My fans will not turn on. on 2001 Dodge Stratus

My fans will not turn on causing my car to continue overheating. We changed the thermostat thinking that was it but it's still overheating. We checked the fuses for the fans and they are fine. Why will my fans not come on?

by in Marysville, CA on July 06, 2011
3 answers 3 comments
ANSWER by , July 06, 2011
My first question is does the A/C system work properly and if it does the cooling fans will come on when the a/c switch is put in the on position.The cooling system has sensors for the gauge which seems to be working but there is a coolant temp.sensor that tells the on-board computer the coolant temp.and this is part of thecooling fan control.Next question is the service engine soon light on or has it come on before.
COMMENT by , July 13, 2011
I don't even turn my A/C on and my car is over heating. Shouldn't my fans come on when my car starts to get warm? I have changed the thermostat, it's not leaking anti-freeze from the radiator, I have checked the fan relays and they are both good...I'm wondering if it could be something electrical?
COMMENT by , July 13, 2011
I don't even turn my A/C on and my car is over heating. Shouldn't my fans come on when my car starts to get warm? I have changed the thermostat, it's not leaking anti-freeze from the radiator, I have checked the fan relays and they are both good...I'm wondering if it could be something electrical?
ANSWER by , July 07, 2011
Instead of continuing to guess what to repair next, I'd suggest you have an excellent mechanic diagnose your fan malfunction and recommend exactly what parts need to be replaced. Our diagnostics fee will be credited toward your repair. You will also have warranty on parts and labor.
COMMENT by , July 13, 2011
I would love to take it to a mechanic but since I am a single mother on a limited income and very limited right now as I just had surgery and am on disability then I can't afford to take it to one.
ANSWER by , October 07, 2015
I had the same problem on my 2004 stratus. and it ended up being a short combined with a computer glitch. I fixed the short and had the computer reset back to factory setting. FYI the short was from the sensor to the relay. This isn't something you can fix at home. There is a place in florida where you can get a pre-programed computer for $250. This problem is usually misdiagnosed as a bad head gasket.