my coolent fan comes on when it wants to

Asked by 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?

4 Answers

23,785

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?

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
26,075

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.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
8,915

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 of 1 people found this helpful.
405

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

Your Answer

Town Car

Looking for a Used Town Car in your area?

CarGurus has 1,724 nationwide Town Car listings starting at $1,004.

ZIP:

Lincoln Town Car Experts

  • #1
    Tracy Hooks
    Reputation
    1,720
  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,720
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    1,240
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mercury Grand Marquis
20 Great Deals out of 1,703 listings starting at $1,995
Used Lincoln Continental
17 Great Deals out of 3,516 listings starting at $33,995
Used Ford Crown Victoria
5 Great Deals out of 876 listings starting at $1,496
Used Cadillac DeVille
1,506 listings starting at $1,999
Used Lincoln Navigator
95 Great Deals out of 3,893 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Impala
548 Great Deals out of 35,148 listings starting at $990
Used Ford F-150
2,936 Great Deals out of 215,786 listings starting at $1,295
Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class
163 Great Deals out of 7,695 listings starting at $2,000
Used Chevrolet Corvette
176 Great Deals out of 18,615 listings starting at $3,941

Used Cars For Sale

2011 Lincoln Town Car For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 59 listings starting at $2,950
2010 Lincoln Town Car For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 51 listings starting at $3,995
2009 Lincoln Town Car For Sale
47 listings starting at $3,990
2008 Lincoln Town Car For Sale
77 listings starting at $2,500
2007 Lincoln Town Car For Sale
151 listings starting at $3,950

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.