AC / Radiator fan stalls car

Tiny
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  • 2002 PONTIAC GRAND AM
  • 102,000 MILES

I have been having a problem with my car stalling. I've narrowed it down to something with the AC / radiator fans. When the car gets too hot it stalls as soon as the fans kick on. It also stalls when I turn the AC on. I unplugged the fans and was able to turn on the AC but would blow cold then hot then cold, but wouldn't stall. My car is a 2002 grand am GT.

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Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 AT 2:18 AM

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Tiny
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The fans may be pulling too much amperage. You need to have the system checked to verify.

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Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 AT 2:21 AM
Tiny
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As in hooking up a diagnostic computer to read error codes? Such as the ones at an auto store?

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Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 AT 2:24 AM
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No, they dont give info, just codes. You need a scan tool that is able to retrieve live data and has the ability to turn things on and off.

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Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 AT 2:27 AM
Tiny
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Would a regular shop have something like that or would I have to go to a dealership. I'm trying to avoid dropping too much more money into this thing. I've replaced the IAC valve and thermostat based on a couple suggestions I've received.

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Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 AT 2:30 AM
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Most shops have this but charge, as they should, for the service.

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Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 AT 2:32 AM

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