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Need help fixing a sunfire....

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by timofthehill, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. Mar 29, 2009 at 8:44 PM
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    timofthehill

    timofthehill [OP] Timmy

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    Hello everyone,
    This past weekend I had to change the waterpump and t-stat on the g/f's sunfire. She has an '02 2 door sunfire with the 2.2L OHV motor. Everything came apart prefectly and went back prefectly besides the one screw on the t-stat. I managed to get that fixed, but I noticed that the fan doesn't work. Just wondering if there is a way to find out why it ain't working besides her spending money since she is in school right now.. If anyone could help me out that would be great..
    Thanks everyone
     
  2. Mar 29, 2009 at 9:37 PM
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    tacoholic

    tacoholic 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    uuuhhh...could be that it's a Sunfire and crap? I really don't know. Did you disconnect the fan in the beginning? Fuse blown? etc. etc...
     
  3. Mar 29, 2009 at 9:52 PM
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    Choco Taco

    Choco Taco Sprayin' Paint like Its my Job

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    check the connection on the fan. pretty easy to bump a connection on older GM's
     
  4. Mar 30, 2009 at 3:38 PM
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    timofthehill

    timofthehill [OP] Timmy

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    its a good little car and no I didn't bump or disconnect anything besides the battery
     
  5. Mar 30, 2009 at 4:54 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    is the fan electric?
     
  6. Mar 30, 2009 at 5:14 PM
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    its a good lil car
    my pops g/f has 1 and that thing has over 170,000 mi on it and has been over 10,000 mi on a single oil change multiple times
    the only thing i dont like about it is it has a small back seat
     
  7. Mar 30, 2009 at 7:18 PM
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    timofthehill

    timofthehill [OP] Timmy

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    Ya its the electric fan... any ideas besides loose wires?
     
  8. Mar 30, 2009 at 7:49 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    You can run the car until the temp moves up and see if there is a 12v. signal being sent to the fan, OR, wire the battery directly to the fan. If the fan spins when power is applied, then the problem may lie in the relay, or temp unit that controls the fan.
     
  9. Mar 31, 2009 at 2:59 PM
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    timofthehill

    timofthehill [OP] Timmy

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    Nice... Thanks man for the info I will try it out this weekend when I see the g/f.
     
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