But most of the parts for an Cutlass are pretty cheap, and you can find alot of them at a junk yard. Is the vehicle losing coolant from the tank? The fan on the driver side comes on but the passenger side doesn't. Ditto on the last two answers. Its the little motor that opens and closes the door that directs the heat to the vents. Dec 19, 2009 It sounds like a bad thermostat, but you could have excessive air in the system also. A good hand scanner can tell you what temp actually is! Thank you, Adam Thank you for the reply.
Then I noticed that they were recieving voltage just not coming on. Keep me posted, Be glad to help, once you service the cooling system and your still over heating, then we look at the water pump. If it is good, then it could be a bad motor on the fan s. You need to check what motors were avail. When you replaced the coolant, were you sure that you got all of the air out of the cooling system? If you drive down the highway at 60 mph, does the temp needle stay at slightly below the midpoint on the gage? First i checked that the fans were receiving power by testing the voltage.
All I need is for someone to tell where the needle is on the Temp. When the engine temp got pretty high, they finally came on, another words the gauge could be broken or the engine just does not tell the fans to come on until it has reached a high temp. Sep 19, 2012 It sounds like a cooling fan problem. It will come on but only when the engine is very hot and the first fan cant cool it down that fast,, its turned on by a difrent heat censor so the engine needs to be realy hot to set the second fan running and it may even then only run for 30 seconds till the engine temp drops off,,, as long as the car is running in the normal heat range dont worry about it,,, if its cooking way up in the red,,,,,now worry about it,,fast too,, Posted on Nov 10, 2009 There are three fuses and two relays for your coolant fan. With the age of the car, i think its high time to replace it and the timing belt as well. Auto Repair Manuals can come in handy especially when you have to do immediate repair to your car.
It tells the fan when to turn on, follow the wire from the fan motor to find it. . Why cant anyone answer that simple question? Put it into room temperature water in a pot on the stove. If it is, the next step is to test the fan by causing the engine temperature to raise doesn't sound like you're having a problem in that area already. My son has a 91 model, so this question came up when I talked to him. .
Once the engine temp is in the upward range, check to see if the fan is actually receiving power from its relay. The fans should also come on when the ac is running. Mar 14, 2009 The image isn't loading, so I can't tell if this has been 100% answered, but here's the text version: Should be a fuse panel under the hood, passenger side near the coolant tank and radiator inlet. . Switching these out should fix you right up. I don't trust gages myself. After the last line and before the red is 225 degrees and the fan came on.
If the thermostat is stuck closed, there will be no heat for the interior. One is for low, both on is for high. . You state the temp runs high when at a stop and idling, but goes down once you start moving. It's the actual gauge in the cluster that goes out of calibration.
These fans usually come on in sequence. Try getting the temp up there and then see if the fans come on an dlet me know at Apr 06, 2009 A common problem is that the electric fan will not operate. In general 180-190 degrees F will be the temperature water boils at sea level at 212 F at which the thing is nearly fully open. If the water runs over when you gun it, the head, or the headgasket, is history, Or the block or head may be cracked. They should all be in your underhood fuse box.
But that depends on your exact version. You will surely enjoy browsing through the pages and learning how to repair the different parts of your car. Un screw the two bolts and and remove the thermostat from the casing. Thier is an air bleed screw on the thermostat housing that is used for bleeding the system. Does the temp only rise when you idle the car? Ok I couldn't say as much as i wanted so i will here.