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Hi all-

The driver-side fan (a/c?) is ALWAYS blowing at the radiator... even upon start-up when the engine is cold. Nothing is turned-on inside the car, s.a. a/c or defrost. It takes quite some time for the motor to heat to reg. operating temp, but the coolant/anti is good and the thermo was replaced (w/195deg). Any ideas as to why the fan runs continuously, and what could be done to fix that?? Coolant temp sensor have anything to do with that fan? Thanks in advance!

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Guest Skip

ah ping be kewl if you filed out a little profile info

from this

<blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>The driver-side fan (a/c?)

I am going to assume you are from OZ or the UK??

The fan on the stateside cars on the "drivers side" are mechanical and spin by crankshaft power not electric (unless your Loyale has an EA81??)

Next is this a type 0?

<blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>is ALWAYS blowing at the radiator...

The fan should suck air through the rad NOT blow air at it.

 

As to why (if it is electric), first find the thermoswitch located in the rightside (as you face the engine) of the radiator tank (this tank runs vertical switch about half way) Disconnect the thermoswitch and see if the fan stops.

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It IS a stateside '93 Loyale, and does appear to be mechanical/belt-driven.... EA81 is engine-type, correct? Hm. Pretty sure fan is mech. I will check to see if there's a thermoswitch, and will disconnect if so. But, if not... is the fan supposed to always PULL <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/embarassed.gif ALT=":o"> air through the radiator?

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Ping, the mechanical fan is driven by a fan belt should turn constantly and <strong>pull</strong> air through the rad.

Some have a viscous clutch (if you can turn the fan when engine is not running, your's has one)

This clutch lets the fan free wheel and not rob as much HP at speed.

 

Yes the EA81 is an engine designation. (OHV engine) You car has an EA82 (SOHC) engine.

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