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Where is fusebox located on a 3.18ti compact an what fuse number is for the radiator fan.as fan not working an was overheating thermostat was stuck when I got it .flushed everything through with rad flush it worked for few months gone again I've replaced thermostat what else do I check

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i agree water pump , but thermostat can go bad very fast some times they will have a defect when u buy them for that you can do a simple test ,,,put the thermostat in boiling water if it expands that means its working

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Check some of the simple things like coolant level and leaks under the car or under the hood. Then have your car running and observe the front Electric fan by your radiator.

When the engine starts to get hot, this Electric fan should turn on. You may also be able to have the fan turn on when you set your A/C to work. Different makers prioritize different controls and some offer a 2 speed fan design to help when things are really hot.

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Once you have these diagrams you will know what size fuse the Electric fan uses and where it is in the Fusebox. You can take off the radiator Electric fan for testing or just jump some power to it to find out if it is bad.

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Most normal causes for overheating would be:
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  • too soft radiator hoses;
  • defective/leaky water pump (impeller);
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  • thermostat (mechanical);
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In some instances, the fan only works in conjunction with the A/C and/or heater and therefore would only work if either of those two are enabled.

Should your particular vehicle be using a radiator fan with clutch, that could also cause the fan blades not to spin even if the fan motor is turning.

Pls check the above mentioned components.

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