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Old 12-16-2005, 04:49 AM
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my auxilary fan is always on in my 603 any ideas???

this is my 3rd.. sdl that i have..... everytime i bought the cars, i tried washing the engine... after im done.. the engine looks spotless , but the fan remains on at all times after turning on the key.... now.... i dont think its that sensor, thats on top of the thermostat housing... because on my other ones i changed that but the fan would not come on at all... any ideas or experiences?? thanks..
also.. if i take out the wires out of that sensor ,, the fan shuts off... but why would a sensor always go bad when washed.. do you think because it was hot and when it gets sprayed with cold water it just breaks..?? or some kind of electrical issues? man this s**t go me thinking..
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Old 12-16-2005, 06:40 AM
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The a/c receiver/dryer has a switch that also starts this fan. If it has shorted, the fan will run all the time. Try unplugging one wire from the r/d switch.

On my old 603 this switch was broken, and it did not start the fan even when needed. In hot weather, I jumpered it and let the fan run,
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Old 12-16-2005, 12:26 PM
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Somewhere on this forum we were advised to keep the switch on top of the thermostat dry when washing the engine. I have always covered mine with a plastic bag and had no trouble.
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Old 12-16-2005, 05:07 PM
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gsxr had the same problem happen to him. It is the switch I believe.

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Old 12-16-2005, 10:46 PM
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bet you its the three terminal switch! I bought a spare last time I had to order one. Oh, did I say I have two 603 engines to feed? Ah yes!
Its probably that switch like I said. They don't like moisture.
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Old 12-17-2005, 12:26 AM
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is it the switch on the thermostat? the 3 pin. when changing that... the problem goes away but the fan doesnt come on when its suppose to...
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Old 12-17-2005, 01:41 AM
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Wait a minute,

I'm confused, I thought the switch controlling the aux fan was ontop of the engine, right near the intake runner for the #1 cylender. My thermostat is on the right side of the engine right near the turbo; I don't recall any switches being too close to it.
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Old 12-17-2005, 02:41 AM
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Your engine is just trying to dry itself off with the aux fan...would YOU want to be all wet after taking a shower like that?

I think not
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Old 12-17-2005, 12:13 PM
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This is the offending unit:

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Old 12-17-2005, 10:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Biggg Willy
Wait a minute,

I'm confused, I thought the switch controlling the aux fan was ontop of the engine, right near the intake runner for the #1 cylender. My thermostat is on the right side of the engine right near the turbo; I don't recall any switches being too close to it.
Maybe your engine is different, a 603.XX?
FWIW gsxr recommended using a later model thermo sw, it closes at a lower temp. The insulation is grey instead of the turquoise blue the original switches are. here's a pic of mine, near water neck, top of head, L side.
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Old 12-17-2005, 10:51 PM
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is it the switch on the thermostat? the 3 pin. when changing that... the problem goes away but the fan doesnt come on when its suppose to...
gsxr said:
"Two things trigger the electrical auxiliary fan on 1986/87 diesels. First, there is a pressure switch screw into the A/C receiver/drier. The old type is green, the new type is red. Short the two leads together and the fan will turn on LOW speed. If you have the green switch the fan may not run often with the A/C on, the red switch fixed this.

The second trigger is the 3-prong switch on the water neck at the top of the cylinder head. The 2 terminals are the fan trigger, they will close at approx. 105C and turn the fan on HIGH speed. Short these together and the fan will turn on. (The 3rd prong is the high temp safety that kills the A/C compressor when the temps go above 120C or 128C, depending on which switch you have - just ignore this terminal.)

The actual cube relay is located in the rear half of the fuse box, the section you have to remove screws to access.
Dave Meimann"

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