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Cooling fan does not come on

The cooling fan will not come on unless the a/c is turned on

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  • plsnelson43 Apr 23, 2009

    no the car gets hot and the fan will not turn on it go's past 1/2 way on the gage the only way the fan will run is a/c on

  • scovens May 16, 2009

    I have the exact same problem. The mechanic replaced the fans switch (didn't fix), replaced the thermostat (didn't fix), replaced the fuse and relay (didn't fix).



    Please let me know if you find a reslove...scovens3@gmail.com

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I have a 1996 SL1. The cooling fan automatically turns on when you turn the A/C on. If the A/C is off the cooling fan will only come on when your temperature gauge reaches almost 3/4. I've had my car for 13 years and this has always been the case.

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Maybe it doesnt get hot enough for it to turn on till the a/c is on because the a/c belt creates more heat

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

  • captain503 Apr 23, 2009

    Then you probably have a bad relay or disconnected wire....you can try taking a wire and connect it to the fan wire and connect it to a power wire under the hood 

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