Car fans are not allways working and overheat


Asked by Jul 17, 2016 at 11:30 AM about the 1999 Chrysler Town & Country

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1 Answer


Make sure your coolant levels are okay. If that is good, you may have a problem with your temperature sensor (which is located in or near the thermostat housing). Coolant also has to flow, if it isn't flowing it's hard for the temp sensor to do it's job. so you may have a problem with the thermostat, not opening when it should. A cracked radiator cap won't be able to pull in coolant from the reservoir. So a simple low cost way to proceed may be to inspect temp sensor (wiring harness/connector), remove and test the thermostat (replace if needed), replace rad cap (should be done every two years anyhow), flush and replace coolant. If that doesn't work replace temp sensor. There are guides on how to test the thermostat on the webs, which involves basically putting it in a pot of hot water and see if it opens.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • radiator fan doesn't work without the heat or airconditioning running 4 answers

    The radiator will overheat if I dont have the fan running inside my van either on A/c or Heat as long as I drive with the fan on it.

    2008 Chrysler Town & Country Touring


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Keeps overheating!!!!! 40 answers

    Ive replaced just about everything in the cooling system and our van is still overheating. ie thermostat, radiator, radiator fan assembly, radiator fan control switch, water pump, and coolant temp sen...

    2000 Chrysler Town & Country Limited


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Chrysler Town and Country overheating 2 answers

    My TC has been overheating. The gauge will be set on cold, a few min later temp raises to half way, then the temp spikes to to the top. Replaced the thermostat and it didn't overheat for a few days ...

    2004 Chrysler Town & Country


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Overheating issues 14 answers

    My vehicle's water gauge topped out. I changed the thermostat, radiator cap, drained, flushed, and filled the system. I checked the belt and hoses and they were fine. I ran the vehicle for 20 minutes ...

    2001 Chrysler Town & Country LX


    Maintenance & Repair

  • fan not engaging on 2002 pt cruiser ltd. car overheats while idling 1 answer

    fan not engaging on 2002 pt cruiser ltd. car overheats while idling

    2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited


    Maintenance & Repair

Search Chrysler Town & Country Questions

Chrysler Town & Country Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,610
#2 thejeepdoctor
Reputation 1,330
#3 dandyoun
Reputation 1,300
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Grand Caravan"
421 Great Deals out of 30,378 listings starting at $1,650
Used Honda Odyssey"
407 Great Deals out of 26,369 listings starting at $500
Used Toyota Sienna"
355 Great Deals out of 25,835 listings starting at $600
Used Dodge Caravan"
1,069 listings starting at $2,950
Used Nissan Quest"
104 Great Deals out of 3,624 listings starting at $2,900
Used Chevrolet Tahoe"
1,105 Great Deals out of 36,356 listings starting at $1,700
Used Ford Explorer"
1,311 Great Deals out of 71,771 listings starting at $300
Used Dodge Durango"
393 Great Deals out of 22,708 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford F-150"
3,161 Great Deals out of 216,444 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2016 Chrysler Town & Country For Sale
290 Great Deals out of 5,939 listings starting at $17,477
2015 Chrysler Town & Country For Sale
94 Great Deals out of 2,878 listings starting at $14,975
2014 Chrysler Town & Country For Sale
90 Great Deals out of 2,304 listings starting at $11,750
2013 Chrysler Town & Country For Sale
106 Great Deals out of 2,162 listings starting at $8,688
2012 Chrysler Town & Country For Sale
38 Great Deals out of 1,210 listings starting at $7,495