1995-1999 Dodge & Plymouth Neons

Why has the radiator fan in a 1996 Plymouth Neon suddenly start running for up to ten minutes after turning off the engine?

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2009-01-29 00:14:17
2009-01-29 00:14:17

It is normal for a radiator fan to run for 10 minutes or so after the car is off, especially if it's hot outside. It's just trying to cool things down. If it doesn't stop running, then there is most likely a relay problem somewhere. I'm sorry I can't say exactly which one. I think that I've experienced the same problem a few years back. Drove a fair distance and when I shut my Neon off the fan continued to run. I had to leave my vehicle with the fan running hoping that it would stop after things cooled down. When I came back, it was to a dead battery. This problem continued throughout the week. In the end I did change out one of the large black relay fuses under the hood and that solved the problem for me.

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