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Radiator fans


I dont know what year model you have but the newer one will run when car is turned off to cool radiator. Maybe you have a radiator problem if this just started to happen. Is the car over heating. Did you check radiator fluid or thermostat. I dont know much about your car and year model but i would do these checks. Maybe radiator needs to be flushed. You can use aluminum brite for to flush. Can buy it at O Reiley's. I had to flush my daughters radiator about 10 times when we bought it used, fithy. Looks brand new. Please dispose of chemicals properly. It is an acid.

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Radiator fan runs after ignition is off and key is removed


Does the fan motor shut off after a time or does it run your battery down?

If it runs for a time and shuts off, this is normal with a lot of cars today. It is a second stage cooling system that keeps cooling even after the motor is turned off. They all have either a temperature control or timer switch that turn them off.

If the motor runs till your battery is discharged then the temperature or timer control switch has gone bad and needs to be replaced.

Should you find that your car is overheating while in town, then the fan motor or sensor switch are usually what is at fault and will need to be evaluated and replaced accordingly.

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Cooling fan wiring


the cooling fan itself maybe your problem, high resistance due to the motor being internally shorted but not totally gone, sounds like it my let you down shortly, I'd replace the cooling fan motor and burnt connector.

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Engine cooling fan stopped running. I checked fuses all good.


Should have a relay for the fan, but typically the coolant temp switch will go bad, not the temp sensor but the switch which is usually located around radiator. Most parts stores carry them & should be able to assist you with the proper location as well.

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On my 1998 vw beetle the cooling fans are not running, I have changed the coolant temperature switch, the fan module switch, and the sensor on the radiator. Would the thermostat keep them from coming on?


The cooling fans work with a sensor. It has to reach a certain temperature in order for it to work. Maybe it is not the fan. Fan not coming is definitely caused by a faulty thermostat.

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Have a 04 golf 2.0 with a CEL on; code: P2181. Engine doesn't run hot, plenty of fluids, suspect either a temp sensor or a thermostat. Is it safe to drive if it runs well otherwise?


P2181 - Performance Malfunction in Cooling System
Possible Solutions
* Check Engine Coolant Temperature Sender (G62)
* Check Coolant Thermostat
* Check Engine Cooling System
o Put the key on, fan speed on 1, and push the a/c switch. Are both fans kicking on? If not, you found the problem.
o Put the key on and fan speed on 1. Does heat come out readily from the vents?
+ No. Probably the water pump is gone.
+ Yes. Probably the thermostat is gone. good- luck!!

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maybe replacing the thermostatic fan switch would fix it.

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have you checked the fan switch which should be on the radiator, maybe faulty and operating at the wrong tempreture.

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Cooling fan wont come on when car reaches operating temp


There is either a break in the cable, which when you push the plug back on you get connection, or the switch is gone. I would say there is a break/lose connection where the cable joins the plug that actually joins the switch. try this. Get a pair of pliers and crimp the joint tightly. If this doesn't work, cut the wire as close to the plug as you can, bare about 5mm of the end of the cable, slip it into the contact side of the plug and push onto the switch, then if it's still the same do the same with the other side. Bet it works! Go to a motor factors, get two new plugs to fit on the prongs, crimp the bared cable into the plugs and he-presto! A repair for $1.00

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Might be the fan bearings are going bad and letting the fan wobble abit on start up. Check for cracked fan blade, or loose.

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