How does a thermo switch work?
In respect to this, what is a thermo switch?
A coolant fan switch is a small and very simple switch comprised of typically two wires. This switch is configured to work based upon the temperature of the engine. As engine temperature rises to a specific threshold, the switch is activated powering on the coolant fan.
Beside above, what are the signs of a bad temperature sensor? Common symptoms of a bad engine coolant sensors are overheating, hard starting conditions, poor idle, check engine light ON and the electric fans do not work properly. The easiest way is to read the trouble code memory and check the value from the sensor, to make sure it's a possible value.
Also to know is, why does my radiator fan not turn on?
A fan failure, or a failure of the fan relay or control circuit is bad news because it can allow the engine to overheat. Engine thermostat is stuck OPEN (engine never gets hot enough to turn on the fan) Faulty fan relay. A wiring problem (blown fuse, loose or corroded connector, shorts, opens, etc.)
What are the symptoms of a bad temperature sensor?
Symptoms of a bad or failing coolant temperature switch (sensor)
- Poor fuel economy. One of the first symptoms associated with a problem with the coolant temperature sensor is poor fuel economy.
- Black smoke from engine. Another symptom of a possible problem with the coolant temperature sensor is black smoke from the vehicle's exhaust.
- Overheating engine.
- Check Engine Light comes on.