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Hello,

Long time forum lurker, always enjoy the wealth of information available on this site. This cooling fan issue has me frustrated and stuck, help is appreciated!

I have a 2003 OZ Rally. Car runs fantastic and has seen lots of TLC / timely repairs. 140,000 miles, manual no accidents.

Recently, only in the past 2 weeks, I've noticed very strange and spastic operation from my cooling fans. The cooling fans would sometimes come on at cold start. Sometimes they triggered at highway speed, and they often stayed on when the engine is turned off. At night, I would notice my lights constantly dimming and re-brightening, which was likely the fans turning on and off. Recently, in the last 3-4 days I am getting NOTHING from my fans. Nothing spastic or normal.

I realize this could be the fan control module or some type of relay/fuse. I've hot-wired the fan to test and they both operate OK. Coolant is full zerex 50/50 mix and 1 year old. New OEM Thermostat, Temp Sensor, Water Pump, Oil Pump, etc etc. I also installed a new Fan Control Module, but I cannot be sure it is working.

>>>>Important questions>>>>
1.) My A/C Compressor took a dump last year, so I opted to remove it and all the lines. Everything is sealed properly and smaller sized acc. belt is installed at correct tension. MY question is, would doing an A/C delete cause potential interruption with idle cooling fan operation?

2.) I have installed a new cooling fan module. Do I need to reset (4-6 hour battery disconnect) the ECU after install?

3.) I can't be sure the new fan control module is working or was the culprit. Is there ANYTHING I can do to test it is working? I've heard you can pull the engine temp sensor connection while idling to force fan engagement, but I got nothing. (AC is removed, so I can't test fans through that method...)

4.) What temp should the fans begin operating? I could not find the tables anywhere online...

5) What else could I be missing?? Anything oddball specifics I'm missing on this particular issue? I've dumped a good bit of time and money into this and would certainly appreciate the help!

Thank you.
 

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01) I think it shouldn't. Not 100% sure though.

02) No harm trying.

03) In my 4g18 cs2A, the temperature indicator rises to the half (50%) before the radiator fan kicks in. Try letting the engine idle for about 10-15 mins (more if you live somehere cold). This should bring the temp to 50%. Wait and see if the radiator fans start. If they don't and the engine temp starts rising instead, switch off the motor. Means the fans are not working. I'd say then the issue is with the wiring or the fan control module.

04) mentioned in ^ 03)

05) Wiring maybe.
 
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