Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Radiator fan not working.

asked by on

The temperature gauge goes to the highest point. I do not think my radiator fan is working.

A: The fan for a radiator supplies airflow whi...

The fan for a radiator supplies airflow while the car is sitting at a stop, generally when I see a car that is slowly overheating I check the fluid level to make sure it’s full and that the water pump has a belt spinning it. Other common problems are: a stuck/closed thermostat, air bubbles trapped in the engine, or pinched/blocked hoses. Have a certified mechanic from YourMechanic test your cooling system and find why your engine is overheating.

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

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: Problem with piston number 1 and 2

Hi there. If by "don't work" you're inferring that they won't fire, it's more than likely that this is caused by an ignition system component; such as a broken distributor, camshaft or crankshaft sensor, or something simple like the timing...

Q: Is there a problem with the factory-installed security system that's preventing the car from starting?

The security system for the car can tell the electronic control unit (ECU) to not start the vehicle if it has been broken in to. Generally, the security system enables the fail safe mode when a window has been broken...

Q: The clutch lever that the slave cylinder pushes is not pushing/springing back

It sounds like you may have to replace the clutch. Clutches can fail in a number of different ways and exhibit a multitude of symptoms. Most people are acquainted with clutches that slip from simple wear, but it sounds like...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
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...