Question about Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Electric fan not kicking on - Cars & Trucks

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Cars & Trucks Master
  • 2,825 Answers

Could be any of these:
bad fan
blown fan fuse
bad temperature sensor
bad fan relay

or the wiring to the fan.

Posted on Apr 13, 2015

Testimonial: "thank you"

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

SS w/3.8l engine. What would cause the first electric fan not run but when temp rises the second fan will come on?


The coolant fan should kick on when temp reaches 192 degrees. Have you changed your thermostat? The 2nd fan is for the a/c. If car is running hot, it's probably thermostat or cooling fan

Apr 05, 2016 | 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

1 Answer

Ford crown vic overheating while idling, A/C off heater off


The electric fan should kick in before overheat. If it's not, then check:
electric fan
relay to switch electric fan on
temperature sender (and temperature sensor, they're different)

Mar 02, 2016 | 2006 Ford Crown Victoria

1 Answer

Older model Commodore. Why don't thermo fans kick in?


You're talking about the electric fan on the radiator?

An electric fan only kicks in when there is excess heat in the engine cooling system.

Other than that, there's an electronic switch/sensor on or near the fan. If that fails the fan can't kick in when the engine reaches a certain temperature

Jan 22, 2016 | Holden Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Thermostat control for electric fan


Unplug fan connector and use hot wire direct to fan and see if they kick on. On some you can unplug coolant temp sensor and fans will kick on.

Dec 11, 2013 | 1993 Ford Tempo

1 Answer

At an idle at a red light the electric fan is not kicking on . put new electric fan relay in , and still doing same thing fan not kicking on


check for a bad cts or a fuse for the fans in fuse box. also check operation of fan. at fan connector, run a wire from battery positive to positive on fan.if you need a ground. just run a wire from negative post to negative on fan. if they turn on you will know its not the fans. also make sure coolant is not low.

Jun 17, 2011 | 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

Ac only gets cool when car is moving


Walk around front and make sure the electric fan kicks on when you turn on the air conditioning.
If the electric fan is not kicking on, the most common failure point is the relay. I have never worked on a fan on an e46, but a quick scan of the forums indicates that on this car, there is no relay but there is some sort of control box attached to the fan that turns on the fan based on a signal from the DME.
The complete fan with control box is very expensive, but one fellow reported fixing his electric fan problem with a new fan motor that he got on eBay.

Jun 12, 2011 | 1999 BMW 323 Series

1 Answer

Cooling fan don't work even if the temperature raise, what should I check?


First if it is electric fan or Viscous Fan. If the electric, check if fuses are ok, connections fine, and if the motor works. If it is the Viscous Fan, there is not much you can do unless you want it to work permanently. Normally the fan will be moving slowly once the engine starts, than when the inner thermostat gets its temperature it kicks in a fan clutch and than the rotor starts spinning as fast as the engine, it is less effective than electric fans as it will only give you the rpm speed of the engine from 1000rpm to 5000rpm where the electric motors give up to 8000rpm.On the Viscous Fan check if it kicks in if not replace it or get someone who knows what he is doing to permanently lock it so it will turn even when engine is cold. Not recommended in normal climate.

Jun 02, 2010 | 1997 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

1 Answer

Wireing


Temp fan failure could be the thermo temperature sensor. I am not sure of the actual name of it but if you can direct wire your fan and it works, then the fan is good, the sensor is bad. I myself have rewired a switch to them so I can control when and how long the electric fan runs.

Apr 06, 2010 | 1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

3 Answers

Vehicle is overheating


electric fans or belt driven? if electric are they kicking on?

Feb 22, 2010 | 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2 Answers

Electrical fans wont kick on, car will run hot if they dont kick in..Tried changing fuses still wont come on..


The fans have a seperate temperature sensor either in the radiator or the block. Follow the fan wires to locate this sensor and unplug the sensor and with the key on touch the wires together. If the sending unit is bad the fans will come on. If the sending unit works the fan motor is bad.

Jan 19, 2010 | 1995 Chevrolet Impala

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

18 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cars & Trucks Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

74896 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22095 Answers

Randy Ohler

Level 3 Expert

14585 Answers

Are you a Car and Truck Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...