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TOO HOT IN PHOENIX FOR A SATURN

I just bought a 95 Saturn and notice that if I sit idle in traffice, the thing gets hot...I mean into the red...!! If Im moving, it goes back down..this would be fine and dandy if I didnt live in a rush-hour ridden desert metropolis(Phoenix)..

Ive read many articles..flush system, thermostat, fan sensor, engine bad...etc...Ive yet to find a resolution...

We changed the therm(cheap place to start)replaced the fluids, still doing the same thing....the oil is fine, no water in it and the coolant was the correct color. My deduction is, its a fan issue-hence its fine when air is hitting it and heating up when its not.

Now, Ive read this make and model has cooling issues, fan not kicking in until its in the red....etc.....my question is, has anyone found a resolution????

Please direct me..

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  • cjknows Jul 12, 2009

    I forgot to mention, that the AC on this vehicle is no longer working...yes...I live in Phoenix and purchased a car that has no AC...long story..Anyway, could these two things be connected somehow? Ive had this problem on my Jeep but new therm solved it, not so easy this time. Where would I start next?

  • cjknows Jul 14, 2009

    Okay....the radiator was replaced not too long ago...

    The fan does not turn on and when the AC(which does not work btw, meaning it doesnt blow cold air)but when the ac is turned on and its blowing out the vents, the fan by the radiator still doesnt turn on.

    I took it to a shop today and had a diagnostic test run it....they say the fan motor is bad and it needs a new pcm...Im searching around online and have read a few places that the PCM rarely, if ever goes bad.

    Could it be the PCM or is there something else I should check first?

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PROBABLY HAVE A SPEED NOT WORKING ON FAN,ONCE IT GOES TO 230 PROBABLY GOES TO MAX SPEED. USUALLY IF ONE FAN IS ON CAR IT IS A VARIABLE SPEED. THE FAN WILL ALWAYS TURN ON IMMEDIATELY AND WONT TURN OFFWITH A/C ON SO SEE IF THAT WORKS. ALSO RADIATORS JUST DONT LAST IN PHOENIX. MAY HAVE A RAD THAT ISNT COOLING LIKEIT SHOULD. MAKE SURE FAN SHROUD NOT DAMAGED EITHER AND COOLANT IS 50/50

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You can buy an aftermarket fan kit that will fix that problem. Factory fan is garbage.

Get an aftermarket fan kit and you should be good to go!

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