I have a 1994 Firebird, 3.4L V6. 106K--I don't drive it much.
Last summer, I had to have the serpentine belt replaced quickly--it began to
come apart while driving. About a week later, I noticed the engine was
running hot(210 by the time I got home). Like I said, I keep it in the
garage most of the time, so I got home and ran it for awhile, and noticed
that the engine fan was not kicking in. I should have added 2 and 2 at that
time, but I figured I'd take another look at it when I needed to drive it
Fast forward to last month.....I got a Haynes manual to look over everything
electrical that I could, as far as fuses, relays and such....and WHADDAYA
KNOW.......in the main fuse block, cooland fan relays 2 and 3, as well as
the fog lamp relay are missing! OUTSTANDING! So I ran to Auto Zone, grabbed
three relays, and when I popped them in, I immediately noticed that they
were fitting very loosely. I noticed then there were no contacts in the top
row of relays(as you're looking at the fuse block from the front of the
car)! I went ahead and cracked the fuse block open, and not only are there
no contacts, there is not even any wiring to the top row of relays. I
suspect that I have been had.
I'm not a mechanic---I know enough to be a little bit dangerous, I guess.
The Haynes manual clearly shows that in the top row of the fuse block on
1997 and earlier models, there should be coolant fan relays in slots 1 and
4, and the fog lamp relay in slot 2.
I'm hoping that someone here is familiar with the 1994 model, and can tell
me A)Am I diagnising the issue correctly?, and B)Is it too late to go back
to the garage with a baseball bat? And finally, C)Is there anything else
that might be causing this problem beyond the relays that I haven't
Thanks in advance!