After I bought this car it was fine until i had to slam on my brakes and since then it over heats almost immediately. Ive looked for a hole but I can find one. I know its not getting any coolant from the resovior to radiatior also the fans arent kicking on anymore. Does anyone know which fuse goes to the fans system? Any other suggestions for an unfamiliar user. Thanks
Your fans fuse should be in the main fuse block under the dash on the drivers side. It sounds like the water pump fan may have come loose or the thermostat may be sticking a bit. Or you may have a wire off that goes to the cooling fans. It could be your temperature sensor too but you can check this out by grounding the wire that goes to it and watching your temperature guage to see if it goes up when you ground the wire.
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Check oil level, but might be idle motor going bad. The idle motor kicks down the idle as needed as the rpm dictates. If sudden reduction in rpm occurs the idle motor normally keeps up and motor continues running at reduced idle. Unless its going out on you, then you may experience stalling when speed is suddenly reduced such as hard braking.
You have a brake fluid pump on board that over rides high pressure to keep the wheels from locking up by openning a bypass valve. If you can lock up the wheels by hitting the brakes hard the valve is stuck :( very costly. If they dont lock its electrical if they do you just wont have ABS. This is something that was passed on to me so i drove without ABS car stopped fine.
No not at all. ABS issues will not leave you on the side of the road stranded, will not cause your engine any problems. When the ABS light comes on, it basically deactivates your anti lock brake system, giving you the same brakes we had back in the day before technology came into cars. You will not notice a loss in stopping power and your brakes will not be affected. Before the light, if you were to slam on your breaks, your tires would lock up for a split second then release, then lock, then release, keeping you from going into an uncontrollable slide. Now if you slam on the brakes, they will lock up and stay locked up until you ease your foot off the brake pedal....don't slam on the brakes. :-) Not saying you shouldn't get it fixed because it is a good safety feature to have for those who do panic and stand on the brakes. But you don't have to make it a top priority fix if budget doesn't allow for it.
I assume you mean the one on the dash. This is an indicator that there is a problem in your braking system. Make sure it's not low on Brake fluid and have the brake system checked or check it yourself. If your going to check it yourself I recommend the Haynes repair manual on your vehicle as a reference.