Radiator Fan Difficulties (not your average issue)
First post for me, Yay!!
Alrighty, I replaced my radiator fan in June of last year after an episode of overheating, soon followed by my radiator. Things rolled along until February, when the car overheated again, and we found that the fan had gone out again, and radiator had to be replaced again as well.
We've replaced the fan a third time now (barely a month ago), and we have found that something is causing the fan to pull too much amperage and the wires are getting extremely hot (hot enough we melted a couple a test leads together. )
We checked the wires at the relay, and the wire heating doesn't appear to be there. We're looking at replacing the relay to be safe, but it's currently on backorder. (I read a post recommending the factory relay, saying that the aftermarket ones don't hold the load too well.)
It seems that as long as i'm not driving in city conditions that the fan does well, doesn't get too hot. Luckily my fan is on lifetime warranty, so I can get a new one with no problem, but changing this fan monthly will get old, and my stepdad (who is an experienced mechanic) is running out of ideas. Has anyone else had this issue? Can anyone help? I'm a poor college student and I am getting pretty frustrated at this point.
Alrighty, I think we've fixed the issue! We replaced the relay (which was the "old style" it turns out) and the fan with genuine mopar parts. The wires warmed up, but not nearly as bad. I am hoping the $420 worth of parts we just dumped into it fixed the problem, but we shall see! Thanks for all the help everybody, I really appreciate it.