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It is on the same side of the cylinder head as the thermostat housing

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The location of a 2002 chevy cavalier cooling fan sensor


The cooling fan is controlled by the PCM - powertrain control module through a relay ! There is no cooling fan sensor , there is a coolant temperature sensor ! This coolant temperature sensor is an input to the engine computer , if there were a problem wit the sensor the check engine light would be on .
Cooling Fan Control
The engine cooling fan system consists of one cooling fan and one relay. The relay is powered by the battery positive voltage circuit and controlled by a switched ground from the powertrain control module (PCM).
During operation, the PCM supplies the ground path for the cooling fan relay through the cooling fan relay control circuit. This energizes the cooling fan relay coil, closes the relay contacts, and supplies battery positive voltage from the cooling fan fuse through the cooling fan motor supply voltage circuit to the cooling fan. The cooling fan motor is grounded through its own ground circuit.
The PCM commands the fan on under the following conditions:
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Engine coolant temperature exceeds approximately 106?°C (223?°F).


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A/C refrigerant pressure exceeds 1310 kPa (190 psi).


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A/C is requested and vehicle speed is below 100 km/h (62 mph) with A/C pressure above 1413 kPa (205 psi).


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Vehicle speed is less than 8 km/h (5 mph) for more than 750 seconds. The fan will turn off when vehicle speed is greater than 8 km/h (5 mph) for more than 20 seconds.

Jun 12, 2015 | 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier

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Engine cooling fan only works when ac or defrost is on


if engine at long stand still,the engine temperature will rise about 190 degrees the cooling fan suppose to automaticaly turn on when coolant temperature sensor get hot it cause its resistance decrease causing pcm to send power to coolant fan relays and cooling fans, when you turn on AC the cooling fans suppose to turn on to cool down AC CONDENSOR, IF NOT AC WONT WORK COOLING FAN COOLS DOWN REFRIGERANT SO IT CAN RECYCLE THROUGH THE SYSTEM AGAIN.your cooling is suppose to turn on when engine at a sit still if vechicle not moving as coolant temperature rises at a set point the cooling fans will turn on cool down engine.cooling fans dont turn on when you first cold stsrt vechicle unless you have AC SWITCH ON.if cooling fans dont turn on when vechicle at a long stand still or moving along slow traffic.if coolant temperature sensor been replaced and fuses and relays okay have dealership check see if pcm driver circuit working faulty pcm will cause cooling fans not to turn on.

Sep 27, 2012 | 1996 Buick Century

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Radiator fan switch or coolant temp sensor however it is called is not activating the radiator fan when temperature is high. . .iS THERE a way to by pass this switch or sensor so it can activate the...


CHECK COOLING FAN FUSE AND RELAY.IF ALL IS GOOD.HOT WIRE COOLING FAN TO MAKE SURE COOLING FAN MOTOR IS WORKING. IF COOLING FAN RUNS WHEN YOU HOT WIRE FAN MOTOR.CODE SCAN FOR ECM FAULT CODES.REPLACE THE ENGINE COOLANT TEMPERATURE SENSOR NO NEED TO BYPASS THE SENSOR.

Aug 22, 2011 | 2004 Suzuki Aerio

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Engine cooling fans don't come on


COOLING FANS DONT TURN COULD BE FAULTY FAN RELAY.FAULTY PCM AND FAULTY COOLANT TEMPERATURE SENSOR.CODE SCAN FOR FAULTY PCM CODE AND A FAULTY COOLANT TEMPERATURE SENSOR.SEE IF ENGINE COOLANT TEMPERATURE SENSOR IS GIVING CORRECT COOLANT TEMPERATURE USING A CODE SCANNER.IF ENGINE IS 190 DEGREES AND THE ENGINE COOLANT TEMPERATURE SENSOR READING 100 TO 80 DEGREES COOLANT SENSOR IS BAD.HOT WIRE COOLING FAN TO SEE IF FAN MOTOR WORKS.BECAUSE COOLING FAN MOTOR COULD HAVE OPEN CIRCUIT CAUSING ELECTRIC MOTOR NOT TO TURN ON.

May 13, 2011 | 2003 Dodge Stratus

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How do i check the cooling fan my car is over heating


HOT WIRE COOLING FAN USING JUMPER WIRES TO BATTERY.IF FAN DONT RUN WHEN HOT WIRED FAN MOTOR BAD NEED REPLACING. IF FAN RUN WHEN HOT WIRED. CHECK COOLING FAN FUSE AND RELAY.IF ALL IS GOOD.YOUR ENGINE COOLANT TEMPERATURE SENSOR NOT WORKING.IT CONTROL COOLING FAN AT SET TEMPERATURE IF SENSOR OPEN OR FAULTY THE COOLING FAN WONT TURN ON.CHECK COOLING FAN WIRES FOR DAMAGE.IF ALL STILL CHECK OUT GOOD HAVE VECHICLE SCANNED FOR PCM FAULT.IF IT FAILS NO COOLING FAN WONT TURN ON.

