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Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems
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Water temp rising while idling : And the fan is not working

Customer Question

Water temp rising while idling
JA: How many miles are on the car? What size is the engine?
Customer: And the fan is not working 113,000 and it's a quad 4
JA: Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: Yes I am
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: Nothing yet
JA: Is there anything else the Pontiac Mechanic should be aware of about your Pontiac?
Customer: Nope just while sitting still and it's water temp is rising and the fan won't work...where is the fuse delay for the fan and the location for the thermostat
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Pontiac
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 11 months ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** I will be assisting you today

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 11 months ago.

Year , Model & Mileage ? please thank you

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
1995 pontaic grand am 113,000
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 11 months ago.

ok great give me few minutes

and I will send you location of thermostat and any fan fuses on it , be right back , might take 10 minutes to upload diagrams , just hang in there with me .


Chad ( aka-Customer

ASE Certified Tecnician

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 11 months ago.

this the thermostat location and a diagram for you

also i included for you the relay for the radiator fan & the fuse box lay out under hood with fuse that need checking

fuse label ECM BATT 15 amp & ENG EMIS 20 amp they are in the engine fuse box in the picture with the fan relay

# ***** & # ***** the big 60 amp fuse they also provide power needs checking

Vehicle » Engine, Cooling and Exhaust » Cooling System » Thermostat » Service and Repair » Procedures » Thermostat


1995 Pontiac Grand Prix V6-3100 3.1L VIN M SFI

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Thermostat Housing

1. Disconnect battery ground cable.
2. With engine cool, drain engine coolant below thermostat level.

WARNING: Never open cooling system with engine hot.

3. Disconnect radiator hose from thermostat housing.
4. Remove thermostat housing retaining bolts, then the housing, gasket and thermostat.

1. Reverse procedure to install, noting the following:
a. Ensure thermostat gasket area is thoroughly clean.
b. Install thermostat with new gasket.
c. Apply a suitable sealer to thermostat housing retaining bolts. Install and torque bolts to 18 ft lb.
d. Refill and bleed cooling system as necessary.

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Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 11 months ago.

Hope I was helpful to you , please let me know if you need anything else.

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Chad Farhat ( aka -Customer )
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Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 11 months ago.

If all fuse ,relay & thermostat is opening but fan still no runs and have power to it , than you need to replace the fan motor itself .

Good Luck

Thank You

Chad (aka-Jhook1398)