I have a 2000 Chevy Cavalier that I use for commuting in heavy traffic daily. Sometimes, when sitting, it heats up past normal to around the 210?-215? mark and I do not hear the cooling fan come on. I have found that turning on the A/C will force the fan on, and will usually cool the car back down to normal, but this is impractical sometimes as it isn’t a warm day! Am I just expecting the fan to come on too early?
[b]That radiator cooling fan won’t come on until the coolant temperature nears 130 degrees F.
But if turning on the AC to force the fan to turn on makes you feel better, there’s nothing wrong with that.
[b]I meant 230 degrees F.