Having problems with your 1997 Saab 900 ?

Radiator fan won't kick in

\015 I have a 1997 Saab 900 SE, and the radiator fan will not turn on whenever the engine warms up. In fact the temperature gauge only goes up to the midpoint of the gauge. I was wondering if it is an electrical problem or will i need a new radiator\011\015 Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 18-06-2018

Answers :

On my slightly older Saab the radiator fan is electric and only is engaged when the temperature meter reaches 3/4 to the top.

When the car is in motion it will not spin since the air flowing through the radiator from the speed is sufficient to maintain normal engine temp. Only when the car is still it for a few minutes it may start to spin especially during summer, it will sometimes continue to spin even after the engine is turned off. This is normal behavior for this car.

To conclude, if your engine temp only goes up to half the gauge there would be no need for the fan to start spinning. If it doesn't engage during the conditions I described above there would be a problem that needs to be fixed.
This is incorrect advice for this year and make of vehicle. If followed could cause major engine damage.
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