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Hi everyone;
I've been on here off and on for small diagnosis help. GREAT site with lots of info.
My car (2005 Kia Rio manual trans) overheats in traffic, but fine on highway. I have read the threads on overheating and it points to the cooling fan. I see all the steps to take for diagnostics, but first wanted to ask a really simple question that might save some time:
Should the fan spin freely when the car is off? Mine is solid, no movement at all. I would assume that the fan motor would spin freely. If this is the case, then I probably have a seized bearing or motor. An easy fix.
Thanks!
Jonathan
 

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My 03 Rio's fan spins freely. I bet you have a fan motor/bearing problem.
 

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Jcwhit is correct it should spin freely it is an electric motor. A New fan should be in order and make sure you check the fuse after replacing it in case it blew due to the locked up condition of the old one. Good luck, Reguards Ronjohn
 

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Thanks guys!
I'll start taking it apart to find the siezed parts. Do you know if individual parts are available, or do I need the whole assembly?
 

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Thanks for the help guys.
Found a local salvage yard, got a complete fan/shroud for $75! Back together and running great.
Cheers;
Jonathan
 
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