Re: 2006 Freestar - loud radiator fan - UPDATE
Well, I hooked a battery up to the fan and it worked perfectly. No smell, nothing, it worked fine for at least two minutes. When I changed the fuse earlier, it blew within seconds.
So, then I proceeded to test all the relays with a battery and a multimeter. They were all working. I replaced the blown 40amp fuse, and now both fans run just fine.
The only thing I can think of, is I removed the bottom of the fan relay box, and cleaned out some mud that was in there. Maybe that was shorting out.
Both fans run right away at a quiet speed, then they speed up for a while, then shut off. The engine is nowhere near warmed up yet, and does not require cooling from the fans yet.
I am new to this van so I will just keep an eye on this and see what happens. Maybe it is supposed to be loud, but it seems odd to me. I had many vehicles over the years and they never hit high speed until the engine got really hot.