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1989 camaro cooling fan failure, how do i fix it

Cooling fan failure,1989 camaro, how do i fix it, the engine overheats unless i turn on the ac then the fan cools it a little.

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When was the last time the thermostat was changed , the fans are only supposed to come on before the temp gets to high if the fans come on when you turn the air conditioner on then it is not the fan.

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Overheats unless ac is running


The thermostat may be stuck. If it dosent open then the engine will overheat. If you turn the ac on then the air rushing around the engine will help cool it down. Replace the thermostat and it should fix it

Dec 30, 2012 | 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix

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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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Overheating problem, what is the most probable cause?


You need to stop using it immediately before you
cause some damage or more than you may already have
That is just common sense. It should not overheat or
be any different than it was in the past without problem

The car has to be checked over/diagnosed,tested,etc for
various issues to resolve

Borrow or Rent a car until resolved

No way to guess at the problem

You should have some type of codes avail even
if the check light isn't on,you need professional help
to get a start on resolving

The timing belt maybe worn & jumped or the head gasket
bad.

Over heating isn't usually a cheap repair unless the thermostat
sticks partially closed

The RPM moves around the car is 11 years old,so it may just
need a though going over

Timing Belt,O2 Sensors,Exhaust Converter,Spark Plugs
and such

If you depend on a repair shop to do things & don't
have the knowledge to request work done throughout
the year,then you run into a lack of proactive preventative
maintenance situation. Most things are simple looking
back, once resolved

Sep 06, 2012 | 2002 Chevrolet Prizm

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Engine Cooling problem 2000 Jeep Cherokee 4 cyl


Although the 4 cylinder is too underpowered to have air conditioning in my opinion, it still shouldn't overheat within 10 minutes unless something is wrong. If your Jeep doesn' not overheat when you are driving WITHOUT AC on then your compressor might have a problem and causing the engine to work too hard to turn it.

But if it overheats without the AC on, then the first thing you need to do is check the cooling fan and see if it operates! There has been a lot of problems with the cooling fan relay on this model. If that isn't it, then move to changing the thermostat and checking the water pump.

Jul 03, 2011 | 2000 Jeep Cherokee

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The fan doesnt work but if i turn on the ac the fan starts working i want to know what the problem could be if some body could help me please. Thanks


The fan is used by both the engine cooling and the A/C systems. Evidently, your cooling system is not turning it on. Is the car overheating at idle? When I review the wiring diagrams for 89 Camaros, they indicate the fan is controlled by the engine control module using inputs from both the temperature sensor and the A/C settings. This leaves me puzzled. Do you have a temperature gage or light? If gage, how hot does it get? If light, does it come on?

Sep 11, 2010 | 1989 Chevrolet Camaro

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My cooling fans do not come on unless the AC is on, and they don't run very fast


the fan speed is variable to save fuel, the fans don't run unless the engine gets really hot, about 230 F, that is well past the middle of the gauge if u havce one, so the fact they run with the AC on means the system is almost certainly functional as long as u are not showing an engine overheat, are U?

Jun 05, 2010 | 1997 Oldsmobile Aurora

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Where is the location of the coolant fan switch temperature sensor?


V6 2.8L top right rear of engine. Fan also turns on through A/C pressure switch and coolant temperature sensor, but these should operate independent of the coolant temp switch.
V8 5.0L and 5.7L (Heavy Duty) lower right rear of engine above starter.
Base model V8 uses the coolant sensor (top right of engine) and A/C pressure switches (lower right corner of eng compartment on A/C line to turn on the cooling fan. Fan is energized on all applications through the cooling fan relay.

Mar 03, 2010 | 1989 Chevrolet Camaro

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When idling saturn ls 4dr sedan wants to overheat


Sounds like either you are low on coolant or the cooling fan isn't working. With engine cool remove radiator cap and check coolant level, top off if necessary. If full start engine and turn on A/C full blast, full cold the cooling fan should come on almost instantly, unless there are two individual cooling fans in which case only one may turn on. If no fans turn on check all fuses whether related to fan or not. If all fuses fine try swapping relays around, they are usually all the same size/style. If fan still doen't work you have either an open positve or ground side of the circuit, Which will require wiring schematics and a multimeter. If coolant full and fan/s turn on and engine still overheats you'll need a new thermostat installed.

Mar 24, 2009 | 2000 Saturn Ls 4dr Sedan

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1992 5.0 camaro no cooling fan except with ac


Yes there is a relay, but first answer this question, do you know the fans don't come on until the engine temp is above 230+ degrees F.? That is almost in the hot zone. run a scanner on the engine and watch the ECT sensor temp reading to verify proper cooling fan operation, a quick test to see if the system works is to unplug the ECT sensor, the fans will go into failure mode and turn on to avoid damage to the engine.

Sep 02, 2008 | 1992 Chevrolet Camaro

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