my coolant fan dose not work and its not the fuse or the fan motor what could be the problem?

Asked by Mar 27, 2007 at 06:28 PM about the 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

9 Answers

15,230

Hello FOX-- The two problems you are having with your 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier are probably electrical and probablyrelated. Without a hands-on diagnosis, I would say you have a problem that should be looked at by a professional. Electrical problems are hard to handle for the amateur mechanic, but a competent pro should be able to pinpoint the problem. Good luck from Bovan.

6 of 6 people found this helpful.
165

i had the same problem with my 99' and i had to run a hot wire from the fuse box in the dash to the fuse box under the hood...there is i think three cubes in there and i think its the one closest to the front...that has to be removed and the hot wire has to plug into one of the little tabs...the hard part is finding a hot terminal in the interior fuse box

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
95

hi mate on the old cav's there is 2 sensors.1 for the temp guage, thats a small sonsor with 1 wire going to it.the other will be on the thermostat housing usually situated on the cylinder head...above the gear box...u can tell cos there will be a couple of large coolnt pipes going to it..anyway the sensor is quiet big with 2 wires going to it that.you can try pulling the connector of the sonsor and using a bit of wire and with the ignition on bridge the wiring connector.ifthe fan cuts in then pro fault will be the sensor......make sure its the right sensor or ask someone before doing as bridging wires for the management system can cause probs mate

8 of 8 people found this helpful.
2,330

had similar problem..and it is close to what daz has to say, only mine ended up being a corroded wire in the main wiring harness...just peel the harness open ,starting near the sensor and work your way toward the firewall.It is about 2 feet up the harness....hopefully this helps....

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
1,015

with my cavalier, i had a coil by my fan that had gotten unwravelled, which stopped my fan from turning

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
20

I had the same problem with my 2002 Cavalier, the cooling fan wasn't kicking on and it was overheating when idle or in traffic. Checked the fuse, it was fine so I swapped the relay switch with the AC relay switch and the AC stopped working. New relay switch at O'Reily's=12 bucks=fan is working now! Woo'friggin'hoo for simple, cheap fixes.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
90

When l turn my ac on do the radiator fan surpose to come on then

5 of 5 people found this helpful.
90

When l turn my ac on do the radiator fan surpose to come on thenI its on a 1997 calverliar

4 of 4 people found this helpful.

Chevy should recall this Cavalier piece of shit, the AC/Fan relay/sensor always goes bad!

Your Answer

Cavalier

Looking for a Used Cavalier in your area?

CarGurus has 827 nationwide Cavalier listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Chevrolet Cavalier Experts

  • #1
    John Saffrahn
    Reputation
    3,060
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    1,370
  • #3
    mbar1
    Reputation
    1,220
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,049 Great Deals out of 63,771 listings starting at $880
Used Honda Civic
735 Great Deals out of 65,148 listings starting at $1,350
Used Chevrolet Impala
556 Great Deals out of 35,109 listings starting at $1,495
Used Chevrolet Camaro
467 Great Deals out of 31,525 listings starting at $3,550
Used Ford Focus
789 Great Deals out of 57,530 listings starting at $1,900
Used Honda Accord
1,105 Great Deals out of 65,887 listings starting at $561
Used Toyota Corolla
895 Great Deals out of 60,260 listings starting at $850
Used Ford Mustang
559 Great Deals out of 36,550 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Corvette
194 Great Deals out of 18,735 listings starting at $3,850
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
7 Great Deals out of 1,212 listings starting at $1,488
Used Chevrolet S-10
14 Great Deals out of 1,217 listings starting at $1,550

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.