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How does the fan operates, does it starts and stop. Car shuts down, red light come near milage guage, have to let car cool down and start again. Can fan cause this problem? Pontiac Gran Am 1998.

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The cooling fan should come on about 105-107C and shut off about 95-97C
does the car overheat just sitting running not moving
but if the car overheats on the highway then it's not the fan
check the fan operation run the car till the gauge is over half and watch the fan
if the fan woks then check coolant level if that's ok then try a thermostat
hope

Posted on Nov 19, 2009

Testimonial: "Took car to mechanic and found engine bottom seal letting in air, mechanic estimate crack seal,causing air in and shutting down car. Expensive repair"

  • Kevin Rahme Nov 20, 2009

    i'm not sure what they are talking about letting air in and shutting down the car makes no sense i have been a GM tech for over 24 years

    if you can tell me what seal or what ever they told you maybe i can help you

    also what engine do you have

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