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1997 Pontiac Firebird Firebird 2dr Coupe

1997 Pontiac Firebird
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Rear Wheel Drive, 2 Door Coupe, Sub-Compact
19 mpg city / 30 mpg hwy
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May 15, 2013, 9:29 am

Traci K
 

Question: where are cooling & temp sensors located?

Car is overheating when stopping...fans dont.come on until 210 degrees. Relay under throttle body when unplugged and plugged back in fans come on at 180...is sensor/relay bad...already replaced it once..


May 25, 2013, 4:58 pm

Elizabeth K
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That's not a simple system, but where did you get the info that the fans should come on at 180? 210F sounds about right to me.

When you say it's overheating when stopping, do you mean when you shut off the engine, or at idle?

Here is a cooling system troubleshooting article:
http://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-overheating-or-running-hot

And here is a thread about the details of your car's fan relays:
http://www.ls1lt1.com/forum/general-tech/41228-cooling-fan-help-please.html


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