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Old 20 Oct 2013, 11:27 am
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Default A puzzling coincidence

I recently had the cooling fan and the cooling fan module replaced in my 2003 Cruiser. Now, every time I turn on the fan, I have coolant leaking from the top of the radiator. It only leaks out when I use the fan. I never had any leaks before these parts were replaced. Is this just a coincidence or an unexpected consequence of these repairs? Has any else ever experienced this? The repair work was done by a reputable business and is under warranty but I was reluctant to "blame" the service guys for creating the problem. Any suggestions?
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Old 20 Oct 2013, 11:41 am
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Default Re: A puzzling coincidence

Welcome to the forum.

I would definitely take it back to them if the problem starter right after that did the work but I do have a question. When you talk about turning on the fan, your saying the internal blower to the inside of the car, right?

If yes, are you turning it so on the the BLUE side which means the A/C is coming on? If the conditions aren't right when the compressor for the A/C comes on, the coolant will overheat and there's two places for the expanding coolant to go. Out the overflow container back by the firewall and the radiator cap (if it isn't the correct setting for your car) or it doesn't fit right.

Also was the coolant touched while in for service? Any air getting into the system will cause it to overheat and even faster when the A/C is on.

The fan was just replaced but was it checked to see if both speeds are working. It's easy enough to do if your mechanic has some sort of scanner.
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