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Re: q misadventure

>Date: Sat, 6 Jun 1998 08:01:12 -0500
>To:Tom Nas <tnas@euronet.nl>
>From:johnholt@sympatico.ca (John Holt)
>Subject:Re: q misadventure
>Tom Nas wrote ......
>>One extra worry on top- yesterday, while driving on the highway, I noticed
>>the coolant temperature of my car moving up to just below 120 C... and in
>>heavy traffic in Utrecht this morning it even boiled over, losing a lot of
>>coolant. There's nothing obviously wrong with the radiator, the coolant
>>tank's brand new, but I've noticed that the afterrun fan won't come on. On
>>top of that, the automatic fan doesn't cut in while I'm stationary. Fan
>>motor? Sensor? I'll be investigating further this afternoon...
>To eliminate one factor, warm the engine up to the point that the fan
>should come on, then pull the connector at the bottom of the rad. Short
>the connector with a piece of wire (I think there are three wires at the
>connector - choose two). If the fan comes on, you have found the fault. It
>is the sensor.
>Before replacing, ensure that the connector doesn't need cleaning up.
>2 X 1988 Qs