I cannot afford to go to a mechanic but I don't want to ruin the car while I look for a job. I had a friend that hooked up a toggle switch to turn on the fans. While I know this is not recommended, where do I hook up the toggle switch to the fans?
Neither cooling fan comes on and the car is running hot on 1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
As you appreciate not over heating an engine critical. And I can relate to this tough job market right now, I hope it turns around soon. Apart from "hot wiring" the fan motors directly, (make sure you use a fuse in both circuits)you would have to look at a wiring diagram for your ca. Autozone have some popular workshop manuals for free on line once you register (for free) on their website http://bit.ly/autozone_repair_info. There is a company that independent auto repair shops get their information from, this same information is available inexpensively for people that work on their own cars.. The information is year make and model specific, covering repair procedures, torque specifications, fluid capacities and specifications, service bulletins, component locations, wiring diagrams ect.... Alldata is very easy to navigate http://bit.ly/AllData_Repair_Manuals_Online
I'mm going to change the sensor. Is there a reset code I will need?