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The cooling/radiator fan motor is part of your vehicle’s cooling system. It transports heat away and dissipates it into the outside air. The fan motor is the part that actually powers the cooling fan. The cooling/radiator fan motor keeps the engine from overheating so your vehicle stays in good working condition.

The cooling/radiator fan motor is located either at the front or rear of the radiator in the engine compartment. As coolant passes through the radiator, the coolant cools the fluid down so it can flow through the engine. As the coolant is flowing through the engine, it absorbs the extra heat so the engine does not overheat. In addition, the cooling fan motor blows air from the outside and passes it over the radiator.

The cooling/radiator fan motor works in a high temperature environment, which means it has potential to fail over time. One major cause of this part failing is the engine will overheat. If this continues, the engine may blow, and your vehicle can become inoperable. This goes from a relatively straightforward repair to a much more extensive one. One way to tell if your fan is going bad is to listen for it actually working. Another way is to watch the temperature gauge, and if it constantly reads high, it may be time to have your cooling/radiator fan motor replaced.

To keep this part in good working condition, the coolant should be changed every 25,000 to 40,000 miles. While having the mechanic change the coolant, they can inspect for any leaks or imperfections that signal your fan motor will be going out soon.

Since the cooling/radiator fan motor can fail over time, you should be aware of the symptoms it gives off before it completely fails.

Signs you need to replace your cooling/radiator fan motor include:

  • The Check Engine Light is on
  • Your vehicle overheats on a regular basis
  • The cooling fan fuse is blown
  • The temperature gauge is reading high on a regular basis
  • You do not hear the fan running when you listen for it

This part should be replaced as soon as possible to keep your vehicle in good working condition.


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James

28 years of experience
582 reviews
James
28 years of experience
Honda CR-V - Cooling/Radiator Fan Motor - Winter Park, Florida
Extremely helpful and thorough. Always provides the best deal to save money without compromising quality. Always going through James for future career issues!
Honda Element - Cooling/Radiator Fan Motor - Lake Mary, Florida
I am extremely pleased by the service I received from James!! He diagnosed the problems with my car very quickly and was able to complete all of the repairs the next business day. He explained everything very thoroughly. This is a great service also because he comes to your location for everything.

Dan

37 years of experience
734 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
Ford Fiesta - Cooling/Radiator Fan Motor Replacement - Norcross, Georgia
I stuck with Dan from inspection to service. He is very knowledgeable. He was prompt for both appointments and disclosed everything i needed to know to make my choice to booking the service my car needed. Will definitely be using Dan again!
Pontiac Grand Prix - Cooling/Radiator Fan Motor - Lawrenceville, Georgia
Arrived on time and was very professional and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend Dan for for your car servicing needs

Allen

34 years of experience
442 reviews
Allen
34 years of experience
Chrysler Town & Country - Cooling/Radiator Fan Motor - Altamonte Springs, Florida
Thorough - double checked everything and even went out same day and got the right part when he was given the wrong part to start .

Patrick

31 years of experience
1054 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Nissan Versa - Cooling/Radiator Fan Motor - Kyle, Texas
I am happy that he went above and beyond when I didn’t here my phone ring to let me know that he arrived to work on my car. He waited and I was able to get the work needed I order for me to drive my car.

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