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Old 09-12-2005, 01:55 PM
Pete Burton Pete Burton is offline
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Originally Posted by tangofox007
The aux fan on these cars is there primarily to improve a/c performance, not to provide air flow to the radiator. I would check the operation of the mechanical fan and clutch before worring about the electric fan. And confirm that the coolant level is correct.
he's right in the sense that the mechanical fan is the primary mover and the aux fan is just that -an auxiliary. In truth, both should be working properly. Idling in hot weather after a high speed run with A/C on does put a high load on the cooling system.
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