Overheats on 1997 Ford Contour

Cooling fan will not run unless I jumper it? Replaced sensors, still nothing. Was told it was the computer? Is there a test for that portion of the computer? Hate to buy one and have the fan still not work. I can keep the engine cool by running the AC and the other fan works fine.

by in Santa Ana, CA on October 16, 2010
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2 answers
ANSWER by , October 16, 2010
sounds like a bad fan.
ANSWER by , October 16, 2010
Wiring and relays are issues with these fans. There are two relays - high speed and low speed. One or both could be failed, and you may have wiring connector melting issues. Not uncommon for this vehicle.