Hi. I'm having an apparent issue with the Radiator
Cooling Fans on my '03 Chevy Venture.
JA: Has the car been overheating? Have you checked the fuses?
Customer: I've checked the two fuses and they are good. A little background on the overheating question.
JA: What is the make/model of your car?
Customer: '03 Chevy Venture
JA: Are you fixing your Venture yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: It sprayed coolant all over the engine
yesterday when I was on a short trip. A local shop found that a 3-way coolant fitting somewhere on top of the engine was old, brittle, cracked and had opened up onto the top of the engine. They replaced the plastic fitting, and just before I picked it up, they discovered that the cooling fans were not operative. They worked on getting them operative, and I picked it up today. They didn't charge me more for the fan effort, but it now appears that they are not working. I have just a couple of questions about when they should be operative. I am able to connect to the OBD2 connector and read the engine coolant temperature. At what temperature should the fans be operative?
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Yes. The shop found that the connector to the fans appeared to have a burnt junction when they disconnected it and looked at it. They replaced the supply end of the connector.