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Old 02-16-2020, 03:50 PM
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Hello everyone,

Sorry my english is not very well, but i'll try to explain myself.
I'm owner of an BMW E81.
I take the car to the mechanic, they changed the original electric fan and delivered it to me on Friday, but on Saturday the electric fan stopped working again. I wanted to ask for opinions about what it could be, only the electric fan was changed. Could it be that some sensor or thermostat is broken?

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Which fan? The engine radiator fan or the heat / air conditioning fan?


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Which fan? The engine radiator fan or the heat / air conditioning fan?
Generally, in English, a fan is the radiator rotating blade device, while the AC uses a squirrel cage blower. A fan uses Bernoulliís principle across a blade much like a wing. A blower uses centrifugal force exclusively.
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The engine radiator fan.
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Could it be that some sensor or thermostat is broken?
Yes, sensor or the relay!
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Yes, sensor or the relay!
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Which sensor i must look for? and where is the relay?

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Which sensor i must look for?
The sensor should be on the outlet pipe of the radiator see 1st image

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...and where is the relay?
See the 2nd image for relay location
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The sensor should be on the outlet pipe of the radiator see 1st image


See the 2nd image for relay location
Thank you very much for the reply. Now I have it much clearer. As I told you, I took the car to a specialized workshop but the truth is that they were not able to find the fault and they returned the car to me with the original fan, at the same time they returned the money I spent on the spare. Spare that did not work.
When they handed me the car, he plugged the fan into the socket and it worked but the car was off.
The fan works with both the car turned off and on.
Any opinion?

How must i test the sensor and the relay?

PD: Sorry, i am trying to express myself the best way possible, so i use the google translator

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