Location of 84 Escort fan relay

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Old 01-31-04, 02:54 PM
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Location of 84 Escort fan relay

Hi Guys:

I was wondering if anyone here knows the location of the cooling fan relay on an 1984 Escort.

The car does not have air conditioning - if that makes any difference.

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Old 01-31-04, 04:07 PM
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Being in Florida I generally only see models with A/C but on those it is integrated into a control module that is usually mounted near the radiator by the left front headlight but on some models, it's behind the glove box. This also contains the A/C compressor relay so I don't know if it's designed different with "no A/C" models.
 
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Old 01-31-04, 04:36 PM
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Thank you for that quick reply Desi501. I have checked out the fan by connecting it directly to the battery and it runs fine. The temperature switch also appears to be in working order - i.e. it closes when it reaches high coolant temperatures and opens when the coolant drops in temperature. I have tested the sensor in a container of hot water on the bench. My next avenue was the relay.

I just didn't know where to find it.

I'll keep you posted with the results.

Thanks again.
 
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Old 01-31-04, 05:18 PM
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What your looking for is about 4" X 6" and about 2" thick. The connector is flat and about 3" long with a single bolt in the center holding it in.
 
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It was a success!

I found the relay behind the glove box, and it looked OK. There were no burned traces or troubles with the printed circuit board.

The culprit was corrosion on the terminals of the temperature switch that gets connected to the thermostat housing. Once these connections were cleaned and the engine was warmed up, the fan began cycling again.

Thanks again for your help.
 
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