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Old 01-28-2013, 11:28 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Focuslu86 View Post
Thanks sailor!
I turn on the ac and nope, the fans dont work at all! There is no fan movement at all...there is a thing, my ac doesnt go past level 3, at level 4 it doesnt blow nothing. I have checked the resitor and they are fine, plus the connectors to the fan! How can i test the relays of fuses? Btw when i hit the defroster for the rear, i hear a click clik sound coming from the driver side fuse box? What does that means
WARNING: Do NOT run your A/C for any significant duration until you get your radiator fan trouble fixed. A few seconds to see if rad fans will run is OK. but that's it. Running A/C without forced fan cooling of the condensor assembly will cause head pressure to build way above normal which can lead to A/C compressor failure. This will, in turn, throw compressor guts (debris) throughout your A/C system. This is referred to as black death and it's a very expensive lesson to learn. This is how a $200 dealer repair of your cooling fan assembly can turn into a $1800 A/C total overhaul job. The other thing that may happen with continued use can be a blow head gasket and possibly a warped head and that may cost you $600 to $1200. You might want to take the car to a dealer to get the cooling system repaired before collateral damage causes this job costs you 10x.
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