Mechanics

COOLING FANS NOT WORKING PROPERLY

1990 Lexus LS 400

Engine Cooling problem
1990 Lexus LS 400 V8 149, 00 miles

I have recently started having problems with over heating, I haven't noticed any leaks and replaced thermostat after testing it first. After doing so I noticed that my cooling fans wont come on during idle but wille come on during driving. Is this problem simply a relay or could I have more serious problems like a blown head gasket? And what is the best way to determine head problems?
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Cwash
May 1, 2008.





http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_Fans_1.jpg

Check the relays and the fuses, also the water temp switch in the side of the radiator, as for the head, you see any white smoke from the exhuast?


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http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_Fansc_1.jpg

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Merlin2021
May 1, 2008.
White smoke would indicate a possible head gasket or warped head problem. They are now making products to use in the radiator to seal head gaskets, I don't know how effective they are.

Merlin2021
May 4, 2008.

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