Greetings my fellow Americans. I just bought a 1992 Dodge Dakota regular cab with the 2.5 4 banger with an electric fan. Never owned a vehicle with an electric one before. My question is. I noticed the fan wasnt running ever. It had been getting kinda hot (I havent driven it over 1 mile yet) I checked the relay box under the hood, and popped the relay out and plugged it back in. The fan started working then. However it would only run for about 10 seconds then shut off for a minute or two, then come back on for 10 more seconds then repeat the process. It didnt matter if the engine temp was hot or cold. I felt of the fan motor, but it didnt feel hot. Do you think the relay is bad causing the fan to act this way? Or what else could it be.
Also my temp gauge fluctuates from hot to cold rather quickly (whether the fan is on or not) and just goes from really hot to really cold and then levels out, then does it all over again. It does it all in a matter of seconds? I am going to try to replace the thermostat tommorrow.
I hope this all makes sense.