'98 ESCORT ZX2 COOLING FAN NOT WORKING

Asked by Apr 26, 2014 at 07:39 AM about the 1998 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Hot Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

RECENTLY PURCHASED CAR - cooling fan was not working , I disconnected wire from sensor in block to keep fan running all the time to avoid overheating. Replaced switch and fan still does not operate, I removed switch from block and with wire connected I heated tip of switch w/ cig lighter and fan came on, then cooled it w/ wet rag and turned off, I did this couple of times and seemed to work properly.I put switch back in block and temp on gage went a little over 1/2 way but fan did not come on.I am going to flush radiator and replace thermostat but concerned fan will still not work

3 Answers

20,585

you didn't give it time to trip,,. block rad air flow and watch gauge till fan on

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
22,425

there are 2 sensors, que no? is there not one in the radiator itself?

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
24,615

No. the PCM determines when to turn on the cooling fan via the ECT. It has to be nearly 3/4 of the way to hot. Does the fan come on when the AC is on? Ford recommends running the engine at 2500 - 3000 RPM for 3 minutes to thoroughly warm an engine. Since a vehicle rarely requires a cooling fan while in motion, the fan isn't designed to run constantly, is designed to pull a large quantity of air for a short period of time, and will cool the engine sufficiently once engaged.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • '98 ESCORT ZX2 COOLING FAN NOT WORKING 3 answers

    RECENTLY PURCHASED CAR - cooling fan was not working , I disconnected wire from sensor in block to keep fan running all the time to avoid overheating. Replaced switch and fan still does not operate, I...

    1998 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Hot Coupe

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Ford Escort ZX2 2002 Fan not working 9 answers

    The other day i was on my way home when my tire blew out. While changing the tire my car started over heating. The fan was just replaced and yet it wasnt on. There was a loud gurgling noice comein...

    2002 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Coupe

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Ford escort cooling fan will not turn on. 3 answers

    Okay. I have replaced the fuse, tested the fan itself and works, replaced the coolant temp sensor, it's a brand new radiator, but when I plug the fan into the car, the fan will NOT turn on. Kept ...

    1995 Ford Escort 2 Dr LX Hatchback

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1998 ford escort se; cooling fan issues 3 answers

    temp gauge does not go above half way, and fan does not come on at all, even when the a/c is switched, could the bypass in thermostat housing preventing the engine from coming to temp, and thus the...

    1998 Ford Escort 4 Dr SE Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Cooling fan stopped working again? 11 answers

    Okay my cooling fan wouldn't work then me and my dad replaced the fuse, the motor on the fan was good, and the new fuse didn't fix the problem. Okay so then we looked at all the wires for it, the...

    1995 Ford Escort 2 Dr LX Hatchback

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Escort

Looking for a Used Escort in your area?

CarGurus has 321 nationwide Escort listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Search Ford Escort Questions

Ford Escort Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,010
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 870
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 430
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Focus
626 Great Deals out of 57,236 listings starting at $795
Used Honda Civic
811 Great Deals out of 88,080 listings starting at $1,299
Used Ford Mustang
543 Great Deals out of 45,840 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford Fiesta
154 Great Deals out of 17,704 listings starting at $2,745
Used Honda Accord
941 Great Deals out of 77,703 listings starting at $899
Used Ford Explorer
926 Great Deals out of 70,243 listings starting at $997
Used Toyota Corolla
855 Great Deals out of 70,725 listings starting at $1,874
Used Ford Taurus
270 Great Deals out of 20,569 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford F-150
2,068 Great Deals out of 207,301 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet Cavalier
1,014 listings
Used Toyota Camry
1,098 Great Deals out of 90,895 listings starting at $1,599
Used Hyundai Elantra
648 Great Deals out of 43,486 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.