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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-01-09, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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97 SHO cooling fans are stuck on

I know I'm a day late here, & I'm new to this 4m. I've had a '97 SHO for a couple of years but I never drove it until this summer. I have too many cars, & I ride a motorcycle 98% of the time.
I need to chime in here, 'cause my fans are stuck on even with the key in my pocket! I have a '97, 3.4L V8 and last weekend I used the A/C & that's when it happened. I had to pull the fuse to turn them off. I read your post but it doesn't mention the 3.4L V8. Can you enlighten me?


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I know I'm a day late here, & I'm new to this 4m. I've had a '97 SHO for a couple of years but I never drove it until this summer. I have too many cars, & I ride a motorcycle 98% of the time.
I need to chime in here, 'cause my fans are stuck on even with the key in my pocket! I have a '97, 3.4L V8 and last weekend I used the A/C & that's when it happened. I had to pull the fuse to turn them off. I read your post but it doesn't mention the 3.4L V8. Can you enlighten me?
The 1997 SHO is similar to the previous post. It still has a CCRM to control the fans, compared to 1998 and later models which used seperate relays. The CCRM is located next to the battery, next to the inner fender. Held by a metal strap. Disconnect the connector and check for corrosion on the pins.

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Re: 1995 Ford Taurus - radiator fan

Wow, thanks for the really quick response on this. I'll check it in the a.m.
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Re: 1995 Ford Taurus - radiator fan

I have looked at that component & the contacts all look very good, on both sides, M&F.
The fans click on as soon as I reinstall the fuse. Could the temp sensor be responsible? Can you tell me where it's located?
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Re: 1995 Ford Taurus - radiator fan

The coolant switch should be mounted in front driver side of intake manifold

Here's a schematic that might be of some help.
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Re: 1995 Ford Taurus - radiator fan

I can't find that sensor. I've pulled the plastic cover, but I don't see anything that looks like a sensor that is tapped into a water source. Do I need to pull the air intake?
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Re: 1995 Ford Taurus - radiator fan

I removed the air intake from the end of the engine & from the air filter & found the sensor. I unplugged it & the fans still run. I'm thinking it's the CCRM at this point. Can anyone shine any additional light on the subject?
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Re: 97 SHO cooling fans are stuck on

You could lightly tap the CCRM and see if the fans go off. The temp sensor wouldn't cause it to stay on with the key off.
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