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Kia Sedona overheating, fans do not come on Replaced fan

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JA: Hi. How can I help?
Customer: Kia Sedona overheating, fans do not come on Replaced fan modulator and they started working, but it still gets too hot to drive once in awhile
JA: Have you checked the coolant? Have you checked for a leak in the cooling system?
Customer: Coolant is ok, no leaks
JA: What year is your Sedona?
Customer: 2008
JA: Are you fixing your Sedona yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: We take it to a local shop, they are great
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: That is it Oh, it runs hot, but if I turn the heater on, the temp comes back to normal

Hi Im David, thanks for visiting the site, with the engine at operating temp make sure the upper and lower radiator hoses are equally hot.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
They are connected, no leaks. Issue was the fan modulator and it has been replaced. The fan does not come on some times when the ac is running and the car gets hit. Temps come back to normal if I turn the heater on
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
The issue is intermittent, does not happen all the time!

you didnt answer my question.. please make sure the hoses are the same temp.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Sorry, hoses are the same temp,
Did you see my additional comments.

ok, then it sounds like you have air trapped in the system. havs the system been bled?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
No, have not been bled
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
It got few times over the past 2 years due to the fan issues, could that hurt the thermostat ?

you may want to do a coolant system flush and then bleed all of the air out when you are through

the thermostat could be getting gunked up and sticking......

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok, you think it is related to air in the system and not electrical?

yes, I believe its nothing electrical and has to do with air in the system, a possible sticking thermostat and a needed system flush.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok, will give it a shot.

it should take care of it. please accept the answer and leave a 5 star rating for me if you are satisfied with my assistance. just remember, by accepting the answer and leaving a rating doesnt mean we are done. im here to help you until the vehicle is fixed.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thanks, ***** ***** try to get to it tomorrow. How do I accept the answer?

i think theres a place on you side to accept then a rating scale will come up

david craig and 3 other Car Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
No Accept, but I do see the see the rating, thx

thank you. ill be here if you still need help.