We are just curious as to whether replacing just the resistor would fix the problem, or if we have to purchase a brand new fan assembly all together. November 25, 2013 Followup from the Pelican Staff: if we get the chance to perform the repair, we will document it and get it online. The only way to truly test the fan is with one of several special programs on the market. June 19, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Even with symptoms reversed, the resistor can be the cause. I can see if I have that info. You can even use the cars own display to pull up coolant temp if you want. Do you think its the fan control unit within the fan motor? Or you will be stuck with a check engine light for a few days until it automatically clears.
I'll definitely get the book. August 9, 2013 Followup from the Pelican Staff: I would say no. The fuses are designed to break and create a shortage whenever there is an electrical overheat. I pulled it away and checked it like three times out of paranoia. Figure 22 In our case, it appears that the thermostat was replaced before due to the sealant material that has dried on the thermostat inlet. April 26, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Depends on your skill level.
If you're working with the electrical system, disconnect the battery before beginning. ? Let me know what they find. Trim the ends of the wires of the sheath and use the correct butt joints. August 29, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: No. July 13, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Check for power and ground to the fan when it is commanded on. July 2, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Yes. Yes, that's exactly what you want to do.
Any ideas as to what caused it? The heater core may be plugged. This article applies to the Mini Cooper 2001-present. It overheated about 6 months ago and had to replace the head gasket. The radiator support has to be put into service mode. The engine overheats as the fan doesn't kick in at any temperature. We thank you for your visit to our website. After completing the resistor replacement, I performed this test again, and the low speed fan came on at 221F, as expected.
I am hopeful that I will be able to do the job because of the great pictures and detail that you show. At the same time, look at the upper hose. This article applies to the Mini. July 12, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: When removing the bumper, etc. After driving a while, the low speed problem occured again, it stopped functioning then later on started working while I started and left it to idle - but if I drive a while and leave it idling, it doesn't work. Each fuse has a metal bar inside of it, this is where the electricity goes through. Comments and Suggestions: David Comments: Nick, I have a 1.
You can check cooling fan operation by turning on your air-conditioning and listening for the fan to activate. If the metal bar is properly connected to itself, then the fuse is working properly; however, if the metal bar looks broken, then you need to replace the fuse, and it's probably what's causing your issue. We hope you like it as we do. Should the radiator be solidly mounted, so there is no play or movement? Two week later drove home from work and car was over heating like crazy. Remove both the hose and the bolt then pull the housing off the cylinder head See and. I would pressure test it or replace to test. Zoom in for a better read Directions note: They say that Dorman supplies butt connectors, but they do not.
They are all numbered and labeled, so all you have to do is find the fuse you want on the diagram, then find it in the fuse box. I would check operation of the cooling fan and thermostat. It is still mounted to the left side cylinder head, but the hose and electrical connections are not the same. Therefore, it may be a wise idea to install a new tank at the same time. Being a supercharged engine it also features a pressurized header tank or expansion tank as it is correctly termed. Do you have a photo of its location. Water is much better at taking heat out of the engine and losing it through the radiator.
July 3, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Could be the heater core. This kit will still work just fine but has to be wired in a bit different. February 16, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: It's either burning off before it hits the ground or being burned internally. July 1, 2013 Followup from the Pelican Staff: It depends on what you consider easy. How can I adapt it is a 2007 R56 mini cooper? Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. The condenser warms up quite quickly, which explains why the cooling fan was running whilst the engine was still cold. Keep in mind, you have to use the gasket and frame of the thermostat to seal the housing.