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COOLING FAN STAYS ON AFTER CAR IS TURNED OFF AND DRAINS BATTERY

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  • Zind Jan 05, 2009

    Having the same problem, after we completely flushed and refilled the antifreeze the fan didn't go off, we thought that it just got out of cycle, but after driving about 80 miles it still didn't go off and ran the battery down overnight.

    Unhooked battery after I got a jump to drive the work, because it was still on when I stopped.


  • corylsmith6 Mar 09, 2009

    Mine is doing the same thing but mine didnt start this until after the oil cooler gasket blew I replaced the faulty gasket and now the cooling fans keep running all the time. I have to disconnect the power connecter to get it to shut off.

  • Speck0730 Apr 27, 2009

    I have the same issue with my 2006 Jetta. The fan will sometimes stay on after I shut the car off, and in the case of this weekend run all night and drain the battery. Sometimes I can get it to turn off by restarting the car and shutting it off again. Has anyone figured out which fuse it is? Since mine doesn't do it all the time, it'll be difficult to pinpoint the right one. Thanks!!

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Hi,
I think there may be a control unit for the fan near one of the front suspension mounts, but it may be a "stuck" relay in the main relay board. Unfortunately I don't know which one it is, but you could remove and replace them one by one until it stops!

If it is one of the removable relays you could try giving it a "reminder" by tapping it on a hard surface and hope that it frees itself.
Hope this helps you a bit. D.

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My fan stays on not indefinetly but just long enough to kill the battery once in a while

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Ok a few problems, when i turn the blinkers on and press on the brakes, the blinkers lights stay on but don't blink. when stepping on the brakes, the blinker lights come on also, and when i turn the key on but not started, there is a furious clicking sound from the dash.

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Hey there,
i had the same problem, under neath your dash is a fuse box,
your fan runs via a relay. you need to replace that relay.

the relay was/is damaged due to the heat sensor on your
head ( a single blue wire ) replace that one at the same time,

regards
experienced.

Posted on Jul 24, 2008

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either the fan switch that controls the relay is stuck on or the relay itself is stuck in the on position

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SOURCE: fan stopping on when stopped draing battery

sometimes they stay on for a bit to allow the engine to cool down after being driven.even after you shut the car off. helps to cool the engine better and faster

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SOURCE: cooling fan stays on when car is off.

It would be normal for the cooling fans to run after you shut the car off because the power to the fans is turned on and off by a thermostat and not the key. Don't worry about it unless it runs for more than 15-20 minutes when you shut the car off. It may run that long in summer if the car is hot but less in the winter. Hope this helps.

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SOURCE: 2006 pt cruiser, cooling fan motor stays on after

check the fluid in the radiator, and replace the thermostat the way it is positioned it could stop the flow from the radiator and keep the fan from turning off, I have found on several of them that I have worked on that the thermostat was bad. hope this helps. Only other things that would cause this or most common is the antifreeze is bad or the water pump is defective or you have a bad radiator hose but have not seen this on any I have worked on.

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SOURCE: 2000 Ford Focus. Radiator cooling fan stays on

There is a cooling fan relay that is temperature driven and it tells the fan when to kick on, that relay is bad.

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