Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Engine fan continues to run, Check Engine light on, and coolant leaks.

asked by on

Engine fan comes on about eight seconds after the car starts and won't go off. The temperature gauge stopped working and the Check Engine light came on. Coolant is also leaking from the engine. I changed the coolant sensor, but nothing changed.

A: The two engine fans are controlled by separ...

The two engine fans are controlled by separate relays that are turned on by a powertrain control unit. The system is controlled through the body control module that signals the powertrain control unit. The body control module gets signals from the cooling system and the air conditioning to turn the fan on and off. The complete system would need to be checked but I would recommend you get the coolant leak checked first by a certified technician. They would need to scan for codes, pressure test the cooling system and check the cooling system sensor or wiring problems.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Camshaft Position Sensor, cost to replace this and also a Evac leak.

Hi there: If you're experiencing certain symptoms, as in loss of power or difficulty starting the vehicle, you might want to begin by having a professional mobile mechanic complete a check engine light inspection first. This will allow them to...

Q: Service engine warning, MAF code and O2 sensor code, along with check suspension light are turned on

Hello, it sounds like you have quite a few things going on. I am going to do my best to break them down for you. First if the engine is very loud when idling and the belt has...

Q: Engine sounds louder than normal

Hello, thank you for writing in. The rumbling is likely due to the new tread on the tires. They are gripping the road much better than the old tires were, and you are hearing it when driving. The tire noise...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...