Quantcast
Jump to content

Cobrastk

Cooling fan always on?

Recommended Posts

New to the Joyner. Picked up an 07 1100 Sand Viper. Loving it. I'm a little confused though. Seems the cooling fan is always on. I have heard that it has 2 speeds, 60% and 100%. Kind of annoying realistically. One, it's right behind my ear. Thinking about moving it but my performance mind tells me that it really should only come on when the motor arrives at or above set temperature. That's where it is determined that it's running it's best, at said temperature.

Is there a mod that can be done to solve this or is it just what it is. Looking at the wiring diagrams is a bit confusing. One showed me that the fan relay was powered by the fuel pump relay which obviously has to be on, meaning the fan is always on as well. Another shows differently but I'm not an electrical guru. I am very handy and know my way around motors, been doing MC mechanic and auto stuff practically my whole life but this one is a bit wierd.

Did find out that, lol, they were a bit upside down in their shift pattern in certain years. I know there's a fix, which I will do, but never before have I seen 1st gear left and back, except the three on the tree days.

Thanks in advance for your help folks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


agreed with always on,you could put in a manual over ride switch and turn on as you feel/monitor is needed (forget and ...) install a temp switch and have it turn on/off thru a new relay automatically...or once you are driving it hard,you will be so busy you will barely notice it is on...Hardy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You are correct about fuel pump relay feeds fan relay and always on in stock set up, you could break the wire to the fan relay and put a controller in line there, but it would have to be really really annoying for me to do that, and where are you going to pick up the temperature to turn on the fan?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


On mine, 07, the fan is right behind the seat. On 2010 it's down behind the motor where the tank used to be as they redesigned the tank to fit behind the seat. That's really quiet but IMO in too dirty a location. And the newer models they are back on top aft of the motor sort of angled with the spoiler/toolbox.

The temp sensor, right by the thermostat, has 3 wires. 2 are used to control the temperature gage. The other is used to turn on the Coolant Temperature Light when it's above 102 C.(215F). If the relay were inline with the light signal it should work shouldn't it? You already have a gage, having a gage and a light is a bit overkill but a good overkill. I was just thinking to use this to control the relay that's already there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wouldnt try to use the stock relay,or stock light sender...when the light comes on is kinda too late for fan..there are senders that sense off your rad,your coolant hose,or at cylinder head...or install a sender in a T at head or rad..I would use that to trigger new a relay not tied to factory fuse panel ...Hardy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Similar Topics

    • By mixfixdave
      I had been wanting to install power steering on my T4 for years so I went to the salvage yard last weekend and bought a complete column (minus airbag) out of a 2009 Nissan Versa for $125 with the ECU.
      It was a fairly simple install. The long shaft that fits to the Joyner steering rack actually fit perfectly into the Nissan column. Had to weld up a U joint on the Nissan column to make it a straight shaft and fab up one simple bracket. Connect power and ground plus a switched 12v and now I can steer with one hand!

       
    • By Dan B
      Tried to remove my skid plate to access the engine oil drain plug.  The plug isn't near an access hole but located between two holes.  Can't get a wrench in to remove the plug.  Short of drilling a new access hole (which I'm seriously considering), has any one been able to remove the skid plate?  Seems to be a nut on the other end of the screw and there's no way I can access that nut.  They must have bolted the skid plate on before putting the engine into the frame.  Thanks in advance.
    • By uawelder
      Hello all, new member here. I've been lurking on this forum getting info on which utv to buy. I have been looking at the joyner trooper, duruxx drx3, rebel west rx and the oreion reeper sport. Duruxx is out of business, what about Joyner. I see their website hasn't been updated for over a year, about the same with their FB page. When you call your transferred to another phone number (call forwarding) and dumped right to voice mail. To which no one has yet to return a call from.
      I see a new version listed for sale from various dealers, ok not dealers but retail establishments. This new or newer version has the radiator mounted up on the storage deck directly behind the seats and their is a snorkel now with a complete auto style air box and flat air filter to match. The front tire size is a 215-75r14. Can't see the rear tire size from pics but it appears to be shorter and wider. Can anyone confirm any of this for me please. 
    • By fettman1176
      Anyone know where i can get a kit? Need rings, inserts, main bearings, oil pump, gasket set


×
×
  • Create New...