[200q20v] Overheating

C1J1Miller at aol.com C1J1Miller at aol.com
Mon Aug 21 18:39:42 EDT 2000

In a message dated 8/21/00 4:36:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
wprice at mtl.mit.edu writes:

> Hi all,
>  Last week my car overheated from what seems to be a failed radiator fan.
>  I had the car towed to a local garage, their estimate was 650.00 for
>  fan, thermostat and labor. Is this crazy???? I decided to have the car
>  towed home and I will tackle when I return for vacation. They did tell
>  me they think the shroud was damaged from the heat. Blau had the fan for
>  189.00 which seems to be reasonable. So it looks like I will have to
>  replace the fan, thermoswitch and thermostat. I forgetting anything????
>  Wayne

Usually if the fan bearing seizes, the small fusible link in the ground 
circuit will fail first (small black housing on the driver's side fender 
above the antilock).

Which thermostat?  Coolant?  the one controlling the three speeds of the fan?

You need to diagnose what went wrong prior to replacing everything.  Details?

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