Question about 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser
02 Non-Turbo - Radiator fans is not coming on as it should, which results in the car overheating. This has been a lingering problem over the years. I have replaced the radiator, relays, fuses. Is this a systemic problem with PT's?
I heed the problem fixed before I give this car to my daughter for college.
I had the same problem and researched it and found 1000's of other people having the same problem and spending lots of money replacing water pumps, radiators, thermostats, switches, relays,,, etc. What I did was check the cooling fan with 12 volts and found 1 speed doesn't work. I wired the fan so it comes on when the key is turned on and goes off when you turn the key off. The a/c is cooler than it has been in 3-4 years. The temp guage goes to right under half and it doesnt matter if you sit and idle or drive the interstate the temp stays the same and the a/c will run you out of the car. Fixed for less than $5.00.
Posted on Jul 19, 2008
HOW DID WIRE DREICT SO FAN TURNS ON WHEN CAR TURNS ON
Posted on May 11, 2009
It could be a fan motor that is failing or maybe just the fan module relay. the relay can be bought at any dealer or auto parts store for anywhere from $20 aftermarket to $90 dealer price. I have seen this many times to think it is another water pump or t-stat. I would suggest the relay. When the relay has gone out then you can still hot wire the fan to working all the time the vehicle is running. With a new relay it will shut off like it is supposed to and run when it is supposed to to prevent overheating. The relay itself may be the problem but it has been known for the whole fan module to go out as well with the relay also. Call your local dealer and ask them to run your VIN # to see if they have a RECALL for this problem before buying anything. I know on a lot of Chrysler products there is a fan recall and the fan relay recall. If your vehicle has these recalls then all it will cost you is your time and gas to get there. Hopefully this helps you.
Posted on Jan 03, 2009
I had the same problem..The ground wire to the fan was broken into.
Posted on Aug 19, 2008
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