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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 12th, 13, 05:37 AM Thread Starter
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1982 cutlass

Hey Guys just havin a bit of trouble here , I have a 82 cutlass with a abc 350 in it , Now i just put in the ford taurus elec fan. I have the stock alt in the car with just lights, windows and a street fire dizzy running off it, with out the fan i am getting 14 volts with the fan i am getting 12 . Everyone I talk to says the alt can handle it , I have a 80 amp relay wired in and I got the basic wiring diagram from the site so I no its all wired up correctly , any suggestions would be great the attached picture is how mine is wired
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 12th, 13, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 12th, 13, 10:24 PM
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The wiring is fine
But you didnt state whether this is a single or dual speed Taurus unit AND is it a new one, or a used fan unit on it's last leg ...
A good fan system will draw @60+ amps 'inrush' and then settle at @35~40 amps run in low and @20 more for the high speed if a dual speed unit.
Old units can be real amp-hogs
Try checking the fan motor temp while running - if it's getting way hot to the touch there's a good chance it's bad and the source of your issue.

It never hurts to switch to a 100~120 amp unit if adding an electric fan to be sure your system can provide enough power

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A troubleshooting tool for current is a Harbor Freight Ammeter, $9.
With fans on, engine running, alt case should be hot to the touch.
Again temp gun, HF, $30.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 13th, 13, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 1982 cutlass

hey sorry yea its a duel speed fan and I just have it on the high speed , the fan didnt seem to get overly hot
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