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Old 08-08-2018, 04:26 PM
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Default 2000 Dodge Dakota - Rad Fan Relay Issue

My 2000 Dodge Dakota has a continued issue with melting Relay #2 (Rad Fan Relay). The Relay will burn out on hot days when the A/C is running. As soon as the relay burns out the car shuts down and will not start. The term "No Buss" appears on the the odometer. I then have to replace the relayed and the PCM to start the truck normally.

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Old 08-08-2018, 04:49 PM
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You have to replace the PCM to get the truck to start again?????

The relay is having more of a draw than it is rated for pulled thru it. So, there is either a short in the wire between the relay, and the fan, or, the fan motor is going south.
 
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I have not yet replaced the PCM yet, this just happened over the weekend. Once the Relay burns out the electric radiator fan run constantly until turn the car off.
 

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Need to see what kind of load the fan is putting on the relay.
 
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What is most efficient way to test the load on a relay?

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Put a meter than can deal with a 30 amp or better draw inline in the circuit.... Your typical volt meter won't handle that kind of load though..... Maybe you can rent something from the parts store?
 
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Last night I replayed the relay however the odometer reads "No Buss" and the truck will not start. Is it possible to test the Fans Load without staring the truck?
 
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Shouldn't that circuit have a fuse and shouldn't the fuse blow before the relay melts? If I'm right, check the fuse to see if the incorrect fuse (high amp) is installed.

That said, I agree that it might be the fan motor going bad and drawing too many amps.
 
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How can I test the Fan AMPS without starting the truck. The odometer is still stuck in "No Buss" mode.
 
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Need to find out why you are getting the no bus error. Generally, that's a failed sensor on the 5 volt side of things. (tps, O2, coolant temp, etc.)
 
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