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Old 06-06-2009, 12:30 PM
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OK the cooling fan never kicks on except when I turn the A/C on... the fuse looks good(don't know if it runs thru the same circuit as A/C) any quick ways to check the sensor and which one is it? I remember having a 87 Sundance and if you disconnected the sensor the fan would come on.... does the Stratus do that? thanks Rick
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Old 06-06-2009, 12:31 PM
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Also with everything running (heater on high) the temp stays normal(no fans on) turn the heat off and in it starts heating up... again the fan doesn't kick on
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Old 06-06-2009, 10:32 PM
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change the thermostat?

are you sure that the fan is never coming on?
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Old 06-06-2009, 11:09 PM
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I never seen it come on except for when the a/c was on... I changed the temp sensor, it kicked on but the temp was real high.... I'll try the thermostat in the morning... looks like that will be a pain in the butt...
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Old 06-07-2009, 12:51 AM
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Also does anyone know what temp the fans are supossed to kick on? thanks
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Old 06-07-2009, 09:50 AM
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Also does anyone know what temp the fans are supossed to kick on? thanks
110*C or 230*F
Read Page 2, under General Description
http://tearstone.com/eclipsefsm/14.PDF

That link could help you diagnose why its not coming on too,

Go ahead and bookmark this page - http://tearstone.com/shop/2000-2002-...ce-Manual.html

Its the factory service manual for the Eclipse, so the exterior stuff won't work, but everything else is the same
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Old 06-07-2009, 11:05 AM
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Cool thanks... think it will help...getting ready to go make a mess... I'll change the thermostat before I take it back to the dealer...
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Old 06-08-2009, 12:00 AM
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Man no one around here has the thermostat gasket... so didn't change it... didn't want to use RTV.... but I bought an Actron 9180 scanner... (and when I opened that the cd wasn't there) man my luck.... but just sitting there in front of my house the temp got up to 205 before I shut it down... with the A/C running it appears that the fans kick on and try to mantain 195 degrees.... gonna chance it and drive to WV with it... while driving though it appears to be fine.... its just the stopping... hope there is no traffic .. . I'll monitor the temp with the scanner so I can tell the dealer exactly what is going on...
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Old 06-08-2009, 12:59 AM
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well, the nice thing is that if its just an issue with the fan trigger switch, you can make a quick fix to get you home.
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Old 06-08-2009, 01:18 AM
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But what I don't get is why the temp sensor kicks the fan on at such a high temp.... I'm still thinking its the thermostat like you had suggested... Tomorrow before I leave I am going to have the wifey hold it at 3000 rpm and I am going to see what the flow thru the radiator looks like... thinking that the water pump might be acting up... at idle I could see it moving but it wasn't a lot
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