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Dodge Neon Cooling Fan Motor Relay

Q. The fan on my car is not kicking in and the car is overheating. I was wondering if the sensor went out again. I had it fixed a year ago and was wondering about how long they normally last. Before I go and spend another $250.00 to have it hooked up to the computer again. If it is the sensor could you please tell me the correct name for the sensor.

  • 1997 Dodge Neon
  • 2.0 liter SOHC
  • Automatic Transmission
  • 165,000 miles
  • Fuel Injection
  • ABS brakes
  • A/C

Thank you!

Dodge Neon Cooling Fan Motor Relay


It could be the Cooling Fan Motor Relay is bad. There was a recall on them. You may want to check if the recall was performed before spending any money on it. It is Emissions Recalls #7691 and #7692 - Radiator Fan Relay.

It may also be the Coolant Temperature Sensor. The combination coolant temperature sensor has two elements.

  • One element supplies a coolant temperature signal to the PCM.
  • The other element supplies a coolant temperature signal to the instrument panel gauge cluster.

The PCM determines engine coolant temperature from the coolant temperature sensor and uses it to adjust the fuel mixture and to turn the cooling fans on and off. The coolant sensor threads into the rear of the cylinder head, next to the camshaft position sensor.

Dodge Neon Cooling Fan Motor Relay

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