My car temp reached 201 and my fan is not turning on. I c...

My car temp reached 201 and my fan is not turning on. I can smell sometimes a burning almost smell coming from the fuse box area Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the manual yet? Most vehicles have two fuse panels. Y...

My car temp reached 201 and my fan is not turning on. I can smell sometimes a burning almost smell coming from the fuse box area Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the manual yet? Most vehicles have two fuse panels. Yes. Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model/year of your car? 2006 chevy cobalt Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Cobalt yourself? What have you tried so far? Just letting it warm up to see if the fan cuts on

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Stephanie, the smell could indicate your issue. I suggest you begin by checking the relays and the fuse block. Smelling what you did could indicate that the fan relays or the mating plugs could be melted and be the cause the fans are not working. Remove the 2 relays, Check to see if the pins of the relay are silver and the plastic is not meted. Check also the 2 fuses. If those are good then we need to check the fan motors themselves. They are commanded on with a shop scanner.

Where are the two fuses located?
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Also, the fans will not turn on low speed until 223 Deg F. They are in the fuse block under hood.

I pulled them relays out. They don't look bad or burnt?
Automotive Expert
OK can you let it get it a bit warner? THe low speed won't turn on until 223F.

OkayShould I hear my fan cut on.
Automotive Expert
When it gets warm enough, yes you will if the [engine](/topics-engine-chevy/) is at idle.

It didn't come on.
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Ok, we need to use a scanner to check for codes and turn the fans on for testing. This will be the shop style scanner.

Oh. Okay
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You are welcome.

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