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    Cooling Fan Question

    Took the new DD to a concert in Baltimore Friday night and had the cooling fan stay on after we parked and turned the car off. '01 SC2, temp was a little under 3/4, first decent trip (1hr) and first time with stop and go city traffic. Ended up pulling the battery cable, as I didn't want to take the chance of the battery being dead at 1am after the show. It's been a while since I've had a 3G on the road, don't remember if that is normal when they are hot, or am I looking at a sticking relay?

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    I would have pulled the relay and swapped it a known good one. Sounds like a relay issue to me or a short in the wiring that triggers the relay.


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    I was assuming it wasn't a "feature", but wanted to get a second opinion. Swapped out the relays this morning (Both Fan and A/C to be sure). Only did it the one time, and was fine after the show and the last couple days. My thought was an issue with the relay when it was heat soaked, as it was the first time the car has been that hot.
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    To my knowledge is not supposed to do that. I've never seen an S-car run the fan when off.


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    There is a sticker some place that warns to keep your hands clear of the fan as it can turn on even if the car is off.... but I have never seen on run after the car was shut off, even with a engine that was overheating.
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    My wife has a 01 sc2. When the car over heats the fan will not kick on,we checked the power to the fuse box with the relay on it it has no power. Take the relay off they both have power. Changed part of the fuse box and it is still doing the same thing. In order for us to get the fan to kick on we have to pug in a jumped replay every time we use the car. Does anyone have any idea on what we could do to fix this problem?

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