Close
My radiator fan won't spin and car is smoking
2003 Ford Taurus

My radiator fan won't spin and car is smoking

(2003 Ford Taurus)
Fan won't spin car smoking by reservoir
2 answers & 0 comments
Popular Answer
Good morning DSCONYERS,

With the engine cold, please check to make sure that your radiator and/or your expansion tank has enough coolant in it. I would not attempt driving the vehicle with the radiator fan not functioning, particularly if there is little to no coolant left in the engine. You may overheat the engine and not even see that on your coolant temperature gauge, under this condition.

You may reach us at (248)307-1200 and we can arrange to have it towed in and diagnosed as early as this morning.

Looking forward to meeting you soon,

Interstate Auto Care customer team
Sign in to reply
General Diagnosis
$88 - $111 Learn More
Good morning DSCONYERS,

With the engine cold, please check to make sure that your radiator and/or your expansion tank has enough coolant in it. I would not attempt driving the vehicle with the radiator fan not functioning, particularly if there is little to no coolant left in the engine. You may overheat the engine and not even see that on your coolant temperature gauge, under this condition.

You may reach us at (248)307-1200 and we can arrange to have it towed in and diagnosed as early as this morning.

Looking forward to meeting you soon,

Interstate Auto Care customer team
Sign in to reply
on April 30, 2017
Hello, is your vehicle overheating and is the smoking coming from coolant boiling over? Or are you seeing smoke from electrical wiring or the fan itself? The fan could be locked up, but the relay and controller for the fan could also be compromised. This will definitely require some good troubleshooting. Click here for a shop near you that can help: http://repairpal.com/ford-within-10-miles-of-oak-park-michigan-48237
Sign in to reply

Similar Questions

View answers to similar questions from RepairPal's community of auto experts and enthusiasts.
I replaced plugs and wires and tryed to start engine tuns over very slow for a couple of seconds then nothing, tryed...
I have a leak in the heater hose of my 2003 taurus. it is the hose that goes from the thermastat housing and wraps...