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Old 03-09-2011, 07:26 AM   #31
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My point being- no matter what you do, it is a temporary fix. The longer you leave it like that, the more likely you are to have to spend several hundred dollars for new fans.
Agreed - Also, when the resistor fails, it almost always takes out the wiring plug with it b/c the fans come on so seldom that you typically don't notice the low speed fans failed until several months later.

I wonder if mounting the resistor in the fan shroud (High heat) contributes to the problem or not.
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Old 03-09-2011, 04:40 PM   #32
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Insufficient feed wiring IMO, and yes, there is an ambient temp factor that affects conductor size. There just aren't enough engineers that realize this.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:08 PM   #33
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So if the port where the fuse goes isnt getting power chances are I have a bad port?
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:32 AM   #34
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my2002 ford focus cooling fans are not working both of them, the fans don`t come on with A/C on,the A/C compressor start for 3 second and stop,when unplug the head sensor both fans start. Can somebody tell me what to do please!
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:04 AM   #35
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This one is for the OP, are you interested in parting ways with that resistor you ended up not needing? I need one, and I'd rather help someone on the forum than go searching for a buy it now listing.
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:59 PM   #36
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my2002 ford focus cooling fans are not working both of them, the fans don`t come on with A/C on,the A/C compressor start for 3 second and stop,when unplug the head sensor both fans start. Can somebody tell me what to do please!
hi and welcome to the forum. In the future, better to start a new thread than to glom on to an old one.

Before drawing any more conclusions about the temperature sensor, it might be worth your time & $ to reinstall the sensor and then start the engine with the odometer in test mode. To learn about that, click the "Stickied Threads" link at the top of this forum, and then click the "Complete HOW TO" link. Then, scroll down and click "Focus Test Mode". That will cause your odometer to read in degrees Celsius.

With the A/C off, the two fans should being operating in their low-speed mode around 110C and in their high-speed mode around 116C (although if your engine is just idling and the cooling system is working properly, then it should never reach 116C).
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Tanks for help,the resistor was burn,now the car run good!
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