Go Back  Scionlife.com > Scion xA > Scion xA Owners Lounge
Reload this Page >

Hot coolant light / Coolant fan not kicking on

Notices
Scion xA Owners Lounge
2004-2006.5 [NCP61]

Hot coolant light / Coolant fan not kicking on

Old 05-15-2012, 02:54 PM
  #1  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 10
Default Hot coolant light / Coolant fan not kicking on

2005 xa, 66,000 miles

My hot coolant light came on over the weekend after a couple of hours of highway driving and the getting stuck in traffic, next day happened again turned on the heat and and the light went off...but I do not want to drive with the heat on all summer!

I replaced the relay this morning ...but it is a wet rainy so the fan may not kick on anyway?

Is there a way to test the fan?

Is the fan easy to replace for a novice? looks like it should be.

Is there something I am missing to test first?

2005 xa, 66,000 miles
kevbayer is offline  
Old 05-15-2012, 02:54 PM
  #2  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 10
Default

Thanks in advance!
kevbayer is offline  
Old 05-15-2012, 03:48 PM
  #3  
Senior Member
5 Year Member
SL Member
 
Basebllstar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Va Breezy.
Posts: 747
Default

It's probrably your thermostat.
Basebllstar is offline  
Old 05-15-2012, 04:38 PM
  #4  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 10
Default

Originally Posted by Basebllstar View Post
It's probrably your thermostat.
Where is the thermostat located, it is not where I would expect it to be.

any info on how to replace?
kevbayer is offline  
Old 05-15-2012, 05:36 PM
  #5  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 10
Default

I have just tested the fan by bypassing it to the battery...worked fine!

I have replaced the relay also today.

Is there a thermostat sensor I should be checking?

I have not replaced the Thermostat yet, before I do what other options are there?
kevbayer is offline  
Old 05-15-2012, 07:34 PM
  #6  
Senior Member
5 Year Member
SL Member
 
r2d2michael's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Tacoma area
Posts: 721
Default

i thought it was a sensor that turned on the fan at a certan temp. not the thermostat that opens up to add coolant. or am i thinking about a diff item?

had that problem in my honda and just wierd the fan to run wile the car was on. so it was always on.
r2d2michael is offline  
Old 05-15-2012, 08:18 PM
  #7  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 10
Default

Originally Posted by r2d2michael View Post
i thought it was a sensor that turned on the fan at a certan temp. not the thermostat that opens up to add coolant. or am i thinking about a diff item?

had that problem in my honda and just wierd the fan to run wile the car was on. so it was always on.
To be honest, I dont know! I need to know though!
kevbayer is offline  
Old 05-15-2012, 09:18 PM
  #8  
Senior Member
5 Year Member
SL Member
iTrader: (10)
 
ColonelSanders85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Clearwater, Florida
Posts: 742
Default

As was already mentioned, it is a good chance that it's the thermostat. If not, then you may need to replace the fans.

One very useful tip for you if you live in a hot area and have to do a lot of idling.....have a coolant flush done at your local shop, and swap in NPG+ :

Amazon Amazon

Will cool better than the regular coolant, has a much higher boiling point because it is waterless.
ColonelSanders85 is offline  
Old 05-15-2012, 10:21 PM
  #9  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 10
Default

good tip with the npg! I am having some trouble finding the thermostat...usually it is on the to in american cars? Is there sensor for it or a way to test it?
kevbayer is offline  
Old 05-17-2012, 01:25 PM
  #10  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 3
Default

that's an nice stuff it helps me a lot thanks for the info.
grishmine is offline  
Old 05-20-2012, 04:50 PM
  #11  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 10
Default

looks like an electrical issue, will keep posted I am taking it into the shop on Wednesday again.
kevbayer is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Jordly221
Scion tC 1G Drivetrain & Power
3
02-13-2019 05:29 PM
YooItsJay
Scion tC 1G Owners Lounge
16
12-02-2015 08:13 AM
daygoVR6
Regional - Pacific South
13
10-15-2015 05:12 AM
greytc
Scion tC 2G Owners Lounge
15
01-12-2015 09:49 PM
minter66
PPC: Vehicles
0
12-15-2014 01:45 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Hot coolant light / Coolant fan not kicking on


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.