[200q20v] Fusible Link for Radiator Fan
matkisson at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 19 05:09:07 EDT 2000
Yesterday afternoon I noticed my car was running
warmer than normal around town. While waiting for a
parking space, the temperature light on the computer
started flashing and beeping. Immediately after this
I saw steam coming from under the hood. i pulled into
the parking space and opened the hood to find steam
shooting out from under the radiator cap (I guess they
reall are vented) I also Immediately notice tha fan
is not running. When I moved the main feed wire, I
saw a small spark and the fan came on and ran fine.
While the car was cooling down, I went to the store
and bought some distilled water to fill the radiator
with. When I investigated the spark, I noticed the
fusible link was broken in half. To get home I placed
both wires on one screw and checked to see if the fan
would come on. Everything has been fine since then.
Is this link really necessary??? Should I get
another one from the dealer??? I went by the local
wrecking yard, but none of the older 100/5000 models
use this part.
On an up note, I found a set of Euro headlights
while I was there. After I clean them up I will
probably put them up for bid on E-bay.
Thanks for your time,
90 200 TQ 20V (German Spec)
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