Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog Tech Info Tech Forums
  Search our site:    
 Cart  | Project List | Order Status | Help    

Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Tech Help

Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-23-1999, 09:35 PM
Posts: n/a
I replaced the water pump in my 1988 190e one week ago. I noticed something strange with the fan. Before I replaced the water pump the fan would turn very slowly everytime I saw it running (I have only had the car 2 weeks). I assume it kicked on when the temp went up. After the water pump was replaced the fan now turns all the time at a
not fast but not slow speed. I never see it stop. My question is this. I just noticed today that if I sit in the car with it running for about 15-20 min. the temp gauge starts going up. Once the temp gauge gets to about 100 the big electric fan on the front of the car kicks on and it starts cooling off. Is this normal? The temp outside was only 60 when this happened.It only happens when the car is sitting still. The temp is fine during normal city or highway driving. Did I put the fan on wrong. Please help!!!
Old 03-24-1999, 07:41 PM
Posts: n/a
On a 190e, both fans are electric and are controlled by a thermo sensitive switch. The fan connected to the front of the engine should free wheel when the engine is off. NEVER try to stop the fan with the engine running, for if it turns on it will take fingers with it. The other fan on the front of the a/c condenser core is the aux. fan. It will run while on occasion while the a/c is on and/or when the engine coolant temp is above aprox. 105 c. If the bolt and washer that fastens the main fan onto the enine were not installed properly, the fan will turn all the time because it is not allowed to free wheel on the bearing it rides on.
Closed Thread


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1997 C36, W202 Chassis, overheating, or normal? kameraguy Tech Help 7 10-03-2003 06:49 PM
Trouble Codes Question talons40 Tech Help 2 08-22-2003 02:36 PM
Newbie Question josephcorderomd Diesel Discussion 1 07-07-2003 10:59 AM
Radiator & Oil Cooler Question cKoeller Tech Help 1 03-25-2003 05:50 PM
oil pressure and overheating question chris Tech Help 5 04-04-1999 07:00 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:17 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page