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Fan keeps blowing

Hello! This is the first time this has happened -- I turned my car off, and the fan kept going and going. It never shut down. I left, went up to work, came back, and it was still going. Typically, it will shut off. I got in the car, turned it off and on again and the fan kept going (like the car was still running). I then tried to turn the car on again and it did not come back on at all. However, the fan was no longer running.

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  • hopefuldee Sep 11, 2008

    Yes! This helps. I left the car alone and just went back outside and you know what? The car came back on! What do you think happened? Do you think I need to get it checked out? This has never happened before and I have had this car since 2004.

    Thank you so much for your help! You have no idea how much I appreciate it. :)


  • hopefuldee Sep 12, 2008

    I figured out something else -- I have a leak in the coolant system. I noticed that there was fluid leaking in my driveway for the last couple of day. I checked the coolant (sorry, I don't know the correct jargon -- lol) and it was very, very low...So perhaps this is why the fan kept running to try to cool the car down? So I added coolant again and now it is fine. But I probably need to check this out and get that leak fixed. Is this expensive?

  • hopefuldee Sep 12, 2008

    PyroPCMan -- you ROCK!! Thank you so much. I have no CLUE.....:)

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I'm working on 2002 x-type thermostat housing asm. theres no room to remove because electric fans are in way. This is a very difficult car to work on. any sugestions. I've already removed rock guard panel under radiator, moved battery back to get at upper hose spring clamp affair(I hate these) and spent 2 1/2 hours. Do you have to lift engine up to remove?

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There is a tempurature sensor that the fan gets a signal from so it knows when to turn the fan on or off. Sounds to me like this sensor went bad is sending false signals to the fan.

Hope this helps

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    Patrick McGee Sep 12, 2008

    You should at some point have the system checked out. Allthough the worst thing that can happen if you don't get it checked out is a dead battery as the fan can run all night thus killing your battery. Also you may overheat while driving if the fan does not engage as it should when the temp increases.

    That fan sensor may have also prevented you from starting the car, if the sensor thinks the engine is overheated it will run the fan and prevent the car from being started until it cools down.



    Hope this helps again.

  • Patrick McGee
    Patrick McGee Sep 12, 2008

    Depends on where the leak is coming from, possible causes are waterpump(can be expensive), or it could be leaking from your upper or lower radiator hoses or the radiator itself. Try to determine where the leak is coming from.

  • Patrick McGee
    Patrick McGee Sep 12, 2008

    If its a hose it's a cheap quick fix.



  • Patrick McGee
    Patrick McGee Sep 12, 2008

    No problem at all, please remeber to rate this solution.



    Thanks

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