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Old 07-11-2012, 08:53 PM
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fan switch or thermostat or?

Hay guys imtryi.g to make sure my car wont over heat my temp hand is higher than normal but iv never had the fans kick in unless i turn on tye ac. I bought a thermostat but someone told me there is a fan switch that may be at fault. But like i said the fan does not work either when the car is on or off. Some help would be brill thanks
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Re: fan switch or thermostat or?

Well it depends. my car the gauge goes up to about 3/4 before fans kick on. i've never had my fans kick on while driving.....i had to let it sit and bake in the sun to get it to kick on the fans.
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Re: fan switch or thermostat or?

really iv been sh!ttin myself all week just spent $400 on tools and parts what a dummy lol. i hope your right is there a way to make the car think it over heating just to be sure.
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Re: fan switch or thermostat or?

Umm not that i know of but i know the engine temp sensor is under the ditributor. it's the one in the back with two wires. the front one is for the gauge..if you ground that out then it will bring the temp gauge up but don't let it go over h. you can do that if you ever think your gauge is malfuctioning. the back sensor can be tested also. when cold it should read between 3,000 and 5,000 ohms. warmed up it should be between 200 and 400 ohms. ig you could jump the 2 wires and make it think the engine is really hot but i don't know if that would mess anything up. i don't think it would but i don't want to be responsible if something does happen. haha it might work but i don't know for sure. just keep an eye on your gauge and stop if it starts getting close to h. leave the key in the "ON" position so it can kick the fans on if it needs too.

I've honestly only had my fans kick on 1 time. that's it. haha
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Re: fan switch or thermostat or?

Thanks. Well For the first say 20-30 mins of highway driving would your car stay around the 1/4 mark?
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Re: fan switch or thermostat or?

Yeah if i hopped right onto the highway then it would be 1/4 for about 10 mins then normal was just below 1/2
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