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#623 of 631 Re: 1998 Dodge Caravan overheating when A/C runs [dgrasser]
Aug 18, 2012 (4:57 pm)
The cooling fans of my 1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE won't come on, which is the cause of my car's overheating, even after I have replaced the fan relay, thermostat and coolant temperature sensor. What could be the real problem?
#624 of 631 1999 Ford Taurus Overheating
Feb 03, 2013 (9:48 pm)
Not my car of choice but it has to do so I can get to work. Just had it towed home tonight, missing the Super Bowl, darn. It took me 3 1/2 hours longer to get home from the lake then normal as I had to stop 4 times to let the car cool down. Before it would be that I lost most of the antifreeze and after cooling and adding antifreeze, I was back up & running. But tonight it would overheat but did not loose any antifreeze. Once cooled, I made it maybe 3-4 miles before having to pull over again to cool. Temp gauge went beyond H and heater started blowing cold air. I was told the upper radiator hose has a leak but it seems to be more problems than that now. I have never replaced the radiator, flushed, thermostat or any hoses. I am a single lady with a small income and do not have a man/mechanic friend to help me out. I am very competent and would attempt to do any repair that is fairly easy. I have built houses, poured concrete, laid landscaping bricks and the like. Oh I also caught a 8 1/2 lb walleye! I am willing to try something new and if it does not work out, at least I can say I gave it my best shot. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
#625 of 631 Re: 1999 Ford Taurus Overheating [megab724]
Feb 10, 2013 (8:55 pm)
Possibly a blown head gasket. Major fix required for this. Maybe the motor is already ruined from all the overheating. You need a good mechanic to diagnoise this.
#626 of 631 Voyager Overheating (with graphs)
Mar 03, 2013 (11:10 am)
My 92 voyager overheats after aprox 1/2 hour idling. Oil looks clean. Radiator water looks pretty clean. Can you tell anything from the graph or suggest further tests? Below are a graph of radiator inlet temp and radiator outlet temp vs time; and the data; the radiator boils over into the overflow container at the end of the test. Thanks
#627 of 631 Re: Voyager Overheating (with graphs) [redryder3]
Mar 04, 2013 (8:32 am)
Does the fan or fans come on at any point during the 1/2 hour?
#628 of 631 Re: Voyager Overheating (with graphs) [redryder3]
Mar 04, 2013 (11:39 am)
Is there a thermostat in it? Or stuck open? This is not the graph for the top hose temperature (at radiator? or at thermostat end?) that I would have expected. I would expect it to stay fairly cool for 5 minutes or more as the thermostat holds back the flow, with only minimal heated water volume getting past it into the upper hose.
Then I'd expect the lower hose temp to stay cool until after the thermostat has started opening and higher volume of warm water flows into the top but is mostly cooled by the time the water reaches the bottom. Then I'd expect the lower hose temp to start up.
Does the heater inside produce good heat after 3-5 minutes?
#629 of 631 Re: Voyager Overheating (with graphs) [burdawg]
Mar 23, 2013 (10:17 pm)
Fan on at 4:28 and again at 4:32.
#630 of 631 Ready To Blow Up My Diamante!!!!!
Sep 29, 2013 (5:14 am)
Ready To Blow Up My Diamante!!!!!
Hey, Hoping you can help me with an issue I am having with a 97 Diamante. Problem, radiator fan not turning on. Here is what has been replaced so far.
Fan Motor Works When Jumped To Battery
Replaced Fan Switch
Replaced Fan Sensor
Replaced Fan Relay (All 3) with Horn Relay, All Work Fine
Only way I get the fan to come on is when I pul;l the connection to the sensor, then it comes on with and without the air.
If I had a gun I would shoot it right now. But since I need it I'm asking for suggestions, Any Thoughts????????
#631 of 631 Re: Ready To Blow Up My Diamante!!!!! [mrimax]
Oct 09, 2013 (12:50 am)
I'd try and troubleshoot the Fan Switch with a volt/ohm meter to make sure it operates at correct temperature, there is always a possibility that the new switch is bad. Maybe even troubleshoot the Fan Sensor.