[V6-12v] Radiator Fans not working

T. Jackson Mancubus99 at hotmail.com
Mon Sep 20 20:06:20 EDT 2004

I noticed this morning while sitting in traffic that my car was running a
little warmer than normal.  After a while the traffic cleared up and I
started moving so the car temperature stayed nominal until I got to work and
forgot about the abnormal temperature reading.  On the way home after
sitting in traffic I noticed my temperature gauge slowly approaching the
120C mark while my oil temp was around 130C!  I managed to get the car
moving again and cool enough to pull over and check the fuse box.  The fuse
seemed to be in good shape and the label on the box indicated that it is
shared with other items like turn signals and wipers which all appear to be
working.  Before continuing the drive on the open road I did a quick check
to see if there were any disconnected wires or harnesses and I couldn't see
any.  It was much too hot to go prodding in the engine bay so I saved myself
the potential 3rd degree burns and I will take a look at it in the morning
when it's much cooler.

Does anyone have any ideas as to what I should be looking for?  Is it
feasible to test the fans by applying 12V from the battery to the connector
(where ever it is)?

BTW, the car is a 1995 Audi 90 Quattro.


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