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comment Cooling fans not running
@Brandon Yes, I believe so. I exchanged the temp sensor for a new one and installed it, and the cooling fans engaged. The overheating problem, however, was a larger issue -- we had coolant leaking into the cylinders (with little evidence other than constant need to refill) and I had to replace the lower intake manifold gasket. It is, apparently, common on this car. GM used a "plastic set" gasket, and the plastic warps then degrades over time. The replacement gasket is metal set. I did the work myself and I am a third-rate home tinkerer -- it wasn't hard with a repair manual.
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Jan
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comment 2000 Grand AM GT engine and electric cut out randomly while driving
I'm not complaining, and I think that anyone who does deserves to live their life in frustration for their lack of willingness to read a paragraph. They ought to be used to it by now.
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asked 2000 Grand AM GT engine and electric cut out randomly while driving
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comment Cooling fans not running
@MarkJohnson -- Thank you for pointing out this requirement. It was not the main problem, but armed with the knowledge that the bleeding is necessary saved me time later when I did the larger repair.
Jan
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comment Cooling fans not running
The temp. sensor WAS bad, but there were also much larger problems with the car that I wound up having to repair along with a new sensor (lower intake manifold gasket). Thanks for the answer :D
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Sep
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comment Cooling fans not running
I'm a computer programmer, this car stuff is driven only by necessity/wifey. That link looks like a great resource, other than the computer scanner thing, I'll start at the top there. If the solution is on that chart, I'll be sure to accept this. Thanks again.
Sep
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comment Cooling fans not running
...or I'll run some wires from the ignition switch to the fan relays and call it a day! hahah
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Sep
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comment Cooling fans not running
Thanks, I'll check out that link. The thing about the part being defective... I don't think that's the problem. When I disconnect the temp. sensor (the new part), the dash temp. gauge drops to zero. When I plug it in, it springs back to the proper temp. That leads me to believe the part in question is functioning, and the trouble is elsewhere. I guess nothing's impossible, though!
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