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2001 ford escape- cooling fan on high even though engine temp is normal I took it to my mechanic and he said the engine temp is normal 220 degrees, and that the fan should be on. I have driven this vehicle for 9 yrs and I have never heard the fan come on in normal traffic. I understand that it is variable. Could a relay or the termostate be going? I am sure that the fan is on at times, but it is on after only a few miles and goes on and off every few mins.and is very noticable.

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Check your fan! I think it is the culprit carbon brush usually wear and can't drive your fan to run at low.

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I think you know your vehicle better than this mechanic. Go to Autozone or Oreillys and see if they can scan for the relay and see how its working. There should be an automatic high and low speed on your fan. It may be that the low speed relay or low speed on the fan motor is bad.

This would mean the fan has to wait to work until the high speed kicks in. More simply explained that there should be 2 speeds and only 1 is working. It would not hurt to replace the thermostat and antifreeze with fresh product.

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