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Radiator Fans I just replaced a radiator and Condensor for my Automatic 1998 Protege w/ A/C. My elderly father hit the car in front of him. This caused the Condensor to be pushed up against the radiator. The Condensor took most of the hit and I got a great deal on the radiator which I put a 50/50 mix of antifreeze into. When the vehicle reached the temp. needed to open the thermostat one of the two fans went on and stayed on. I bypassed the running fan to the not running fan w/ wire and now their both running. Why are the two fans staying on until I turn the ignition off? Won't the fans frye up and drain the battery? There is No freon in the condensor at this time. Both fan relays are OK. Please Help

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You may have air trapped in the cooling system, this causes a hot spot and the fans run, This is a common issue on most front wheel cars, jack the front of the car up as high as you can, fill the coolant reservoir full, run the engine until hot,( don't overheat it) then shut down, let the engine cool, this should self bleed the air, refill the coolant bottle and retest for your problem, restore the wiring, the not running fan is for AC. Spray cold water from a hose on the radiator his will help get the air out after the shut down.

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