Jump to content


Photo

Melted Radiator Hose Switch And Fan Switch - Cause?

overheating electrical radiator fan switch radiator hose switch escort

  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 Love_A_Softtop

Love_A_Softtop

    Newbie

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
  • Name: Ros
  • Ford Model: Ford Escort Cabriolet 1.8
  • Year: 1997
  • Location: Sussex

Posted 24 August 2014 - 12:11 PM

Hi there,

 

We've got 1997 Ford Escort Cabriolet 1.8 Ghia.... with an overheating problem. The engine's cooling fan doesn't kick in.

 

We found out the top radiator hose switch (Part No 7001612) and plug were both melted and we replaced them.  But now it seems that the radiator fan switch is also melted.   What could be the cause of these things happening?   

 

We also get an intermittent a ticking/clicking sound which sounds like it's coming from the dash - electrical problem clearly - which might be connected.

 

We'd be very grateful for any ideas/advice.

 

Thank you,

 

Paul and Ros.



Have something to contribute?

Sign in or register to start a topic...

Sign up to FOC Premium Membership To Remove These Ads

#2 jeebowhite

jeebowhite

    Resident Loon

  • Super Mod
  • 16,493 posts
  • Name: James
  • Ford Model: Sea Grey Mondeo MKIV 1.8TDCi 140ps Zetec
  • Year: 2007
  • Location: Kent
Contributor

Posted 29 August 2014 - 09:53 AM

I am wondering if you had a blocked pipe, or failed stat, meaning the car has probably overheated melting all of these components.

 

It may also be an indicator that your antifreeze is very much in need of refreshing!

 

As for the clicking, when does it happen?



#3 Love_A_Softtop

Love_A_Softtop

    Newbie

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
  • Name: Ros
  • Ford Model: Ford Escort Cabriolet 1.8
  • Year: 1997
  • Location: Sussex

Posted 29 August 2014 - 12:57 PM

Thanks for you suggestions.... the clicking is completely random, we can't associate it with anything.  Sometimes it just starts up and carries on for a while and then it stops, and sometimes we have weeks where it doesn't happen at all, but we have no idea why.  

 

Actually we've just discovered two wheel-bearings need replacing too (quote for work £450, exceeding the value of the car) and with the overheating problem and electrical problem, we have decided to scrap it and get something less problematic.  Great shame. It was a lovely thing, for all its problems.

 

Ros and Paul



#4 jeebowhite

jeebowhite

    Resident Loon

  • Super Mod
  • 16,493 posts
  • Name: James
  • Ford Model: Sea Grey Mondeo MKIV 1.8TDCi 140ps Zetec
  • Year: 2007
  • Location: Kent
Contributor

Posted 30 August 2014 - 08:56 PM

That is a shame, take it apart and sell it for parts you will get more for it.


Not what you're looking for?

Register now, we have a huge community of enthusiasts to answer any questions you might have




Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: overheating, electrical, radiator, fan switch, radiator hose switch, escort

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users