my coolent fan comes on when it wants to


Asked by bebo5243 Jul 09, 2013 at 02:20 PM about the 1999 Lincoln Town Car Cartier

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my car runs hot sumtimes i have put a theromastat in and new motor on the fan?

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That's how a coolant fan works- comes on when the engine coolant reaches a certain temperature- switches off when the fluid cools- are you saying that the gauge reads hot and your fan WON'T come on?

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Tracy Hooks

Just like jamnblues says, electric fans are designed to work that way. They will also cycle (come on and go off automatically) with the Air Conditioner.

Michael Tutty

Normally the fan comes on and stays on with the air conditioner. There is also a sensor on the engine, and if the coolant passes a certain temperature, the fan comes on until the coolant goes below a certain threshold. If the car is running hot without the fan coming on properly, check that sensor on the engine. It is often mounted on the intake manifold, but for sure it goes into the water jacket.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

replace your ect (engine coolant temp) sensor and check wiring to it.

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