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How much does Cooling Fan Relay Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2003 Ferrari 360 $98 $27.58 $70.00 27% $135.08
2004 Hyundai Sonata $93 $22.78 $70.00 28% $130.28
2008 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 $79 $8.98 $70.00 32% $116.48
2004 Ford F-150 $112 $41.98 $70.00 25% $149.48
2007 Volvo C70 $146 $75.58 $70.00 20% $183.08
2014 Subaru Outback $114 $44.21 $70.00 24% $151.71
2011 Mazda 3 $102 $32.38 $70.00 26% $139.88
2008 BMW 135i $136 $65.98 $70.00 21% $173.48
2007 Lexus IS350 $89 $19.18 $70.00 29% $126.68
2013 Lexus GS450h $137 $67.48 $70.00 21% $174.98
2014 Cadillac CTS $100 $29.99 $70.00 27% $137.49
2008 Land Rover Range Rover $136 $65.98 $70.00 21% $173.48
2013 Lincoln MKZ $112 $41.98 $70.00 25% $149.48
2010 Lexus IS F $96 $26.38 $70.00 28% $133.88
2013 Jaguar XJ $136 $65.98 $70.00 21% $173.48
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Cooling Fan Relay Replacement Service

What is the Cooling Fan Relay all about?

Modern vehicles employ electric cooling fans to draw air into the engine compartment, through the radiator, and into the air conditioning condenser. This action removes heat from the coolant in the radiator and pulls heat from the refrigerant in the air conditioning condenser. The electric cooling fan is an electric motor with fan blades attached to it. It turns on when the powertrain control module receives a signal that the temperature of the engine or air conditioning warrants the extra flow of air.

The powertrain control module then sends a signal for the cooling fan relay to supply power to the cooling fan. The fan motor relay performs the action of a switch, sending 12-volt power to the cooling fan and initiating its operation. Once the engine temperature drops below the threshold programmed into the powertrain control module, the cooling fan turns off. In some makes and models, the cooling fan can continue running after the engine has been shut off, or it can turn on while the ignition is off. If the cooling fan relay is faulty, the cooling fan can continue to run unnecessarily, even when the ignition is off and the engine is cold. Conversely, the cooling fan may not run at all causing the engine to overheat. Since the cooling fan plays a factor in air conditioning performance, your air conditioning may not blow cold air.

Keep in mind:

  • The cooling fan can run even with the ignition off. Use caution when working in and around the cooling fan to prevent personal injury.
  • Some vehicles are equipped with two cooling fans, with separate cooling fan relays controlling each one.

How it's done:

  • The Cooling Fan Relay is verified that it needs to be replaced. The main access relay panel is open to access the cooling fan relay.

  • The defective Cooling Fan Relay is removed from the relay box by pulling straight up and out of the connection.

  • The connection is checked for any damage or overheating. The new Cooling Fan Relay is installed by lining up the pins and pressing it into the connection.

  • The Cooling Fan Relay is tested for operation by running the engine or turning on the A/C.

  • The vehicle is tested for proper operation of the Cooling Fan during a road test.

Our recommendation:

The cooling fan relay is meant to last indefinitely, but as with all electrical components, it can fail prematurely. There are no preventative measures you can take against its failure. If your engine temperature rises into the red zone, or if the cooling fan won’t quit operating, have one of our expert technicians diagnose the problem and replace the cooling fan relay if required.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Cooling Fan Relay?

  • Engine temperature runs higher than normal or overheats
  • Air-conditioning does not function
  • Cooling fan continues to run indefinitely

How important is this service?

The electric cooling fan plays an important role to control engine temperature. In a situation where the cooling fan will not turn on, overheating and engine damage can occur. If the cooling fan runs continuously, the fan motor can burn out or electrical drain can deplete your battery. If the cooling fan relay is faulty, have it replaced as soon as possible to prevent additional, expensive repairs.

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Theodore

13 years of experience
726 reviews
Theodore
13 years of experience
I have had Theodore work on a couple of cars over the years. He is polite, professional, and does quality work. I recommend him to anyone I know that needs repair work.
2002 MITSUBISHI LANCER - COOLING FAN RELAY - RENTON, WASHINGTON

James

28 years of experience
336 reviews
James
28 years of experience
Very prompt and courteous. Will use James continuously. It's very convenient to use James because he comes to your house.
2006 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER - COOLING FAN RELAY REPLACEMENT - HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA

Michael

13 years of experience
312 reviews
Michael
13 years of experience
Words cannot express the gratitude I have towards Michael. He is extremely knowledgeable, honest, and hardworking. I highly recommend Michael as from now on I will only be booking him myself.
1999 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE - COOLING FAN RELAY - ATLANTA, GEORGIA

Jose

7 years of experience
262 reviews
Jose
7 years of experience
Excellent service and super fast! I'll be recommending this service and Jose specifically from now on. 100% satisfied.
2013 FORD FIESTA - COOLING FAN RELAY REPLACEMENT - TAMPA, FLORIDA

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