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My radiator fan does not rotate immediately on starting the car but runs after a few seconds. Is it the way it should function. When I switch on the AC it the radiator fan starts functioning

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I think you are just fine. That radiator fan has a sensor, and when it senses a certain coolant temperature, it kicks on. Do yourself a favor, have your antifreeze tested for proper protection, just to be safe.

Posted on Jan 10, 2013

  • dorai Jan 12, 2013

    Thank you rc for your clarification. Otherwise my ignorance on the functioning of electrical radiator fan would have been exploited by some unscrupulos automobile service centres.

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SOURCE: 2001 buick park ave ultra drive selector lights

First I suggest check fuses, this is located underhood and passenger compartment; using the 2001 Buick Owners Manual for additional details (page 330 and next).

Initially, sound like a problem with your Shift Lock Control Switch (click image for zoom)...

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Fig. Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Switch (1) Steering Column Mounted

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Fig. Showing Shift lock control switch (3); with floor shifter on Regal model. (1); Performance shift switch (2); transmission control position indicator bulb


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SOURCE: 1995 Buick-fans run eng-won't start, fans quit running-eng starts

poss you have a harness that rubb through under hood causing a short also ck all your ground wires

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SOURCE: 1997 3800 v6 olds cooling

check to see if system has a temputer switch (diff. than sensor just controls fan) and check for fan relay

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