Engine Cooling problem 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 86,000 miles
I have a 2001 sebring LXI 3.0L V6 Coupe, my cooling fans work when I turn compressor on and engine is fine I can hear the high speed fan kick in and all is good. When the fans are off and the motor reaches operating temperature the fans wont kick in, and the gauge starts to rise. I have changed the relay, thermostat and temperature sensor. And nothing seems to solve this problem. There is a sensor by the front of the radiator that is closed ended. I don't know what it is but it just sits there. Did I mention its a Mitsubishi motor. I hope some one out there knows this motor and can help its only in 17% of cars.
The two sensors are different size, the temperature sensor is the froward sensor and the small one behind it is the gauge sensor which is on the motor not the dash. If the gauge sensor was bad would it be reading anything at all? Would that affect the fan coming on at all? The temp sensor works cause when the ac/heat switch is on, the fans run and I can hear it kick in when the engine reaches op temp. But when I dont have the ac/heat running then nothing runs and the car gets hot, has not over heated yet but it goes above the op temp
Please help thank you.
have the same problem?
Thursday, April 16th, 2009 AT 5:46 PM