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Radiator fan does not go on some times.

The radiator fan didn't go on a few days ago. The temperature went up and I got the message to check the temperature. I puled off, let it cool down and drove home(just three blocks away).I've got a P0480 code. The next morning I was going to take the car to a shop. I drove the car about three miles and I noticed, that every thing worked just fine. I skipped the shop, and I drove to work. For the next four days every thing worked fine, but today it happened again. Any advice on where to look for a problem? It's 2004 LS V8.

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Probably a faulty relay or fan on it's way out. Check with key off, battery disconnected & see if it wobbles or is hard to turn at all. Should move freely. Relay should be labeled in power distribution box, or fuse/relay box under hood.

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