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If the temp switch is bad can it make fan not come on

I replaced thermostat filled cooling system thermo is 190 temp but fan wont come on till 225 causeing vech to boil over

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Yes, those two parts are different, and "not-related". You have one or two "switches" screwed in to the engine block to turn on your electric fans when the engine is hot., and sometimes some relays also in the wiring.

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

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SOURCE: cooling fan switch/or sensor

The Coolant temp Sensor is located right under the top radiator hose (on the engine side), with a little black connector!, You might have to remove th etop hose to get to it with a deep socket and extension!.
Also Dont Forget to blled the coolant system by the bleeder valve uptop right near/above the coolant sensor!.(10MM Mini socket w/ extension IIRC!)

Posted on Sep 28, 2009

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SOURCE: i have a 2001 pt

Have you checked the temperature sensor .is the vehicle overheating?

Posted on Aug 24, 2011

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