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Old August 29th, 2008, 11:56 AM
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Radiator Cooling Fan

I'm not sure what its actually called but the fan in front of the radiator which switches on at a certain engine temperature on my truck is not coming on. Is there a fuse for it? What makes it switch on? I can't figure it out, can anyone help?
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Old August 29th, 2008, 12:10 PM
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That one comes on with the AC, turn your AC on and it should start up. And it also comes on at when the temp rises above the factory setting.
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Old August 29th, 2008, 10:52 PM
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That one comes on with the AC, turn your AC on and it should start up. And it also comes on at when the temp rises above the factory setting.
Does it not help cool the engine after certain temp is reached? I think you are saying that it does but it comes wit the AC. If so can i wire it to come on somehow even if I don't have AC. I'd like to keep it functioning but I am not sure how to do it. Any ideas?
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It should kick on when the truck starts to get really hot. On my AC if I turn the temp to full warm the fan kicks on but the compressor doesn't.
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Old August 30th, 2008, 09:10 AM
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On my truck when I turn on the fan for the AC those fans on the condensor also turn on. I am not sure if this is how it is supposed to work, but its how my has always worked. The compressor turns on when I turn the thermostat on the AC in cab. They also help a little when your fan clutch isnt working correctly.
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Old August 30th, 2008, 09:19 AM
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Well I pulled the interior AC stuff and converted my compressor into an on-board air system. So when I turn on the compressor I am missing something with the fan. I need to wire the fan back to the thermastat.
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Old August 30th, 2008, 10:15 AM
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You could probably wire it to a thermostat or to a switch that you control.
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Old August 30th, 2008, 08:08 PM
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You could probably wire it to a thermostat or to a switch that you control.
Well thanks to you guys I did just this. I wired it to a switch in the truck that I control at will. I also pulled my AC radiator out which ought to give me some additional cooling space.

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Mike, how long does it take you to fill a 33 inch tire from say 15 to 40 psi?
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Mike, how long does it take you to fill a 33 inch tire from say 15 to 40 psi?

I can fill a 35" tire in less than a minute so I'd say about 40-60 sec for a 33"er.
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Old January 16th, 2009, 10:02 AM
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impressive. i sent you an email with a follow up question or two. hope you don't mind.

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