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Old 11-19-2012, 04:24 PM   #1
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Cooling fan issue

I decided to replace my thermostat this Saturday. Everything was fine until I got on the highway. The lower radiator hose shot off, probably because it didn't lock in tightly, and hell broke loose.

I immediately stopped the car and put everything back together. The car kept overheating so I figured I had a lot of air pockets in the cooling system. Bled it a few times but the problem insisted so I took it to a shop.

End of the day, the shop said the fan wasn't working. The mechanic said the resistor and relay most likely went bad.

Anyone know where I can pick up another fan assembly on the spot? I pretty much want the parts asap. I don't want to have to wait for shipping.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:36 PM   #2
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Its a long drive, but Turner probably has it.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:32 PM   #3
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Call around to local dealers. If they have it give them your CCA discount (hopefully you have it). It'll save you some money.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:10 PM   #4
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Turner or Bavarian or the dealer.

Yes, your car overheated because there was air in the system. Also, do you have a manual transmission? There are ways to test the fan to make sure the fan is shot rather than rely on the mechanic saying its shot.
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:17 PM   #5
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We (Turner) have one.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:29 PM   #6
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Yes, it's a manual.
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