First time poster, long time lurker....
I have an 86 GT. I am having an issue with the coolant fan. Approximately 24 hrs after I last drove it, I walked past and heard the radiator fan running. It had apparently been running long enough to drain the battery to the point where I could not use the deck lid release switch to get to the battery. Due to the lock being keyed wrong, i had to trickle charge the battery through the cigarette lighter to get enough juice to open the lid. It took me another 24 hrs to realize I was simply supplying enough power to keep the fan running.
After disconnecting the coolant fan relay, I was able to charge it enough to get the deck open and jump the battery. At that point the fan was not running anymore.
A week later, after it rained, I experienced the same thing ( I cant recall if it had rained at all around the first incident). So this time, after charging the battery, the fan is still running. So I am basically keeping the fan relay disconnected while not in use.
I am looking to you guys with much more experience....clearly I have a short that may or may not be affected by the rain. Aside from possibly replacing the coolant fan relay and/or a/c relay, any suggestions for the cause and solution?
"We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are---
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."
-Alfred, Lord Tennyson