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fans always on

hey guys i was woundering my fans are turning on everytime i turn the car on , and not only that also if i only turn the electronics on is this normal?

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Is it out-of-this-world hot(100+) in your area? If its not, i'd say its not normal.

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Radiator or Interior fans?

I am not sure if it is the same with a vr6, but I know the 2.0L engine has a separate coolant temperature sensor for the air conditioning. Maybe the CTS for your A/C has gone bad and is tricking the ECU into thinking that your engine is overheating (and turning on your cooling fan as well as shutting off your A/C).
www.germanautoparts.com has new CTS sensors.

If it's the interior fans, it sounds like the resistor may be shorted out. There is a variable resistor inside the RF footwell that allows more or less power to the motor. It's right with the blower motor in the footwell area I believe. With a meter you should be able to determine if it is shorted or not. The Bentley manual also says to check the motor for binding and and excessive currnt draw as a possible cause for the resistor to be burnt out.

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i am pretty sure its the radaitor fans, they are right in the front... but i never use my ac so i dont see how that coudl become a problem

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Dude I have the vr6 and my fan runs A LOT but not all the time. I notice it more during the summer

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