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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-30-2018, 11:47 PM Thread Starter
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Old and New problems - Are they related?

1) I get this message still (pic below) even after changing Theromostat and even running without it, and also replacing coolant temp sensor. If I start and run for until it reaches operating temp, then shut off for 3 mins, I dont get message. But if it sits for 3hrs or more, and I drive off it comes on within 15 miles, and even reaching operating temp
To reset, I just on hook Neg Battery Cable for 10 seconds and message is gone.



2) Now my A/C is not blowing cold. Drove it one day, next morning not blowing cold. Compressor kicks on, but fans do not
I know fans will blow, because when message (pic below) comes on both fans are blowing. Heater will blow Hot Air



Could it be the COOLING FAN SENSOR or A/C Relay? or both?


Car does not over heat, and have driven in 100+ degrees on city streets and highway, but nothing more than 25 miles in distance, since A/C stopped blowing cold
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-31-2018, 12:02 AM
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catastrophic. You have a scan gauge to see what the coolant ramp sensor is reading when this happens? Typically the computer will do what you're saying when it cant tell what temparature your car is running.
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That looks like what is supposed to happen if the coolant temp gets too high. What do you see on the coolant temp gauge?

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When the light comes on, Gauge is at 2nd line, and when I disconnect and reconnect it is at same place
The gauge never goes past the 3rd line




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That looks like what is supposed to happen if the coolant temp gets too high. What do you see on the coolant temp gauge?
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is that what the coolant temp sensor is for? I have replaced it. Or what sensor would it be?


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catastrophic. You have a scan gauge to see what the coolant ramp sensor is reading when this happens? Typically the computer will do what you're saying when it cant tell what temparature your car is running.
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Yes, but it could be faulty. Wires could be bad, ect. If you have a scan gauge (I use a blutooth device to connect to my phone) you ca. see real time exactly what the computer is seeing.
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OK, I have no scanner
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Yes, but it could be faulty. Wires could be bad, ect. If you have a scan gauge (I use a blutooth device to connect to my phone) you ca. see real time exactly what the computer is seeing.
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Sensor replacement fix the issue?

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-15-2018, 10:15 AM
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You local parts store might rent them, or at least let you use it in the parking lot. Advance and Auto zone near me have in the past.

I agree, check to see if it is a real issue or a wire/sensor issue. If it is a real issue, then that's bad. If it is a sensor/wire, then replacing/fixing should help.
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