Kia Sportage cooling fan

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#1

I have a 2002 Kia Sportage. The cooling fan does not turn on by itself, but I have noticed that it does go on if I turn on the air conditioner. What can my problem be?


#2
The fan is controlled by the heat it believes is in the radiator.  That sensor may be out.  Turning on the A/C bypasses the thermostat control.  I would look for the temperature sensor for the radiator fan.

BTW does it have one or two fans on the radiator?

#3

You say the fan won’t come on by itself, but is the vehicle overheating? Does the temp gauge go higher than normal at all?