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Hi, I bought LTZ with blown engine (no history) replaced engine with nice 50K. Runs great...temp gauge goes to middle (stays there) radiator fans turn on and then stay on until off with key and cool down..does not overheat. new AC Delco thermostat and water pump. no codes or trouble faults. Don't want this engine to fail because of this....not a normal fan cycle..once they turn on (and it is too soon) one click above middle on gauge they stay on temp on gauge does not move but fans continue to run and run driving steady
40 degree weather 10-20-30 miles without stopping fans continue running. When I get home fans still running but engine is not overheating. Upper radiator hose 190 degrees with contact thermometer. Good flow in radiator and system bled of air
fans thermostat working checked with meter..... pulled fuse for fans and fans goes off...I read in some GM forum engine thermostat could be stuck open and fools engine management because timed cycle to reach normal operational temp not reached

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HI HARRY,I WOULD GET THIS ENGINE SCANNED FOR LIVE DATA. [NOT CODES] AND SEE WHAT THE PCM IS SEEING THE ENG TEMP AT. IF TEMP IS ABOUT 190 DEGREES ALL IS GOOD. IF HIGHER THEN THIS 190 THIS WOULD EXPLAIN WHY THE COOLING FANS STAY ON. TIME FOR A NEW ENGINE COOLANT TEMP SENSOR..MORE THEN LIKELY A RELAY IS BAD OR THE ENG TEMPERATURE SENSOR IS BAD THAT CONTROLS THESE FANS..IT MAY SEE THE TEMP HIGHER THEN NORMAL AND THIS WOULD KEEP THE COOLING FANS ON..SO I WOULD REPLACE THE COOLING FAN TEMP SENSOR WITH A GM SENSOR ONLY..SEE IF THIS WORKS AND FIND THE COOLING FAN RELAY UNDER THE HOOD FUSE BOX AND SWITCH THIS RELAY WITH ANOTHER REALY OF THE SAME STYLE AND SEE IF THIS TAKES CAR OF YOUR PROBLEM. [[YOU COULD JUST FIND THE SAME RELAY IN THE FUSE BOX AND SWITCH IT AROUND.]] LET ME KNOW HOW THIS WORKS FOR YOU AND GET BACK TO ME IF NEEDED. GOOD LUCK TOM..

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PLEASE READ ALL OF THIS BEFORE ASKING ANY QUESTIONS. IF THIS CHEVY SECTION IS MAXED OUT.YOU CAN REACH ME IN THE OLDS/BUICK SECTION. Will answer questions from 6:00am to 10:00pm all days [EST][[[ NO DIESEL OR PAINT QUESTIONS]]] will answer all 1965 to present QUESTIONS ON ALL GM'S on mechanics of these cars. Keep in mind i am not there in person i am going on what you are telling me !! PLEASE IF ASKING A QUESTION GIVE ME AS MUCH INFO AS POSSIBLE. THE MORE THE BETTER. SUCH AS YEAR,MAKE,MODEL,ENGINE SIZE. THIS WILL HELP ME HELP YOU. I will not be able to answer all questions because of some situations that i would really need to be there and see things for myself,such as electrical issues. In many cases i would need wiring diagrams. I can also give you an estimate on what the cost would be at our repair shop as an idea to help you. Keep in mind that my answer is ONLY MY ADVICE,ck with your mechanic as well.. >> THANK YOU, TOM..

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I have been a ASE certified master mechanic for over 30 years and certified IN ALL 8 CATEGORIES,[engine repair,engine performance,auto trans,manual trans,clutches,steering and suspension,brakes,electrical systems,heating and air/cond. I am also a state CERTIFIED inspector for over 30 years. I do computer work [pcm]fault codes,pcm flashing,state inspection monitor readiness,repairs on exhaust,fuel service,[injection and carburetor,] charging system problems, running issues,alignments,frame problems,tire balance,struts and of course standard and anti-lock brakes.

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