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Radiator fan not malfunctions, car overheating

Help, Advice, Owners' Discussion and DIY Tutorials on the Volvo S80 model. Sometimes called an "executive car", the S80 was and continues to be Volvo's top-of-the-line passenger car.
charlie44nike
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Radiator fan not malfunctions, car overheating

Post by charlie44nike » Mon May 16, 2016 7:21 pm

Please i need help. My radiator fan does not kick in on time, it works like it has a mind of it's own. I always have to turn my airconditioner on before the fan blows.

The car is overheating, its a 1999 Volvo s80. I have called a mechanic in my country Nigeria, and they said they have to relay the fan to work direct, which means they have to hotwire the fan to the battery, it wouldn't work with the thermostat anymore.

Please i want to know if this proposed method will not have any effect on water flowing into the engine when the thermostat won't be working anymore.

Please someone help me before i ask them to proceed.



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Re: Radiator fan not malfunctions, car overheating

Post by Cees Klumper » Tue May 17, 2016 11:12 am

I'm no expert, but it seems to me that the coolant flow is independent from how the fan behaves. Seems there is something basic wrong in how the fan is directed that should be able to be corrected right, rather than through hotwiring. Maybe ask another mechanic to see if he can do it correctly. Good luck



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Re: Radiator fan not malfunctions, car overheating

Post by charlie44nike » Wed May 18, 2016 12:51 am

okay. Thanks. Someone already advised to change the fan and the temperature sensor.



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Re: Radiator fan not malfunctions, car overheating

Post by earthworm » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:30 pm

Well, did this work ?
Were both items really bad ?
Did you renew the thermostat ?



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Re: Radiator fan not malfunctions, car overheating

Post by charlie44nike » Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:32 pm

I had to sell the car



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