Rad fan fusible link fix

Kneale Brownson knotnook at traverse.com
Wed Apr 23 13:44:56 EDT 2003

When the fusible link on my car failed,  and I tried to get to it, the
cover to the box it's in broke off.  I replaced the box (under $10 new) and
the link,  and have had no difficulty since (about 30K miles).  My car
turned over 200K some time last week.

At 11:25 AM 04/23/2003 -0500, mallick at mail.utexas.edu wrote:
>After reading about Phil's problem with the radiator and overheating due
>to the
>familiar fusible link failure, I'll pass along what I did to solve the
>I suffered through two failures of the fusible link due to
>corrosion.  When the
>third one fell apart as I touched it, I had enough.  I went down to the local
>NAPA Auto Parts store and found an 80 amp fusible link made by Buss that was
>made to plug into some sort of connector.  The link itself is enclosed in a
>plastic chamber for protection, and the connections are lugs with holes in
>  I just bent the lugs outward so I could get the link screws through them and
>attached it back to the fusible link holder (the flimsy cover had long since
>broken off).  I coated the  connections with rustproofing grease just to
>try and
>hold off the corrosion.
>Result...no more problems with link corrosion and failure, and I still have
>meltdown protection.  It looks a bit like a cob-job, but works great.  Bernie
>would be proud...

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