Question about 2002 Pontiac Sunfire
After shutting my 2002 pontiac sunfire off, it sounds like it is still running. I imagine this is the fan. How do I know, and more importantly what is the cause and what do I do? The fan has been running for 20+ mins.
You may need to replace your thermostat. This is normal for the fan to run after you turn your car off but if you say its running for 20 minutes or longer, it may mean your thermostat is stuck and causing the fan to run longer to cool off the radiator. Its a good thing for the fan to run. Heat is your enemy. I rather the fan run than no fan at all, if your car overheats, you could blow a gasket or warp your valves and its really pricey if that happens
Posted on Dec 06, 2008
I have a 2002 Pontiac Sunfire and when ever the thermostat gets above 195 or when the arrow is pointing towards the middle, when I shut off my car the fan kicks in to cool the car off so that it doesnt over heat. It's a good thing that our cars do that so that it wont over heat. Would you rather for your car to overheat and stall or over heat and then cool it's self off? I'll take door #2 palady1120 lol!!! I found this out when I was waiting to get into a club and the bouncer made an annoucement, "Somebodies car is running in the parking lol"!!! Don't worry, up to date Caddillacs do it tooo.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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