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A. Penland
A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE
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Experience:  ASE Master Certified, ASE Advanced Gasoline Engine Performance
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My 08 Edge is running hot. I think one of the fans is not

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My 08 Edge is running hot. I think one of the fans is not coming on. The temp on the diagnostic never says it hot. But the thermostat does fast.
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Customer: The car is just running hot for no reason. But I've noticed one of the fans does not kick on when idling.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: Yes
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: Replacing fluids and watching the temps. But it just started doing this. I'm not sure where to start
JA: Is there anything else the Ford Mechanic should be aware of about your Ford?
Customer: No. Otherwise it's great.
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  A. Penland replied 7 months ago.
The cooling fans should both run when the AC is on. When the engine gets past half way on the temperature gauge, both cooling fans should run. If only one fan is running, the fan assembly should be replaced. It includes both cooling fans and the module for the fans.