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Old 06-06-2009, 11:30 AM
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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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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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change the thermostat?

are you sure that the fan is never coming on?
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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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Also does anyone know what temp the fans are supossed to kick on? thanks
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Also does anyone know what temp the fans are supossed to kick on? thanks
110*C or 230*F
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That link could help you diagnose why its not coming on too,

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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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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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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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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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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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the car runs at about 200 degrees... with out air(AC) maybe a few degrees hotter 205... driving it runs at about 195(RAM Air).... stopping at the lights it gets back up there... didn't get a chance to look at flow.... but will it flow like my (sold) 340 duster?
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i dont know...ive never stood and watched my coolant on the stratus with the rad cap off. i know what you mean with the 340, as you can see it surging past the opening, and while i think that the stratus should do the same, im not sure because ive not tried it myself.

so just sitting in your garage or driveway, no matter what, without the AC on the fans dont kick on?
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right now the temp is upto 205 and no fan yet...
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They kicked on at 210... cool back down to about 200 then shut off... so that seams to be working now(changed temp sensor) hopefully the thermostat will take care of it... just waiting on a gasket... now... is the thermostat located on the lower radiator hose and sitting sideways?
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wow..im changed the t-stat when i first got the car, but i dont recall where it is...i went with a much lower temp, i believe 170...im not 100% sure..it was 7 years ago now.
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I should have went 170... it helped a little.... need to burp it some more... more driving tonight to see what she does.... well I got feed up waiting for a gasket so I decided to take it apart.... to see what paper gasket I needed... well low and behold it doesn't need one... it has a rubber O ring around the thermostat... looked good so I put it on the new one... and every place I called... even the dealer(they want 78.02 for a new thermostat and gasket)said I needed this gasket and it don't exist... more to follow
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OK... 75% better... it fluctuates a little... hopefully just some air still in there... it still rises at stops and sitting.. but not as bad as it was.... rev'd it at 3000 rpm temp started climbing, but when I left off it started dropping... definately going in the right direction
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Ok... still don't like it but here are the results of my testing..... cruising its great runs around 180-185.... intown still sucks gets to 210(at lights) before the fans kick on going 25-35 mph its gets to about 195-200... so what is the highest temps do you think I should see? and am I being to paranoid about this???? banging my head against a wall....
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what does your stock temp gauge show?
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At cruise it shows half way.... then when it gets upto 210 its a little above 3/4.... just none of my Dodges have ever fluctuated like this.... and this has to be the fastest warming up car I have ever seen...hahaha
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