Lycomings.
    You can get to THEM without busting your knuckles. Just pull the cowl and
    GO! Riding lawnmowers are fun too.

    As Bartles and Jaymes say, "Thanks for your support."
    Larry Smith, Jul 24, 2003
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