2001 Dodge Caravan - How to Replace Radiator Fan Motor Relay

If your radiator cooling fans stop working in your 2001 Dodge Caravan, there is a possibility that your cooling fan motor relay may have died. Fortunately, this is an easy repair.

Here is a quick video showing how to replace the radiator cooling fan motor relay on a 2001 Dodge Caravan Sport 3.3L.

Parts and tools:

  • Cooling Fan Motor Relay - (Amazon had this about $11 less than I could find it locally anywhere)
  • 8mm wrench or socket
  • 10mm wrench or socket
  • Large flat blade screwdriver
  • 1/4" x 1" stainless steel hex head screw (or metric equivalent) to replace the rivet fastener
  • 7/32 cobalt drill bit to drill through steel of appropriate size for your stainless steel screw
  • Drill
  • Phillips head screw driver
  • Small slotted screwdriver to free the retention clip on the relay electrical connector
  • Drill bit large enough to drill out the rivet in your existing relay 
  • Ratchet to drive in your new stainless steel screw (as an alternative, get yourself one of these adapters for your drill to make driving your new screw in MUCH faster)
  • Long ratchet extension to reach down from the top of the radiator
  • Socket to fit the head on your stainless steel screw