Symptoms of a failing Radiator Cooling Fan
Engine temperature is too hot
Keep a watchful eye on the gauge or light in your dashboard that indicates the engine temperature. It’s there for a reason, and that reason isn’t so you can ignore it. If the temperature gauge shows that the engine is getting hot, something has gone awry. That something just might be your car’s radiator cooling fan.
Loss of power
You know after a workout, when you’re sweating and heaving and don’t feel like you could run a mile if it saved your life? When you’re quite literally too hot to function?
Your car feels the same way if the radiator cooling fan is wonky. If the engine is too hot, and running out of energy, it can limit its performance to stay alive. Even worse, the engine power can permanently degrade because of the deterioration of parts.
Oh, this sure is a fun one. Ever heard of a seized engine? No?
Well, here’s the long and short of it: The engine stops working and gets stuck, like when your body cramps and rebels after a long workout.
Ignoring the above symptoms is one way to get one of those. A radiator cooling fan that fully fails can lead to this catastrophic fail. Parts in the engine can get so hot without proper cooling that they fuse together. Let’s not have that happen, ok? Because it’s exactly as bad as it sounds.