If anyone can assist in this parts search, I would be very grateful!
I've tried to provide full info, so please pardon the length of this
Been grappling w/this for about a month in the desert southwest summer
heat. Car being serviced by a NAPA certified shop, however, no one can
seem to provide my mechanic w/the correct "FCM" (aka 'relay' of
sorts). I have spent days searching the Net and all possible part
sources, locating only one possibility. His phone calls to Ford
entities resulted the claim that the FCM needed "has been
discontinued" and they refused to even give my mechanic the OEM part
number for us to reference in our continued search.
The FCM that is fried was mfg by Imasen (oriental company), and the
identifying number "H271" is no longer applicable; now pertains to a
different type of module for totally different model & year of Ford
vehicle(s), as well NON-cooling fan purposes . FCM is also marked
DC12V10A, followed by 6A 11. It is a "5-blade" (aka prongs - much
like the prongs of a household device one plugs into a wall socket,
only smaller) , w/the blades arranged in a set of two rows: bottom row
has three blades left to right, and top row has one blade each in the
left and right corners, with NO prong in the center position.
It is POSSIBLE that the following applies, however, the image on the
parts supplier site comes directly from SMP according to the
supplier's c-serv person, and I cannot determine from the online image
whether the "blade" alignment is correct ->
"Description: Radiator Fan Relay
Manufacturer: STANDARD MOTOR PRODUCTS
Product Details For:RY-452
Additional Description: 5 Blade Terminal ; w/Low Eng temp ; w/OEM#
The only other possible candidate is also listed on that site, "
D1709C ACDELCO US Miscellaneous Accessories Relay; Radiator Fan
Relay; AC Cooling Fan ; 5 Blade Terminal ; w/OEM# F0CZ-2C013-A; Years:
1991-1996. There is no online image, no price, and apparently it is
not available on demand is the site indicates to contact them for a
price and such.
I have submitted "contact forms" w/the requested info on various parts
supply sites, including Standard Motor Products itself and their
"distributors" to no avail thus far. I have digital close-up pics of
the FCM that we need to replace, but website 'contact forms' have no
provision for including those images as an attachment. I have
searched through probably 60-70 google search result sites over
several days, but the above parts on the autopartsgiant.com site is
the only potential successful result. Even then, their c-serv was
unable to confirm whether their part RY-452 has the correct blade
placement, and directed me to SMP itself.
If at all possible, I would rather locate the actual, new/unused FCM
needed instead of dredging one or two up from an auto salvage yard -
as the reliability of a salvaged electrical/electronic part on an 11-
year old car is likely problematic. When this FCM fails, the radiator
cooling fan motor itself of course stops running & the engine quickly
overheats. In desert summer heat is a bad thing all the way around
and I'd rather not risk melting the motor by having the fan quit in
If I could even locate or confirm the correct OEM part number - that
would be helpful as well!