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:help_wsigGoing on an emergency trip in 2 days to Wisconsin from Missouri!Engine cooling fans stopped workingI checked fuse(good), Fans spin freely.Cant find a correct answer as to wear the relay is.I have a 99 Grand Caravan 3.3LI keep hearing different locations when searching internet.Once I locate it throught the help you all, is there another relay I can swap it out with to test it? Or test the old one with ohm meter, if so please tell me what post to test.
Not sure if this will help you out as I"ve only got a service manual from a "98.. According to the service manual:
The solid state fan relay is attached to the left frame rail near the lower radiator support. The relay bracket, and fastener are used to dissipate heat from the relay. Ensure the relay is properly attached to prevent the following:Intermittent engine overheating.Relay "thermal" shutdown, or relay damage.
I can not find any images in the manual to help you out. It sounds as if the relay is unique, so there would be no substitution with another that might be in something like the power distribution block. Unfortunately, I"ve never gone looking, nor have I seen it, so can"t really tell you for sure...
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Ya thats one of the Unconfirmed locations I heard about, also heard is, was on frame rail drivers side under headlight?Surley someone knows the right answer!
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From the 2000 FSM:DESCRIPTION
The radiator fan relay is a solid state type and islocated under the left front headlamp module (Fig.7). Refer to WIRING DIAGRAMS for a circuit schematic.
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Ok, Found it and replaced it. Fans come on again! YAAAANo need to remove headlight, need to remove whole air filter housing, its below that on right side rail, like near the wheel well.
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You SURE you have a 99? What you described, is where the relay is on 1996 to 1998 vans. It was moved to under the headlight to get it into a cooler air stream to help in cooling the relay. Relays overheating and failing is a problem Chrysler has been constantly trying to fix. It would help if you mounted the new relay under the headlight like the newer vans.Also, how did you attach the new relay? The factory uses a heat transferring grease between the relay and the frame rail to help in cooling, and the bolts or rivets themselves conduct heat as well. The 2001 and newer vans even have a finned heat sink on top of the relay to help air cool the relay.
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You SURE you have a 99? What you described, is where the relay is on 1996 to 1998 vans. It was moved to under the headlight to get it into a cooler air stream to help in cooling the relay. Relays overheating and failing is a problem Chrysler has been constantly trying to fix. It would help if you mounted the new relay under the headlight like the newer vans.Also, how did you attach the new relay? The factory uses a heat transferring grease between the relay and the frame rail to help in cooling, and the bolts or rivets themselves conduct heat as well. The 2001 and newer vans even have a finned heat sink on top of the relay to help air cool the relay.
Yup I am sure its a 99. Well technically yes its below the headlight, way below, but removing the headlight does not help in removal. Like I said before is near the bottom of vehicle mounted on right side frame rail. Easiest way to do it is remove the WHOLE air filter housing, and BOOM there she be. Didnt use no heat grease cause it didnt come with any. But bought the lifetime guarentee part so if it goes bad, I"ll get a new one and then use the grease.
Not sure if this will help you out as I"ve only got a service manual from a "98.. According to the service manual:I can not find any images in the manual to help you out. It sounds as if the relay is unique, so there would be no substitution with another that might be in something like the power distribution block. Unfortunately, I"ve never gone looking, nor have I seen it, so can"t really tell you for sure...
sorry dude but like the above^^^ I can"t really help you to as I"ve never come across a fan relay problem like that. apologies for failing to help out.
When you have a chance, buy a small tube of heat sink compound from RadioShack or another source, and apply it to the mounting surface. It should help with the longevity of the relay.

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On my 99 grand caravan sport it was under the headlight. Then under a black cover. There was no grease left under the relay.
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