1997 Honda Accord Fan comes on AFTER turning the engine off

Tiny
TODDLER27
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  • 1997 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 15,100 MILES
I have a 1997 Accord Wagon. Runs great, have maintained it well, at least mechanically.

The odd thing happening lately is that AFTER I turn the engine off, a fan comes on under the hood. It doesn't ALWAYS come on, just every now and then. Sometimes it will come on after short drives (to the grocery), but will NOT come on after long drives (say 10-15 miles). And while driving, I never see the temperature gauge start to indicate that the car is running hot.

Any ideas what this sound/fan could mean?
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Tuesday, April 15th, 2008 AT 1:55 PM

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Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Might want to go ahead and replace the engine temperature switch-The fan coming on is normal but maybe the switch is out of calibration and its not reading on the temperaturre gauge.
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Tuesday, April 15th, 2008 AT 3:28 PM
Tiny
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Thanks boss. Will look into that. Makes sense - just seems that timing is off somehow. Not a particularly hot motor, no smoke coming out, etc.
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Tuesday, April 15th, 2008 AT 3:31 PM

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