Radiator Fan

Tiny
MCAVINEE
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  • 2010 CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY
  • 3.3L
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 95,000 MILES
I noticed that my radiator fan is not kicking on at any time. I am surprised the van is not overheating, but the guage stays on half. I checked the fuse and replaced the relay that is on the chasis. There is also a sensor I guess going across the fan carriage. I took it off and cleaned it and checked for continuity. What else could keep the fan from coming on? I did jump the fan from the battery and the fan works. Thanks
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Sunday, August 21st, 2016 AT 5:45 PM

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Tiny
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Have you checked the coolant temperature sensor?
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Sunday, August 21st, 2016 AT 5:56 PM
Tiny
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No, I just checked the fuses and replaced the relay and then the sensor or whatever it is called that goes from the fan wiring across the radiator. I took it off and looked at the diode and it looked okay, but not sure it that was the problem or not. So do you think I should check that coolant sensor first?
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Sunday, August 21st, 2016 AT 6:18 PM
Tiny
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I am sorry. I never replaced the sensor that goes across the radiator, just looked at it.
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Sunday, August 21st, 2016 AT 6:18 PM
Tiny
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That was probably the fan relay or resistor for fan. The coolant temperature sensor tells the ECM to turn the fan on.
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Sunday, August 21st, 2016 AT 7:10 PM
Tiny
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If the truck is not overheating, how do you know the fan is not working? These fans are not programmed to come on until higher than normal temperatures. Do they come one when the air conditioner is turned on?
It is also a two speed fan system so it could be only low speed that is not working.
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Sunday, August 21st, 2016 AT 8:10 PM
Tiny
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Here in Ohio it has been extremely hot in the 90's and after driving for hours and stopping, I check and the fan does not come on. I will change out the coolant sensor. I did ready some interesting tips from your site in reference to fuses. There are several small fuses where the test light only lights up when I touch one side. According to your article, both sides should light up. So I will replace those fuses as well. Little by little I am walking through this to find the culprit. My air conditioner quit working suddenly last month blowing hot air. No leaks pressure good, just not hearing the compressor clutch clicking on. Not sure if these are related or not, but a coincidence. Thanks for your help.
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Monday, August 22nd, 2016 AT 2:54 AM
Tiny
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There is a controller that goes out often on these cars, it is located near the engine.

Here is a wiring diagram so you can see the path. Please check the fuses shown here as well and get back to us so it will help others.
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Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 AT 10:02 AM

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