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Re: Questions about an '84 5000
On Aug 22, 10:49am, Vladimir Entin wrote:
> Subject: Re: Questions about an '84 5000
> > Yes. It runs at low speed whenever the A/C is on. The fan is three speed.
> I've got a problem with the fan on my 5000CS '86. It never runs at low speed.
> It runs only at high speed which is stage 3. Stage 1 relay by Bentley is
> located on main fuse/relay panel under the hood near the firewall. I've tried
> to trace the wire from the fan to the ballast resistors and then to this
> relay, but couldn't find these ballast resistors.
> Does anybody know where these ballast resistors are located ?
If your CS is like mine (non-turbo) or like earlier years, the ballast
resistor is mounted on the frame rail in front of the radiator. You
take off the plastic access panel from the top, remove 3 screws and
3 wires to get to it.
When the resistor blows, the symptom is usually a fan that only works on high
I picked up 2 resistors at a junk yard for $5 apiece. Installing one
restored a quiet driving experience; I keep the second as a backup.