03-28-2012, 05:35 PM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Georgetown, Guyana
Fan kicks on?!? Since when do Samurais have fans that kick on?
Overheating on the freeway - clutch fan defective - I don't think so - overheating in traffic - maybe.
On the freeway, the forward motion of the vehicle is usually enough to push enough air throuh the radiator, that no fan is required - with the vehicle stationary or at low speeds in heavy traffic, a failed clutch fan will cause an overheat.
I think we can rule the fan out - a partially clogged radiator would be my guess - and I second Boxcar's suggestion on the mini gauges.
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