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Resurrecting an old 87 Aspy, got the new thermostat but notice that it ismanufactured with a small hole on the rim. Is the thermostat supposed to fit in any particular way re: the hole?

Also discovered that the fan isn't working - any ideas for finding that? Or do I just google it?


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Resurrecting an old 87 Aspy, got the new thermostat but notice that it ismanufactured with a small hole on the rim. Is the thermostat supposed to fit in any particular way re: the hole?

Also discovered that the fan isn't working - any ideas for finding that? Or do I just google it?


Big thanks!
The little hole is to let the system bleed as you fill the coolant and it does not matter where it is. Just install the t-stat properly otherwise.

The fan switch is on the goose neck. Be sure the wires are good and it has a good connection. It should have power to it all the time (with the key), if not that is your problem. If all the wires are fine the switch itself can be bad. Its easy to change while your in there.

Do a search on this site as there are cheap replacement switches vs. 100+ bucks from Honda.


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Thanks Bill,Ran 12v directly to the fan, bypass the switch, and got no response...$30 on eBay.u agree that it sure seems like a bad fan?
 

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If you hooked the fan directly to a battery (+&-) and it did not work, then yes, its bad.

If you ran just a hot to the fan with it installed and did not hook a ground, then it will not work, and might still be good.


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Directly from a 12v battery. Ground to the frame and + to the pin (each pin separately) just to make sure.
 

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Roger that. Bill, should the thermostat be kinda tight to seat ? Doesn't just lay in there...
Need more detail.

Is it a factory Honda purchased at a dealer? If not it could be wrong.
Does it fit just not stay in place? It should, but if not a little RTV helps.
Are you asking if it needs to seal around the parimiter? (not the holder) It does not need to.


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Sorry, bought the thermostat new from a dealer. To get it to 'fit' and sett flush to the housing, I'm gonna have to tap on it or something. Don't recognize 'RTV'... What's that? Sure appreciate your help...
 

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If you ground the wire going to the fan thermostatic switch with the key turned on then the fan should run. If not then you have a bad fan or a wiring trouble to the fan.
 

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Sorry, bought the thermostat new from a dealer. To get it to 'fit' and sett flush to the housing, I'm gonna have to tap on it or something. Don't recognize 'RTV'... What's that? Sure appreciate your help...
As long as the housing is good and clean, a snugg fit is fine, as long as you don't distort it.

Room Tempature Vulcanizing sealant.



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