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Old 08 Jun 2011, 03:18 pm
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I've been able to read a fair amout about this problem in forums, but they always seem to be older pt's so that's why i'm posting here. i have a 2007 base(canadian ) pt cruiser. awhile ago it started surging with the compressor. went and had the cooling juice refilled and that helped alot but was told my fans aren't working. turn on the ac and the fan doesn't start. strange thing is that the car hasn't overheated yet. perhaps it's just not hot enought or i haven't been stuck in traffic long enough. it does make the compressor surge if i'm sitting for too long and have the ac on. tried the 50amp fuse. not the problem. any ideas? i think it's probabley the fan motor at this stage but any ideas as to what or how to test would be welcome.
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Old 08 Jun 2011, 03:21 pm
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to me its way easier to get a new fan put it in and be done with it if the shop said they are not working Id say they are not its a way common problem and they have dual relay fans on ebay for under a bengimun its a cheap price for not over heating you engin
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Old 08 Jun 2011, 03:27 pm
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that's part of the reason i'm posting here. i don't know if my model has these duel fan relays or just the 50amp fuse. if so, where are they? how do i check them? they want 500 bucks for the fan set up here plus installation at 150hr
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Old 08 Jun 2011, 07:29 pm
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Rick, Welcome!!
The relays are on the firewall drivers side. I doubt it is the relays tho. All of the PT's have a two speed fan and you have been told that the problem is the fan!! You can do the job yourself in just a couple hours. If you look in the Performance section you'll find a sticky on how to change it out. All you need is a fan motor, check with a auto supply store in your area or e bay.

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Old 08 Jun 2011, 10:30 pm
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Rick, just get a new fan at, or E-Bay. They can't be any worse than the OEM. The price for the whole fan is almost the price of the new motor and brushes. And look up on here how to replace it.

By the way, when my fan went out, my engine never did overheat. It was in the early spring of last year so the ambient temperature was not above 70 degrees Fahrenheit. In fact, the temp gauge never went above its normal almost-halfway-position.

I would not have known my fan was not working properly, except for the fact that my A/C while on--and at idle--was causing my engine to sputter. Also, the A/C would not blow cold at idle. Turns out, it was the fan ... despite the fact that the same fan was supposed to be cooling my engine coolant.

I can only assume that since we don't live in a high-traffic town--thus little time spent at Stop signs and Stop lights--and since it was not high summer, where the temperature here seems to stay at around 105 for a good two months straight, that our PT's don't really get too hot when the fan's on the fritz.

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Old 09 Jun 2011, 09:22 am
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thanks guys for the info. have to find the link on how to replace it. getting th e parts looks like the easy part. installing it looks like it'll be a real beach.
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Old 30 Jan 2012, 03:19 pm
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What was the problem? I am having the same issues on my 2007 pt cruiser. Thanks.
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