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My 2003 Suzuki vl800 is overheating temp light came on. But I don't remember my cooling fan turning on. Anyhelp. It has coolant

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If the light came on , but the fan did not, and the bike did not overheat, replace the temp sender. It is probably not working correctly and you always start with the cheapest solution first.

Posted on Sep 10, 2010

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  • sambaldwin07 Sep 10, 2010

    it dis overheat and the fan did not come on

  • sambaldwin07 Sep 10, 2010

    sorry about last post. It did overheat it actually got really hot and the fan didn't come on. Thanks for replying so fast

  • David Belcher
    David Belcher Sep 10, 2010

    Then you want to find the fan switch. Jump the fan to make sure it works, if it does. replace the fan switch. The temp sender appears to be working correctly. I apologize if I misunderstood your original post.



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