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#5 of 14 1998 Ford Escort - Blower Motor Relay
Dec 28, 2009 (7:05 pm)
The fan in my 98' Ford Escort has stopped working. I have been told it is probably the Blower Motor Relay; however noone has been able to tell me exactly where it is located on the car. I have checked the fuse box under the hood and behnd the glove box above the blower motor itself, still no luck. Any suggestions?
#6 of 14 Re: 1998 Ford Escort - Blower Motor Relay [timg58]
Dec 28, 2009 (8:48 pm)
The Blower Motor Relay is under the dashboard on the passenger side. There is a black three or four prong plastic connector plugged into it. Unplug the black plastic connector, Then use a 7 or 8 mm socket to remove the two hex head machine screws. Loosen then both,and remove the blower motor relay. Take note of how it was positioned in there too. Good Luck!!!
#7 of 14 Re: 1998 Ford Escort - Blower Motor Relay [conquest]
Feb 04, 2010 (8:43 pm)
I took out the thing with 2 screws just behind the motor (toward the front of the car), and was told that that was the resister. Any chance anyone has a photo of the relay location? Another possibility would be more detailed directions, like left/right/forward from the motor by # of inches; or use a compass bearing from the motor as a direction, with the front of the car as north. Thanks.
#8 of 14 Will wonders never cease
Feb 05, 2010 (4:11 pm)
I just experienced this very problem. I drove a few kms and tried the air, just to see if it worked, I just bought the car in December and now it's February and when I got out of the car the fan was still going. I paniced and called a mechanic who said the relay is probalby stuck or blown. He said to disconnect the battery reconnect it and hopefully that would stop the fan, nice but I have a broken knee at the moment and fear electricity. I did start the car after about thirty minutes and blasted the heat on and off twice and shut the car off and presto, the fan is off. In the mean time I remembered this website and look at what I find under the Escort. I too have a 97 wagon. Thank you everyone.
#9 of 14 Can I fix this my self
Feb 06, 2010 (9:24 am)
I am wondering if I can fix this problem on my own. Could someone help me. Last night my interior light was on, hours after the fan issue. Is it safe to drive my car like this? I read about the relay being under the passenger side something. Could I just go to the auto parts store and get the relay and change it for the faulty one? Do I need tools or can I just pull it out by hand?
#10 of 14 Cooling Fan Issue
Dec 15, 2010 (7:36 am)
Any fix to the cooling fan issue? When I bought my 95 Escort sedan, the previous owner had direct wired the colling fans to a hot. I disconnected it and they don't seem to be working. Replaced the big 'ole fuse under the hood and still don't seem to work. Any other suggestions? Thanks guys.
#13 of 14 Re: 1998 Ford Escort - Blower Motor Relay [timg58]
Feb 12, 2012 (8:53 pm)
My husband changed the Control relay module(for the cooling fan) in my car today, it is located under the air filter. We got the part from Napa auto parts store the cost was $144.00. The reason we changed it was my cooling fan stopped working. The car works great now... Hope this helps...
#14 of 14 Re: 1998 Ford Escort - Blower Motor Relay [timg58]
Mar 25, 2012 (7:09 am)
the relay box is located under the engine air filter and to get to it you have to take the whole air filter box and hose out. hope ths helps you