I am new to the newsgroup and I have a few questions to ask.
Here is one problem I cannot figure out maybe someone here can help. I have
a 1996 Ford Explorer Sport. I was having problems with the heater cutting
in and out while I was in Iceland and then it went out completely right
before I left. Once I returned from Iceland to the states I changed the
Resister below the Fan Motor with a new one and it seemed to fix it for a
while. Then it went back to cutting on and off. Sometimes when you hit a
speed bump the fan would kick in and other times I would let the hood close
hard and that would bring it back to life. Now Its dead again and nothing I
do will bring the system back online. I checked all the fuses and even
cleaned them with a wire brush. I unplugged everything and checked for
problems or corrosion. Now I checked the connections with a test light at
each plug and it seems like I am not getting power from the switch inside
the car and at the fan motor and resister. What would cause no power to
reach the connection? I pulled the resister again to make sure it was still
intact and it still looks new no breaks or problems. Any Ideas? Thanks for
Glad I could help. Buy a spare or 2. They're cheap, around $5 each. If
it's like my '94, all the relays are the same. If your fuel pump relay
gets intermittent (like mine did) the engine won't run sometimes...or
will suddenly stop running like your fan did but much more of a problem
than no heat!
It sounds like your blower motor relay is bad. If the 96 is like the 94 I
used to have, the relay is in the fuse/relay box under the hood on the
passenger side. When it is not working, whack the relay and see if that makes
it work. If so, get a new relay.
Mike Iglesias Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
University of California, Irvine phone: 949-824-6926
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