cooling fan relay

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Old 06-24-02, 10:00 AM
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cooling fan relay

Yesterday I noticed my radiator fan was not coming on as it got hot. I put a couple of jumper wires from the battery to the fan and the fan works. I traced the wires back to a 5 pin relay. The question is, is there a way to test the relay? Thanks
 
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Old 06-24-02, 10:26 AM
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Year, make, model? The relay is cheap--you can start there!
 
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Old 06-24-02, 11:08 AM
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Buick, 1993, century 3.3 I will replace it I'd just like to know how to test it
 
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Old 06-24-02, 11:19 AM
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Possibly, your local AutoZone might be able to help you with testing the old relay.
 
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Old 06-24-02, 12:55 PM
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I knew it was a GM--I have replaced many of these--let me guess the fan does come on--just way too late?! Try this for a quick fix to prevent overheating--turn your defrost or ac on--it will kick the cooling fan on!
 
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Old 06-24-02, 01:54 PM
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I've already installed a switch from the fan inside the car. The fan doesn't come on with the air on or off. I will replace the relay. What I want to know is how is the relay tested.
 
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Old 06-25-02, 04:36 AM
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The relay is checked with an ohmeter--but you have to have the specs on the relay!
 
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Old 06-25-02, 06:44 AM
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Redneck is right...you need a service manual to determine what's what on the relay...pitch it for a new one...you're talking 20 bucks.
 
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