MY CAR OVERHEATS WHEN I AM IDLING AND THE FANS DO NOT COME ON UNLESS I TAP ON THEM. WHAT COULD BE THE PROBLEM?

2000 Infiniti I30

Tiny

mickimcmillen

May, 6, 2012 AT 11:21 PM

My car is a 2000 Infiniti I30 that overheats when I am idling and the fans do not come on unless I tap on them. I just put a front motor mount on the radiator side and then the problem began. Also, is there a way to make the motors run continuously so then the car wouldn't overheat?

Thanks Micki

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5 Answers

Tiny

djcl

May, 7, 2012 AT 12:14 AM

If you tap them and thay start to run your looking @ either a bad connection or bad fan motor. Un likely 2 fans went bad. Check all your connectors well.

Tiny

CJ MEDEVAC

May, 7, 2012 AT 12:18 AM

TAPPING EITHER "DISTURBS" THE ELECTRIC MOTOR--MAYBE THE BRUSHES ARE BAD. OR. THE TAPPING IS "DISTURBING" THE FAN RELAY, AND YOU'RE MAKING IT "MAKE". IF THIS IS THE CASE, A NEW RELAY WOULD BE THE CORRECT THING TO REPLACE

THE MEDIC

Tiny

Jacobandnickolas

May, 7, 2012 AT 12:20 AM

Since you just installed a motor mount, check grounds and check to make sure there is no damage to the wiring.

Tiny

cadieman

May, 7, 2012 AT 12:30 AM

Check the fan relays. Hot wire the fans and see they work. Tapping and it works sounds like a bad fan motor

Tiny

mickimcmillen

May, 7, 2012 AT 1:25 AM

Thanks to everyone that answered. I will try these things and let you know. Micki

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