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New, Radiator Fan not turning on

So I have a Fiat Punto 55, last winter the weather destroyed the engine. Got a new engine put in from a Mark 2. But this was in the summer. I have noticed that the radiator fan is not turning on. Looking around on the internet I have seen that it could be the fuse or the wirings could be loose or faulty, thermostat maybe I am not sure. which is why i need the help

If someone could help me solve this I would really appreciate it, just some advice or a tip or hint that will get me on the way to fixing this irritating problem.

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Re: New, Radiator Fan not turning on

I take it yours is a Mk1 so short out the switch connector as the first port of call?

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Re: New, Radiator Fan not turning on

Yeah I have a Mark 1, Punto 55, basic of the basic but its a nice car. the radiator fan just dont wanna turn, when its on for about 20 to 30 mins you can see smoke rising from around the radiator, i have tried spining the fan but it doesnt spin on its own.

How do I short out the switch connector? silly I know but no such thing as a silly question just silly people who dont ask silly questions and remain stuck
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Re: New, Radiator Fan not turning on

Are you saying that when you put your hand on the fan it doesn't spin freely?

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Re: New, Radiator Fan not turning on

Hi,

sounds like the fan is siezed and needs replacing if it does not turn freely.. should rotate freely.
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Re: New, Radiator Fan not turning on

renew fan + fuse
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Re: New, Radiator Fan not turning on

No I mean when I see the smoke coming from the front, the smoke itself is subtle but I can notice it. I try to spin, it spins but not on its own, its not seized or stiff, it spins freely but not automatically like I assume it should.

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Short out the switch and report back.

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Re: New, Radiator Fan not turning on

sorry in the delay. The weather has been nasty so just waiting for it to get a bit better but hoping to do it asap. I will let you guys know once its done.
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