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Engine takes time to stop even after Car is switched off - Please advice

Discussion in 'Classic and Retro FIAT's' started by arun.tpm, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. arun.tpm

    arun.tpm Timido

    Dear Members, This is Arun from Chennai. I have recently bought a second hand Palio1.2 elx. The Car is so far good. But I feel is a weird experience. The engine takes time to stop even after the car is switched off. My friend told me, all fiat cars has the similar thing. Kindly explain me, is this a normal thing or a problem. Also please let me know what will be the cost of Clutch.
  2. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    Its not the engine. Its the radiator fan which takes a while to stop. This is normal.

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  3. bhai

    bhai Esperto

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    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    Not all fiat cars. Only Uno,Sienna & Palio acts like this.
    New generation MJD & petrol Punto & Linea doesn't have this.

    Radiator fan of MJD & petrol punto & linea switch off as soon as you engine turn off.
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  4. arun.tpm

    arun.tpm Timido

    Hi Ramjn, Thanks for the prompt reply. Sorry am not well versed in automobile terms. I would like to change the Clutch, any idea what will be the cost for the same.
  5. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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  6. arun.tpm

    arun.tpm Timido

    Thanks Ramjn. I already have his contact.

    Thanks Bhai.
  7. pradeepg245

    pradeepg245 Amatore

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    Hi bhai, Even my Punto 1.2 takes time to switch off the radiator fan after the car is switched off.
  8. asimpleson

    asimpleson Esperto

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    It was a relay related issue, when sometimes it could not stop, in my Siena D. Get the wiring and relays etc. checked. Sometimes it may take just too long and may drain the battery too. The Fans IIRC, have hi-speed and low speed modes also.
  9. mchanna

    mchanna Superiore

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    The delay is depending on the temperature. The You will notice the radiator fan running for longer period and full speed in sunny days or after long trips.
    It has to be that way, if it is shutting down immediately than that is worrisome.
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  10. asimpleson

    asimpleson Esperto

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    You are right Channa, but it really puts a load on the battery. If I may suggest further, the sensor that triggers this operation and/or the relay can be a problem as well. If you think of it, the fans must run for some time to expedite the cooling of the hot coolant mix, after which they shut off and it goes back to passive cooling in a parked condition.

    Now, sometimes the fan just runs at full speed and that too for a long time since the relay and/or sensor stops working. This puts too much load on the battery, and I can tell you with some conviction that this has even killed many batteries and fans too in a short period of time once the problem starts. :sad:

    This problem firstly calls for careful inspection of the cooling system, including air traps in the coolant circulation or radiator leaks etc. It is seen that even if the radiator problem is solved, the problem of sensor and/or relay malfunction still persists.
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