[Es2] No radiator fan= wtf?
livinotte at cox.net
livinotte at cox.net
Wed Oct 13 01:50:18 EDT 2004
I am having problems with getting the fan to turn on. I diagnosed it to this very simple problem. The thermoswitch in the radiator works. I actually heated it up with it connected but not in the radiator and it turned the fan on. I ran the car and it gets to 90c and nothing happens.
My hi 1 speed fan is shot so I have it wired to Hi 2. If I press ... ( i forgot which button but on the climate control the fan goes on).
Here's my hyopothesis on the problem. I think the thermostat is stuck or broken.Ibelieve it's not opening at all. I believe this is why I had some smoke from the turbo. I ran the motor a couple times but now I make sure the TCP pump goes on and I run the coolant system backwards to go around the thermostat.
Is it possible to remove the theromostat without taking the water pump off? Seems like it's possible. I have to replace the fan and pull the radiator so I figured I am going to replace the thermostat too.
I have never seen directions on pulling the thermostat. Easy enough?
I called the place that I ordered the battery box and complained and they said they would ship it out today. Sapposely it had to be built and then be sprayed.
The coupe that I bought has a new fan in it. So I can going to pull it and put it in the "es2" project. Ironically this 214,000 thousand mile coupe has more money put into the "new factory exhaust system" than what I paid for the whole car. I find that to be funny. I took the paper work on the car with me home, even thought I haven't picked it up yet. I have to trailer it home because it's got too many typical coupe quattro issuses. Funny I sold the crank breather setup to chris and this car's breather is completely collaped.
I don't remember but I am hoping the rear tie rods are in nice shape. If they are I am going to pull them off and put them on the "es2" project which means once I figure out the fan issuse I can finally take it for a test drive.
It's a bit of a struggle as usual. But one not many people get to enjoy like I do.
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