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1999 e320 aux fan wont stop running, BENZ pro #4758551
05/16/18 08:54 AM
05/16/18 08:54 AM
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2008wrx Offline OP
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i am helping a friend of mine to solve the "AUX FAN WON'T STOP" running after we shut off the engine. This unit only has 1 electrical fan set up behind the radiator.
There are 2 unique scenarios, i tried them both when engine is cold and hot.
1: After we shut off the car, fan will keep spinning till the battery die. When engine is hot like 100 degree coolant temp; it will run till the battery die.
2: When engine is cold, you manually use your hand to spin the fan, it will kick star the fan, but it will only turn at very very slow speed.
Things have been done to solve this issue: New Aux fan, new climate control panel, new coolant temp sensor, new ac pressure switch, new thermostat, new fan control module.
Please help, thanks a lot.....

Re: 1999 e320 aux fan wont stop running, BENZ pro [Re: 2008wrx] #4758620
05/16/18 10:03 AM
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If the fan control module is the solid state electronic relay for the fan I would suspect it. When solid state devices fail it is usually in the on position. But it would be on as soon as you turn on the key I would think.


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Re: 1999 e320 aux fan wont stop running, BENZ pro [Re: 2008wrx] #4763289
05/20/18 06:34 PM
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Sounds like some sort of short circuit in the wiring that is letting power bypass the fan controller and spin the fan, or trick the fan controller into keeping the fan on when the car is shut off.

Measure the voltage at the connector to the fan motor when the fan is stopped, and then use your hand to kick start the fan to see if anything changes.

Measure the voltage at the input signal to the fan controller to see what is happening there when fan is stopped, when fan is running normally, and when the fan turns slow after being started by hand.


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Re: 1999 e320 aux fan wont stop running, BENZ pro [Re: 2008wrx] #4763742
05/21/18 09:37 AM
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Do you have a wiring diagram? You threw the parts book at it...

Without a system or wiring diagram its hard to say. Does the ECU communicate with the fan module? I'd be looking at wiring personally.


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