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Do the radiator fans come on when you first start the car or after the car gets hot

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Usually after the car gets around operating temperature190-200 a single fan will come on. If both fans are coming on when you start the car up, it is probably because you have the Air conditioning on.

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CAR OVERHEATING FIRST CHECK FOR LOW COOLANT IN THE RADIATOR COOLANT OVERFLOW JUG.IF COOLANT LEVEL IN OVERFLOW JUG LOW REFILL ADD COOLANT BACK TO THE FULL COLD MARK.PUT RADAITOR CAP ON COOLANT OVERFLOW JUG START ENGINE LET IT IDLE UNTIL IT OPERATING TEMPERATURE.MAKE SURE TOP RADIATOR HOSE GETTING HOT WHILE ENGINE WARM UP.IF TOP RADIATOR HOSE DONT GET HOT WHILE ENGINE IDLING YOUR THERMOSTAT COULD BE STUCK CLOSE CAUSING CAR TO OVERHEAT.IF TOP HOSE IS GETTING HOT.CHECK FOR COOLANT LEAKS CHECK TOP RADIATOR HOSE AND BOTTOM RADIATOR HOSE FOR LEAKS.CHECK FOR LEAKS AT THE RADIATOR CORES AND PLASTIC SIDE CONTAINERS.IF ALL IS GOOD ENGINE OVERHEATING WHILE IN A LONG TRAFFIC LINE, COOLANT FANS NOT COMING ON.COULD HAVE FAULTY ENGINE COOLANT TEMPERATURE SENSOR OR BLOWN COOLING FAN FUSE OR RELAY.COULD HAVE PCM FAULT.MAKE COOLING FAN ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS AND WIRING NOT DAMAGE OR BROKEN.

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I have a 2001 4.7 SLT 2x4 Dodge Durango. Some time ago the car would overheat and spit water/antifreeze from the readiator cap over the battery. I replaced the radiator cap. A few weeks later, it...


if the fan electric fan is not comining on, you need to check the fan motor to see if your motor is bad on the fan. check it by running a hot wire directly from your car battery to the fan elecrtic plug.

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If you replaced the thermostat I would look next at the electric cooling fan thermostat.. Its likely located in the radiator itself and is in charge of turning on the electric fans.

To check. start the car and listen for the fan next to the radiator to kick on. It should start running before the car gets over heated.

Also when the temp gets really high is the radiator hot? if not then you still have a coolant flow problem. If the radiator IS hot then you have a problem with the coolant not getting cooled. Either an electric fan/thermostat of if you have an engine driven fan maybe its clutch is bad.

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ENGINE NOT GOING TO START IF GET TOO HOT FIRST THING I WOULD REPLACE THERMOSTAT AND RADIATOR PRESSURE CAP THEN ADD COOLANT UNTIL COOLANT LEVEL CORRECT THATS WHEN THERMOSTAT OPEN UP AND TOP HOSE HOT.CHECK FOR LEAKING RADIATOR HOSES CHECK TOP RADIATOR HOSE CHECK BOTTOM RADIATOR HOSE.CHECK FOR LEAKS AROUND THE RADIATOR LOOK DOWN BELOW COOLANTS FANS CHECK FOR LEAKS AT RADIATOR CORES OR LEAKS AT THE RADIATOR PLASTIC SIDE CONTAINERS. CHECK FOR LEAKS AT WATER PUMP WEEP HOLE AND CHECK FOR LEAKS AT THE HEATER HOSES AROUND ENGINE BLOCK TO THE HEATER CORE HOSES. THERE IS A REASON CAR OVERHEAT.IF CAR OVERHEAT WHILE DRIVING YOU HAVE FAULTY THERMOSTAT OR LEAKING OUT COOLANT OR BLOWN HEAD GASKET.IF ENGINE OVER HEAT WHILE SITTING DURING A LONG IDLING PERIOD.YOU COULD HAVE FAULTY COOLANT TEMPERATURE SENSOR OR FAULTY COOLING FAN FUSE OR RELAY.HOT WIRE COOLANT TO SEE IF IT RUNS IF NO REPLACE FAN MOTOR. IF YES FAN MOTOR COULD HAVE FAULTY WIRE OR PCM FAILURE. CHECK ENGINE CRANKCASE IF OIL LOOKS LIKE MILK SHAKE ENGINE HEAD GASKET LEAKING.

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SOUND LIKE ENGINE GETTING TOO HOT.CHECK THE COOLANT AND THE FAN CLUTCH.IF FAN CLUTCH HAS RESISTANCE WHEN HOT ITS GOOD.IF FAN FREE WHEELS WHEN HOT REPLACE IT.IF FAN CLUTCH GOOD THE THERMOSTAT FAULTY.RADIATOR CORES SLIGHTLY STOPPED UP. CHECK RADIATOR GRILLE MAKE SURE ITS NOT STOPPED UP WITH DEBRIS.

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Car idols and is perfectly fine. however when you drive after a few minutes it heats up. what could this be? i put coolant in it and the fans come on as they should but still gets hot.


Bad thermostat? check to see if your upper radiator hose is getting hot and that coolant is flowing into the radiator.

If you want to see if the stat opens you need to start with a cold engine. You can remove the radiator cap when the engine is cold without risk of getting burned by escaping steam. Then you start the engine and wait for the coolant to start flowing when the stat opens. If the car heats up and the stat doesnt open then you should replace it.

You said the fan comes on...which usually means the radiator is getting hot enough.....perhaps your radiator is getting plugged internally or you have a poorly functioning water pump?

Check these things out and let me know how things are.

Good luck and be careful.

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check fuse ,wiring ,and connections ,check for proper fan operation,clogged radiator ,water pump and belt and for possible bad sensor

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this could be cause by the thermastate or the fan could not be working i would replace the thermastate and check fan make sure it is running when the car heats up

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