Dec 13, 2010 | Hyundai Elantra Cars & Trucks

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How to change the radiator fan?


Electric Engine Fan - Fan Switch

Removal & Installation
2.7L Engine
  1. Disconnect negative battery cable.
  2. Partially drain cooling system.
  3. Disconnect the electrical connector .
  4. Remove engine coolant sensor from coolant outlet tube .
To install:
  1. Apply thread sealant to sensor threads.
  2. Install engine coolant temperature sensor into coolant outlet tube.
  3. Tighten sensor to 20 ft. lbs.(28 Nm) torque.
  4. Connect electrical connector to engine coolant temperature sensor .

3.2L And 3.5L Engines
  1. Disconnect negative battery cable.
  2. Partially drain cooling system.
  3. With the engine cold, disconnect coolant sensor electrical connector.
  4. Remove sensor.
To install:
  1. Install engine coolant temperature sensor.
  2. Tighten sensor to 20 ft. lbs.(28 Nm) torque.
  3. Attach electrical connector to sensor.
  4. Connect negative battery cable.
Removal & Installation
  1. Disconnect negative battery cable.
  2. Partially drain cooling system.
  3. Remove upper radiator hose.
  4. Disconnect cooling fan electrical connector.
  5. Remove cooling fan mounting bolts.
  6. Remove radiator cooling fan assembly from vehicle.

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    Fig. Removal and installation of the radiator fan-2.7L Engine shown
To install:
  1. Position radiator cooling fan assembly in vehicle.
  2. Install cooling fan mounting bolts. Tighten to 50 inch lbs. (6 Nm)
  3. Connect cooling fan electrical connector.
  4. Install upper radiator hose .
  5. Fill cooling system.
  6. Operate engine until it reaches normal operating temperature.
  7. Check cooling system and automatic transmission for correct fluid levels.

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Jul 13, 2010 | 2001 Dodge Intrepid

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Where is the cooling fan speed sensor on my 2002 trailblazer?


Hi.
The cooling fan speed sensor is built in inside the fan clutch.
If you have a code p1481 or similar , pointing at the cooling fan speed sensor, often you have to fix or replace the wiring , rather that the sensor.
Check that wiring has continuity, the wire to sensor must have +5V. Here an interesting website on trailblazer fan system.
Regards.

Oct 03, 2009 | Chevrolet TrailBlazer Cars & Trucks

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Van chevrolet venture 2000


Fifteen minutes! you have bigger problems than only the fans the fans are controlled by a thermo switch that is heated by the coolant, If you have no coolant the sensor cannot activate But fifteen minutes seems like you may have a headgasket problem and steam cannot heat the coolant sensor.OperationNotesThe electric cooling fan operates when the engine cooling temperature exceeds a certain value. The cooling fan on this engine is controlled by the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) . The PCM turns the cooling fan ON by grounding the coil of the cooling fan relays when certain conditions are met. When the A/C is requested, the cooling fan will also be turned ON.

Power for the cooling fan motors are supplied through Maxifuses(R). The cooling fan relays are energized when current flows from the fuses in the Underhood Accessory Wiring Junction Block, and through the relay coils to ground through the PCM. The Coolant Fan 1 Relay Control Circuit is grounded for low speed fans operation. During low speed fans operation, both fans run at a slow speed. The Coolant Fan 1 Relay Control Circuit is grounded for high speed operation. During high speed fans operation, both fans run at high speed.

IMPORTANT: When certain Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) are present, the PCM may command the cooling fans to run all the time. Perform the A Powertrain On Board Diagnostic (OBD) System Check prior to diagnosing the engine cooling fans.

For more information regarding the Charging System, refer to Charging System Description , and Charging System Circuit Description in Starting and Charging.

If a problem that involves the low speed cooling fan relay control circuit exists, DTC P0480 Cooling Fan Relay 1 Control Circuit should set. If the problem affects the high speed cooling fan relay control circuit, DTC P0481 Cooling Fan Relay 2 Control Circuit should set. A problem with the ECT sensor should set DTC P0117 Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) Sensor Circuit Low Voltage, DTC P0118 Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) Sensor Circuit High Voltage, DTC P1114 Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) Sensor Circuit Intermittent Low Voltage, DTC P1115 Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) Sensor Circuit Intermittent High Voltage. Any of these DTCs will affect cooling fan operation and should be diagnosed before using the Electric Cooling Fan Diagnosis.

For more information regarding the Cooling System refer to Engine Cooling Fan Description - Electric, and Cooling System Description in Cooling System.


Here is the electrical schematic and how it all is suppose to work,
If you need any further help please contact me Thank you,Randy If you find this information helpful please give me a good rating

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Aug 16, 2008 | 2000 Chevrolet Venture

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