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Cooling fan does not come on when Car is Idling

Hi, I have already had this repaired once by Landrover. I am now again watching my thermostat move all the way to the RED when I am idling at a stop light, etc. When I turn the car off after a long drive, it sounds like it is going to blow up, very loud. Sounds like it is trying to cool down. If I am not sitting idle my needle stays in the middle where it should be which tells me that my cooling fan is not coming on when it should be. Any thoughts?

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  • michelle rimi Aug 17, 2008

    Thanks- I am bringing it in to Landrover next week, I will be sure that they check that in addition to whatever they do. Since I already had it fixed once, I have little faith that they fixed the right thing and may fix the wrong thing this time as well. I just noticed as well that I put antifreeze coolant in my overflow tank just yesterday and today there is none. I only put it in that tank because I cannot locate where to put it in. It must be under the plastic thing covering the engine I guess. They make everything so hard to get to.

  • michelle rimi Aug 18, 2008

    Wow- Sounds complicated. I would not know how to disconnect that. I just keep adding to overflow tank. My friend told me that is the only place I should be adding it but I know that is wrong. I know that coolant is supposed to go into the radiator at another location and that the overflow is for 'pverflow' but it seems to be keeping me safe for now. I go to the shop on Aug 28th. So, I will let them know. Thanks for all of your help!. Land Rover is so far from me. I always have to take time off from work, rent a car, etc etc , hence the reason I am waiting so long to go, plus money. I need to be prepared to give them an entire pay check at least , I am sure this time. Gotta love it.

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Hi, For what you are telling ,it sounds like a faulty temperature suitch that goes at the cilinder head,.....

Posted on Aug 17, 2008

  • Tony Rodriguez Aug 18, 2008

    Hi,some of this vehicles dont have a radiator cap to add antefrezze and you need to disconect the uper radiator hose to add antefrezze...

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