Originally Posted by firedogut
coolant never boiled. no steam or anything just the light. full of coolant. man i don't want to deal with the overheating again. Last time my gut told me the light just would come on early, like the sensor was bad......never replaced the sensor.
tried to spin the fan. it would only move a few inches when it was given a good spin. no free spinning
Fan clutch sounds good.
I think of having the A/C on like towing a trailer. Even if your system is in good shape it can run hot or overheat. It may be a sensor too, if it sending the wrong message without things boiling over, that'll trigger the light.
Get it up to temp where the e-fan comes on WITHOUT the A/C on (215-220) See if it comes on. If not, it's only running one circuit and only
coming on with the A/C or defrost modes. By then the system is already running hot.
Don't know about your year but the A/C is always going to be a stresser.