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I have a 4 cylinder 2001 Toyota Solara. The temperature gage begins elevating after I have been on the interstate and exit to in-town speeds with standing at stoplights (within 3 minutes). So far, the gage returns to normal if I turn on the fan for the air/heater. If I drive without that fan on, the car's temperature gage begins to rise. Water pump, thermostat, sensor have been replaced. They say the auxilary fan is engaging properly. What does the air conditioner fan have to do with the cooling down of the engine temperture?

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If the auxilary fan is working it will help keep the radiator cooler but only if the ac/or defrost is on. Is the radiator fan coming on when it is suppose to? Have seen issues with fan switches on these which control the radiator fan.There are 2 fan switches on the driverside of the of the head one sits horizontal and the vertical.The ones I have experienced the most issues with are the horizontal ones not signaling to turn the hi speed fan on when it is needed.

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    James Milzheimer Nov 08, 2010

    Excellent posting. Didn't realize Toyota still used a radiator fan switch. You learn something new everyday.
    Thanks,

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    Jonathan S Nov 08, 2010

    It was a hard lesson learned a few months back when one of these rolled into the shop so I made sure it was something I will never forget.Unplugging the horizontal switch will make the fan come on as long as the fan is operational.

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    Jonathan S Nov 08, 2010

    Just as a side note Toyota has these switches catalogged incorrectly.They have the horizonal switch listed as the vertical and vice versa.

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The computer turns on the fan, based on the coolant temperature sensor readings, the computer will also turn on the fan when the A/C is turned on because of the extra heat the A/C system creates. You may have a bad coolant temperature sensor telling the computer that the engine is not as hot as it actually is. Or the circuit in the computer is not turning the fans on at all. I would check the fuses and relays for the fan and verify that the fan is coming on when the engine warms up.

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    James Milzheimer Nov 08, 2010

    The other posting is completely correct. Here is a link to some testing information of the sensors spoke of. I learned some new information also. http://www.autozone.com/autozone/repairi...

  • Bayyagg
    Bayyagg Nov 08, 2010

    Try this,
    try to JUMPER/connect the the 2 terminal on radiator FAN sensor, start ur engine(even if its cold), the RADiATOR FAN should work!
    If not, check the following..... FUSE, RELAY, and RADiATOR FAN MOTOR!

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