Mechanics

RADIATOR

1996 Dodge Neon

Engine Cooling problem
1996 Dodge Neon 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 150000 miles

after driving 50 miles or so, when I park the car the radiator will not shut off runs continously and kills the battery.
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Walud
August 11, 2010.




First of all thank you so much for your donation. Do you mean your radiator fan stay's on constantly and kill's your battery?Also what model do you have?The plain neon or the sport?

Saturntech9
Aug 11, 2010.
I have the plain Neon, radiator fan stays on, is it the connector wires or what, have to disconnect negative battery cable for 45 minutes, so the battery will not go dead. The car is cold at this time and fan is off.
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Walud
Aug 12, 2010.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/416332_1996_dodge_neon_cooling_fan_wire_diagram_part_1_1.jpg


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/416332_1996_dodge_neon_cooling_fan_operation_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/416332_1996_dodge_neon_cooling_fan_relay_location_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/416332_1996_dodge_neon_coolant_temp_sensor_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/416332_1996_dodge_neon_coolant_temp_sensor_resistance_chart_1.jpg


Look's like you have a sticking cooling fan relay or a bad coolant temp sensor.I posted diagram's of where the coolant temp sensor is and also a resistance chart so you can test the sensor with a ohm's meter.Does the fan come on quickly after you do a cold start?If that's the case then you can test the coolant temp sensor while it's fairly cold.Once we rule out the temp sensor then we can check and see if we have a stuck relay.

Saturntech9
Aug 12, 2010.
Also have the car scanned for code's at a auto part's store like auto zone. If you have any let me know what they are.

Saturntech9
Aug 12, 2010.

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