Tip & How-To about 2002 Chevrolet Malibu
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My 2002 Malibu, 3.1L V6 has been running hot in the afternoon summers here in AZ. Once it got close to the red line which really was unnerving. Immediately I turned the heater on (to use its radiator) to help cool the engine. Lately it has been running about about 3/4 of the Temp Gauge - over 220. YIKES!!! So, I did this.....
Open the FUSE / RELAY COVER SCREW (located in the black box next to the brake reservoir. NOTE - BRING A MAGNIFYING GLASS TO USE - THE PRINT ON THE BACK OF THE FUSE/RELAY COVER IS EVERY HARD TO READ)
**** Check FUSE 55 - COOL FAN #2 - GRND 30 A
**** CHECK FUSE 52 - COOL FAN #2 - 15 A
**** CHECK FUSE 8 - COOL FAN #1 - 30 A
ALSO go ahead swap four relays - Make sure there is no corrosion (Mine DID have a little) and Clean it up good.
SWAP (SWITCH ONE FOR ANOTHER) THE TWO 7234 - RELAYS -- #15 - COOLFAN MODE & #13
ALSO SWAP THE SWAP (SWITCH) the 7236 RELAYS.
In my case it was the Fuse 52 - Cool Fan #2 - WHAT A RELIEF!!!
BEST WISHES TO YOU ALL !!!!
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