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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-05-2001, 12:41 AM Thread Starter
 
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Another question for you guys with electric fans. Do you have a relay to start the fan when the AC is on? Talked to my friend with the electric fan today ('96 Sport with a 1.8) and he said it was overheating if he turned on the AC on the highway.
Here's what I'm thinkin': The thermostat probe is stuck through the radiator at the top (above the condensor). On the highway, there's enough air flow over the tstat probe to shut down the fan, which means the only airflow through the radiator is hot air from the condensor (which is well over 100 degrees when it's hot out). My proposed solution is to add another relay to start the fan whenever the AC compressor is on.
What do you guys think?

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you need a relay for the a/c too. Most of the fan wiring kits either have one or have an option for one. If you need help wiring it e-mail me back and I'll find a diagram

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Thanks! I'm fine with wiring it, just didn't know whether or not I needed it. Since the Zuk already has a small fan in front of the condenser, I assumed the other didn't have to run when the AC's on. I guess I assumed wrong [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img]
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My electric fan came with a lead that hooked to the AC to turn the fan on when the AC came on.
Removed the AC so I didn't use it.

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blindbat what part of arkanasas are you in ? im in the NE corner here . what did you do with that ac you pulled off?

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blindbat what part of arkanasas are you in ? im in the NE corner here . what did you do with that ac you pulled off?

NW, Rogers area. Put the AC in a box, wanted the power more than the air. With the humidity and heat I'm about to change my mind.

My offroad buddy bought a suki back in December from a guy that has a offroad shop just south of your town. A lot Suki's in that area.

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o yeah witch shop probaly now it?

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Don't remember the name. He has a shop a couple miles south on the east side of the four lane going to Jonesburo. There's a carlot across the road from him.

He had a hardtop suk and some Toy's parked in front of his shop when we were there. He had three more at home, my buddy bought almost cherry 88.5 from him.

He said there is a lot suks around there, the farmers like them because they don't get stuck.
He also offroads with others in Tenn.


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IM THINKING YOUR TALKING ABOUT PETTIE HIGDON MAN HE BOUGHT ONE FROM HIM HE WILL RAPE YOU IF YOU GIVE HIM A CHANCE. LOL WE GO WHEELIN ALOT

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