Coolant fan not working properly and randomly makes an excessive noise

Tiny
JOSEPH REICH
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  • 2004 CHRYSLER CROSSFIRE
  • 3.2L
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 160,000 MILES
Coolant fan at various times and more frequent lately will make excessive noise and seem to be stuck in high mode sometimes even when I first start it. I'm not overheating so what's the fix? Is there a way to test the engine coolant sensor or tell if the thermostat is stuck open? Or a way to tell if the fan controller module is bad. Keep in mind that I really do know about vehicles and reading meters. The car runs fine but that noise!
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Friday, July 1st, 2022 AT 8:19 PM

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Tiny
KEN L
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The noise is telling you the fan is going bad, which is common. We should do a CAN scan which is easy, you can get a CAN scanner from Amazon for about $30.00. here is a video to show you how and a link to a scanner from Amazon:

https://youtu.be/u-4syLc-ifQ

and

https://amzn.to/3OpAotj for the scanner

This will tell if the fan controller or coolant sensor is bad, I would replace the fan first to see if that fixes the problem. Here is a generic guide and the specific instructions in the diagrams below to show you how on your car:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/replace-electric-fan-motor

Check out the diagrams (below). Let us know what happens and please upload pictures or videos of the problem.

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Saturday, July 2nd, 2022 AT 2:40 PM
Tiny
JOSEPH REICH
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It also threw a P0128 code, and the temperature gauge seems lower than usual which led me to believe it was the sensor, or the thermostat stuck open.
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Sunday, July 3rd, 2022 AT 9:31 AM
Tiny
KEN L
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Yep, both will do it, here is the location of the sensor and thermostat so you can check it out. Check out the diagrams (below). Please let us know what happens.
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Sunday, July 3rd, 2022 AT 12:31 PM

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