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Themostat wasn't opening correctly,and then the radiator was

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Themostat wasn't opening correctly,and then the radiator was losing the antifreeze. Have replacedthe
JA: How old are the hoses? And have you tested the actual mix of your coolant?
Customer: replaced the radiator, hoses, themostat, and coolant. The low coolant is still showing low, and the fan motor is not coming on.No, it's brand new.
JA: What is the model/year of your Pontiac?
Customer: 2004 Pontiac GTO, 5.7
JA: Are you fixing your GTO yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: No, my brother is, and we have replaced radiator, hoses,coolant, and put the space relay fuse in
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I can't think of anything except what I told you
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Pontiac
Expert:  david craig replied 7 months ago.

hi im david, please allow me a few moments to review your concern. thanks

Expert:  david craig replied 7 months ago.

so the radiator, thermostat, hoses were replaced due to a coolant leak? and now the fan isnt coming on and the low coolant light is on?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I had the AC compressor and evaporator changed, before I drove to Ohio from Texas. Last Saturday I smelled antifreeze, temperature gauge was still showing at 3/8 mark, the low coolant light came on. We located the leak later and it shooting out under pressure when you put on the gas. Replace the fan relay fuse with the spare, but the fan still doesn't come on, and low coolant is still showing.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Even after replacing everything, that dealt with the radiator.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Ok, thank youThe text you sent, I couldn't load so I have to go***@******.***I would call, but my brother is not here for him to talk to you.
Expert:  david craig replied 7 months ago.

the site does that automatically , i didnt offer the call... sorry

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Ok David, no problem
Expert:  david craig replied 7 months ago.

where was the leak the you found?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
on the front left side, passenger
Expert:  david craig replied 7 months ago.

in the engine compartment?

Expert:  david craig replied 7 months ago.

ok so as it stands right now the coolant system is full?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
it is
Expert:  david craig replied 7 months ago.

ok. whats your main concern? the fan not working or the low coolant light? in other words which one do you want to tackle first?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
My brother drove the car further then before, it is now off. So it's the fan not working that I'm concern about, thanks
Expert:  david craig replied 7 months ago.

ok. now does the fan come on when you turn the ac on?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
AC was turned on and the fan still did not come on
Expert:  david craig replied 7 months ago.

ok then we got issues. let me pull a print of the system. have you checked the connectors up at the fans by the radiator to make sure they are plugged in?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
one fan is working the one on the drivers side
Expert:  david craig replied 7 months ago.

so the radiator cooling fan is working. the condenser cooling fan is not

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
that is correct
Expert:  david craig replied 7 months ago.

ok im still looking for a print of the system. thanks for your patience

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
not a problem
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
David, which side is the low speed and which side is the high speed
Expert:  david craig replied 7 months ago.

the low speed is the radiator fan, but should kick to high when temp gets up.

Expert:  david craig replied 7 months ago.

heres a print

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
ok, thanks, ***** ***** the outside temp is 80
Expert:  david craig replied 7 months ago.

have you checked those fuses?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Just the one not sure which, do you think it could be the fan relay fuses? We can replace those tomorrow, since the parts stores are closed.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
We will change the fuses, see what happens, and any problems I could contact you tomorrow.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
David, I will do that and if anything still isn't resolved, I will come back. Thank you for you help.
Expert:  david craig replied 7 months ago.

can you pull them and see if they are blown?

Expert:  david craig replied 7 months ago.

or are they the square ones with plastic tops?

Expert:  david craig replied 7 months ago.

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