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Fan problem? '97 camry le 4cyl. with AC. Two days ago I noticed when I turn the ignition on it sounds like a fan under the hood is running on high. I never noticed this sound before. It doesn't make any difference if the car is running or not. It doesn't make any difference if I turn the ignition on or if I turn the ignition to Accessories. It doesn't make any difference if the engine is cold or hot. It doesn't make any difference if the AC is on or not. It doesn't make any difference if the fan is turned on or off. It doesn't make any difference if the heater is turned on or off. No indication that engine is running hot and all fluid levels seem to be okay. Don't know if I should drive the car a few more days before having it checked out or take to a mechanic asap. I don't want to risk damaging anything. Thanks for yuor insight.

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My car did similar to the same thing not too long ago and I ignorged the signs and eventually it did run hot. Once they flushed the AC system. That worked for a while. Then it happened again and they replaced the fan relay (fuse/switch) did this twice (replaced the swich) it turned out to be the housing that the relay switch sits in. Don't know if this will help you but when your vehicle is sick it is nice to know that others out there can save you a few steps along the way. Hope this helps me at [email protected] if it does help you out. Be Blessed!!

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My guess would be is the temperature switch to turn on the fans on the radiator has gone faulty or the electrical connections on it are faulty. Either way, as long as these fans are running, nothing is harmed, but have it checked to make sure this is proper operation for the vehicle, if the switch has gone bad, eventually it could give a signal for the fan not to turn on, and the vehicle could potentially overheat causing serious motor damage.

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