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Engine fan not switching off

The coolant system was checked by a Merc dealer, yet the day after the Engine fan did not switch off again, we now have taken the fuse out until I can find a solution for this, I have spend a lot of money already, I feel ripper off

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In some vehicles, engine fan operation is thermostatically controlled and the fan starts and stops independently

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2000 cadillac deville is overheating, replaced thermostat: water pump radiator had head gaskets fixed it's saying check coolant level and it spews coolant from the overflow tank cap when hot thoughts?

Two cooling fans controlled by three relay's . If only one fan is working ,that could be a problem .
Coolant Level Sensor Description
The coolant level sensor monitors the coolant level in the cooling system and indicates if the coolant is low. This sensor is located at the base of the radiator surge tank and is not serviceable.
The IPC receives a discrete input from the engine coolant level switch. The engine coolant level switch is normally closed. When the engine coolant is low, the engine coolant level switch opens. When the IPC receives an open signal from the engine coolant level switch, the IPC displays the message on the DIC.

Relay Driven Dual Cooling Fan Diagnostics There are using a pontiac , by your cadillac is the same .

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Trying to install a coolant fan switch.

It is almost always mounted in the radiator or next to the thermostat housing,do not mistake Cooling Fan Switch Operation:
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the coolant temp sensor for the fan switch.

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Heat gauge moves up and down, the fan fan does not come on.VW POLO 2004 1.4i

sounds like a bad connection somewhere check your ground from the engine and body, to the battery. check all connections to all sensors in the rad and the coolant bungs, get them squared away best as possible.

if that's not the remedy check coolant level if the fan switch is not submersed in coolant it will not turn on the fan. and the same goes with the temp sensor the level may be right at the sensor but below the fan switch. If the coolant is low top it up. check it again in a couple days.

if the coolant in low again check for white smoke out the tail pipe. depending on your technical skills you may at this point want to bring it to a garage for leak down test and compression test. Good luck!

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Did you replace the fan? How about the fan switch?

Here is some stuff to read about this system....please let me know what's up!

This switch is the primary controller of the operation of the radiator fan(s) used for cooling. When the coolant in the system reaches a pre-determined temperature, the fan switch closes and completes a circuit. The fans will be brought on. Generally, the switch communicates with the fan relay, although the later PGM-FI cars send the signal through one of the many solid-state controllers first. Do not assume that the switch is the only component in the radiator fan circuit which controls its operation. There are many other components whose failure may prevent the radiator fan from operating. If the fans are not working when the engine is very warm, check the fuses first.
On all vehicles except 1990-95 Accords and 1992-95 Preludes, the fan switch is located in the bottom of the radiator. On 1990-95 Accords (except V-6) and 1992-95 Preludes, the switch is located in the housing at the rear end of the coolant connecting pipe. This is the pipe running along the outside of the engine, just above the oil filter. The switch the only electrical component in the housing. On the Accord V-6, it threaded into the side of the coolant crossover pipe (not next to the bleed bolt) on the transaxle side of the engine.

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I have not seen the coolant fan operate lately although we are mainly highway driving which i understand it shuts off. fuses ok , ac also stopped working. how do i test the fan or relay and could this also...

Coolant fans are turned on by a heat sensitive switch, your engine temperature may not be getting hot enough for it to come on.
One way to test it is let the vehicle idle and keep an eye on the temperature gauge, do not let it get into the red!!
The fan should start around half way or there about, if it does not start and you are nearing the red mark, shut the engine down and let it cool off.
There is only a few simple parts to check...
(1) Check the fan is free moving and has not locked up, you can also test the fan by unplugging it and hooking 12volts to it.
(2) Check the fan relay, see if there is another in the fuse box you can temporary swap with, it should be of the same type, if unsure do not try this.
(3) The sensor switch may be bad, if your engine temperature is up high enough, this switch should close.
You may even need to take it to a dealer and have them do a quick look at it, with a lot of highway use the fan will seldom come on, only when you sit in traffic will it operate or on a hot day.

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check the plastic connectors in the cooling system.vw is notorious for the plastic stuff cracking causing a slow leak

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P3108 is generally loosing communication with the A/C system control module. This can usually be solved by checking the wires and or the converter inverter assembly.

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