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Radiator turning itself off and reset button won't work. Light stays on only if I hold the tiny reset button down manually. Managed to get radiator going again by toggling mode button - but what is going on?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It could be the program in the ECM where it may run for a few min before it's commanded by the ECM to shut down or the other thing is the radiator fan Relay may be bad and is sticking in the close loop position and needs to be replaced. A bad Relay may get stuck in the open loop and your not going to have an cool fan working, causing overheating in stop and go traffic. Good luck and hope this helps.
Posted on Jul 05, 2009
There is no reset button.When you fill it up it should just go out.What happens is the sensor is at the bottom of the fill bottle and all the dirt and junk is at the bottom.Sometimes the sensor is on the radiator.It is directly below filler neck of the radiator.Drain enough coolant to lower the level of the radiator and remove the metal retainer from the sensor.Remove the sensor and install a new one in.Refill the radiator.The light should be off.Make sure the vehicle is cooled down when working on the cooling system.
Posted on Nov 24, 2009
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I had the same issue. The spare tire also has a sensor, so make sure you check the tire pressure of that tire as well.
The reset button is below the traction in line with your right knee. I used my cellphone camera and and that is how i found it.
Posted on Feb 12, 2011
look in the filler bottle and their is a switch which has a float on the end ,its stuck thats all their is no fancy computer electrics on this vehicle
Posted on Mar 05, 2011
What dose the van do when you turn the key dose all the light come on on the dash? Just trying to pin point your problem
Posted on Jun 08, 2011
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Physically look in the radiator under the cap when cool, for coolant level, and check the valve in the cap for sticking. If air is present in the radiator it can't get out, and more coolant can't get in,(from the overflow). Either clean the cap or replace it and check that it is the CORRECT cap.
Radiator fins dirty, clean with a strong stream of water, not high pressure water.
Radiator clogged, try backflushing it, or replace.
Thermostat stuck open or shut, replace it.
Water pump worn out, can no longer move enough coolant, replace it.
Fan shroud broken or missing....
Electric Fan(s) not working, Check the fan, relay, fuse and engine temperature sensor's.
Belt driven fan, belt slipping, fan clutch is bad, fan blades have flattened out.
Air dam under front bumper is gone, loose, or broken. It actually has a purpose other than scraping on the driveway or curbs. It forces air up into and thru the condenser and radiator. If it's loose, airflow can actually push it out of place making it useless or blocking the airflow. Along with that, there may also be a plastic piece attached to the bottom of, and wraps up behind the bumper. If it's loose, airflow can actually push it out of place blocking the airflow. Simply reattach it with 4 or 5 screws.
Also, if the vehicle has A/C and electric fans, one fan is dedicated to the A/C and should come on almost the instant the A/C is turned on. The engine fan will run even with the key off, that is normal. The system is trying to cool itself. Hope this helps.
You can simply replace or unplug the sensor. Unplugging it should turn off the warning light and won
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Hello and welcome to FixYa!
If the battery light is on, I strongly suggest that you have
the battery charged. It can be an indication of a weak battery or a faulty
alternator. If the battery light still on after charging then the problem will
surely be on the alternator itself. If that's the case the alternator should be
replaced to resolve the problem.
If the battery won't hold charge even on a new alternator
then the problem will be on the battery itself. It surely is in the end of it's
service life and replacement will be necessary.
You may try to reset it to by removing the positive battery
connector, letting it sit for at least 5mins. then reconnect it again. This
will reset the system and can get the battery light off.
Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa! Have a good one!
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