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Old 11-10-2002, 16:42   #1 (permalink)
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Question Thermos Cut out at 20km/h

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The person that had my EF before me had cut the three blue(blue/white) wires for the thermos and grounded them all out so that the thermos worked 24/7. Now that I've got them all connected the right way and working for air/no air and different fan speed settings, as soon as I hit 20km/h, no matter how hot the car is they cut out. So basically if I do a lot of slow driving the car heats up and unless I hit the highway or sit still in traffic for a good while the car stays hot.

Are they supposed to cut out at speed, if so, isn't 20km/h a bit low?? I thought fans were effective up to about 60km/h?

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I've got the workshop manual, and only has a couple of pages on the fans, doesn't say much at all about anything. Just make sure the contacts are clean, dirty contacts can sometimes make the relays play up. Sorry, can't help with this one.
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Maybe that was the reason why they all got shorted. The previous owner probably reliased what happened, and as a quick fix just shorted the wires.
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Yeah that had occured to me, but I'm trying to get everything that was fixed on the cheap working properly. Anyone out there that has an ef and a bit of spare time, can you tell me if your thermos cut out at 20km/h or can you hear them keep on going well past this speed......

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no they should go whenever the car is hot enough...maybe trace the power/earth wires and make sure they are going to the corect place, they might be earthed on a switch that opens at 20km/h for whatever reason....cant help with specifics sorry
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