peugeot 205 radiator fan

Discussion in 'Peugeot 205' started by 16valver, Jun 11, 2004.

  1. 16valver

    16valver Guest

    I have a G reg Peugeot 205 XL, the radiator fan does not kick in at all,
    how do I test to see if it is the actual fan or the thermostat switch
    Any advice?
    16valver, Jun 11, 2004
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    Carl Gibbs Guest

    Hook the fan up to the battery and see if it goes roundy roundy
    Carl Gibbs, Jun 11, 2004
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  3. 16valver

    16valver Guest

    how do I do that? surely I will have to take off the factory fitted ends
    off the wires of the fan? Do I simply take fan out of car and put the
    positive and negative wireson the battery terminals?
    16valver, Jun 11, 2004
  4. Hi 16valver

    The usual reason for the fan to stop is that the temperature switch (usually
    mounted on the side of the radiator) is faulty. Try removing the plug from
    the switch, and plug a wire into the connector - thus doing what the switch
    should do. IF the switch is at fault, the fan should start when the ignition
    is switched on. If the fan does not start, your trouble is elsewhere.
    Have you checked the fuse?

    Ívar Pétur Guðnason, Jun 11, 2004
  5. Sorry 16, should have been more specific: If the connector has two
    terminals, you plug the wire into both. If the connector has three terminals
    (like my 605), plug the wire into terminals one and three. That is
    sufficient to test the connection.
    Good luck

    Ívar Pétur Guðnason, Jun 11, 2004
  6. 16valver

    Linea Recta Guest

    Yes, I'm afraid this is very "usual. You could even say it is "traditional"
    with Peugeot/Citroen engines as I experienced...


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    Dave English Guest

    In my case I found that the switch worked perfectly, but was no longer
    mounted on the side of the radiator, it was just left dangling, so ther
    was no thermal connection.

    A small bolt in place of the original rivet fixed that.

    Good luck
    Dave English, Jun 14, 2004
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