99 Toyota Camry ce fans by radiator only turn on when inside knob is turned to defrost. Is that normal

Asked by Feb 13, 2015 at 04:47 PM about the 1999 Toyota Camry CE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Not noticing water circulation in
radiator. Dash temp gauge
shows car running at half way
between hot an cold

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I don't think you have anything to worry about, as long as it's not overheating. The fan comes on because when you turn defrost on, the A/C automatically kicks on to de-humidify, and therefore the fan will also. And while driving, there is enough air-flow through grille to make fans redundant or useless, so they don't come on. As for not seeing water-flow, I really don't know what to say about that, as long as gauge is in the middle, you're good to go.

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