The dreaded Cooling Fan Resistor.
Hello to all fellow sufferers of cooling problems!
Can anyone help with the ongoing snag that i'm having with the
well documented cooling system faults.
For no reason, the temp gauge began to rise above its normal 90 degrees setting, as with other owners, the panic bells started ringing and the heater was turned up to full in an attempt to lower the temp.
On getting home, have checked / replaced both relays, managed to buy them from the local Fiat dealer as all car spares outlets greeted me with a sharp intake of breath combined with scratching of heads and the comment of "you'll have to go to the main dealer for these!"
"It's only a four pin, 12v 30A relay, not a nuclear warhead!"
Anyway, have changed these, but on removing the Resistor from the rear of the fan cowling i've noticed that only one terminal on the grey wire wound tube (assuming that is the culprit) is solderred, the other end is free of its post! Is this correct, and if so am i looking at a "bi-metallic strip type switching device that operates the high speed fan or am I barking up the wrong tree.
If anyone out there can stay awake long enough to read my "War & Peace" tale, i'd appreciate some feed back. Cheers in advance