2cnd boilover

Phil Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Wed Jul 3 23:16:23 EDT 2002

At 5:55 PM -0400 7/3/02, Vincenzo Basile wrote:
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>hello list
>My fans are not kicking on by themselves,so until I found the
>problem I was just turning on my heat when I was idle,so I was
>testing to see if they would come on and the temp gauge was before
>the 2 little dots and boom boil over no fan came on I immediately
>shut off the car and the after run fan came on right away.What makes
>that fan go on?should I change the blue  3  prong  resisister,the
>thermostat,or the sensor in the radiater ,I have no idea how to
>figure out wich one to change?I've asked this question before and
>got no response,while my knowledge of engines is limited I was
>hoping someone might be able to help me out.( ps) Did I do any
>damage to my engine, cause both times this happend I cought it right

If the afterrun fan came on, this rules out the simplest situation,
which is the fan's fusible link. It's obviously OK. My bet would be
that there's a problem involving the thermal sensor in the radiator.


Phil Rose
Rochester, NY
mailto:pjrose at frontiernet.net

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