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Coolant fan switch install problems by 84se2.5
Started on: 07-18-2014 09:24 PM
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Report this Post07-18-2014 09:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 84se2.5Click Here to Email 84se2.5Send a Private Message to 84se2.5Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hey all first post here but have been lurking for awhile. To those who've been here awhile my dad is Linenoise

I have an 84 with a 2.5 I am trying to install Rodney's lower temp fan switch but my car doesn't have the switch installed but in the hole for the switch there is a square drive plug. I for the life of me I cannot get it out. The square hole is pretty round at this point.
My buddy and I rebuilt the engine in it with a block out of a newer sun bird(at least that's what we were told) and didn't realize the difference at the time(we built it 3~4 years ago we are just getting it on the road now)
I was just wondering if there's any other place I could put it or tee off the temp sensor port somehow.
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Report this Post07-18-2014 10:21 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 84fiero123Click Here to Email 84fiero123Send a Private Message to 84fiero123Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
if you just need to mount it get a couple of zip ties and mount it that way. its been a while so I will let others tell you where the other wires are, they should be right next to the fan if there is no switch there now. but if I remember right one is a ground and the other plugs into the switch and the switch plugs into the fan.

This may help on the engine end.

http://www.fierostore.com/Tech/Default.aspx?Id=189

http://www.calgaryfieros.co...lant-fan-switch.html

then there is always the Ogres page at the top of any page with lots of helpful info

http://home.comcast.net/~fierocave/

as well as this,

http://www.calgaryfieros.co...lant-fan-switch.html

Steve

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Report this Post07-18-2014 10:28 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 84se2.5Click Here to Email 84se2.5Send a Private Message to 84se2.5Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I'm talking about the switch in the engine everything on the fan is good. Thanks though
I know where it goes to but I have a square drive plug in that hole

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Originally posted by 84se2.5:

I'm talking about the switch in the engine everything on the fan is good. Thanks though


click on the top link, there is a picture there of the engine, I wasn't sure what you were talking about so I listed as many links as I could find.

Or this one

http://www.fierostore.com/Tech/Default.aspx?Id=189

Steve

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Report this Post07-18-2014 10:47 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 84se2.5Click Here to Email 84se2.5Send a Private Message to 84se2.5Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Yeah I saw that I know where its at, the engine we used didn't have the switch just a pipe plug is what I assume it is
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Originally posted by 84se2.5:

Yeah I saw that I know where its at, the engine we used didn't have the switch just a pipe plug is what I assume it is


just unscrew the plug, buy a sensor and connect, you should have a loose wire close by.

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The plug is seized in the hole and is stripped I already have the switch
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Originally posted by 84se2.5:

The plug is seized in the hole and is stripped I already have the switch


PB Blaster it, tap it with a small hammer, then walk away, come back an hour later and repeat and again and again for a couple of days. then grab it with a good pair of vise grips. if you can get a small grinder in there and square off the end of the plug then use an appropriate size wrench. or if you have a friend with a welder just weld a smaller socket or wrench on it and remove, just the heat from welding a socket or wrench on there after PB Blasting it should come right out.
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its been a while since I was under the hood of my 84 4cyl so I can't remember if there is enough room to get a grinder in there. But it should come out with the welder method I mentioned real easy.

Steve

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Report this Post07-18-2014 11:51 PM Click Here to See the Profile for un fieroClick Here to Email un fieroSend a Private Message to un fieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I just finished (like an hour ago) removing a pipe plug from my intake. It was rounded off pretty bad so I drilled a hole through the plug and had to use an easy out and a lot of PB blaster to get it out. Good luck!
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